The word baptism comes from the Greek word baptizo, which means to immerse, to saturate and to submerge. This reflects the New Testament style of baptising, which happened in seas and rivers.
At Open Heaven, we practice full immersion baptisms in water, as it is the practice that was set by Jesus and the early church. It is full of symbolism about burying our old ways of living in the water and being lifted out with new life.
We hold baptisms every term as a joint gathering with both OH1 and OH2. It is always a great celebration of individuals who have chosen to publicly declare their faith and new life with Jesus.
If you are part of Open Heaven and would like to get baptised, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.