We're so excited that you are interested in baptism! Baptism in an important part of the salvation process. It is a picture of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and also serves as a symbol of your own death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:3-4). It signifies your death to sin and its hold over you and the new life that you now life for God. But there is a sense in which baptism is more than a picture or an outward symbol of an inner transformation; it is more than a public act testifying to faith. In a real sense a death and burial takes place and a new life is begun (Romans 6:3-4). Baptism is when you make a clear and final break from your old life of sin and disobedience and begin a new life of forgiveness and submission to Jesus as Lord. It is a serious event. To help you both learn more & prepare for baptism, we have a couple resources we've made available.
We have put together a quick & easy-to-read booklet that provides information about baptism as well as answering many of the most common questions about baptism. You can read that here.
In addition to the booklet, Nathan Hardesty, BCC's Senior Minister, has created a 30-minute Online Baptism Class that you can view any time. You can watch it below.