Baptism

Celebrate God's Work in your life

Interested in being baptized?

Here are the 4 steps in the process to make your baptism meaningful.

  1. If you think you are ready for baptism, read the Frequently Asked Questions on baptism here.
  2. Complete one of the baptism registration forms below.
  3. Prior to your baptism you will receive information about your baptism day including what to wear, times, etc.
  4. Get baptized! We are excited to celebrate God’s work in your life at a baptism service.

Next Baptism Dates

Apr 23 Bolingbrook Campus baptismbolingbrook@thecompass.net
May 7 Wheaton Campus baptismwheaton@thecompass.net
TBD 95th Campus baptism95@thecompass.net
TBD Hobson Campus baptismhobson@thecompass.net

If you have questions or would like to speak to someone prior to moving to the next step in the process email us or call the church office at 630.983.3232.


Baptism Celebration Sign Up!

We are excited to get you signed up for baptism. If you still have questions or you aren’t sure if you should get baptized please email your campus. If you are ready for the exciting next step of getting baptized at any of our campuses please fill out a form below and we will get back to you. After you register, you will receive information about how to connect with a baptism meeting or with a baptism team member as the final step before you get baptized.

95th Signup Bolingbrook Signup Hobson Signup Wheaton Signup


About Baptism

Baptism is for those who have personally accepted Jesus as their Savior. At The Compass Church we baptize children, young people and adults who acknowledge their faith in Christ and can share their testimony with us. Believers are baptized because Jesus was and He asked us to follow His example in all things.

"When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too" (Luke 3:21).

What is Baptism like? What if I have already been baptized?

In the New Testament the word baptism primarily refers to being immersed completely under water. Being immersed under water is a symbol in the Bible of being dead in our sins- picturing Jesus being placed in the tomb after being sacrificed for our sins. Being brought back up from the water is a symbol of believers being made new in Christ - just as Christ was raised from the dead.

Romans 6:4 tells us, “We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” We believe baptism is for believers following their personal decision to receive Jesus as personal Savior. "Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day" (Acts 2:41).

While water baptism does not bring salvation into a person’s life, it is a powerful illustration of what takes place in a person’s life as they accept Christ as their Savior. Baptism is a personal decision one makes upon receiving Christ as their Savior. While we recognize that some may have been baptized as an infant or by a decision of a parent or family member, we believe individuals should be baptized again to testify to the personal decision that was made to follow Christ.