What Is Baptism?

Simply put, baptism is an outward expression and celebration of your inward decision to place your faith and commitment in Jesus Christ. Every example we see in the Bible demonstrates that first a person comes to believe in Christ, and then he or she is baptized as an expression of that belief. Baptism does not make you a Christian. It is an act of obedience and response to your gift of eternal life.

In Romans 6:1-11 the apostle Paul explains how baptism by immersion identifies the believer with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Going underwater illustrates that death and burial, coming up out of the water illustrates His resurrection. When you come to faith in Christ, an inner change takes place and you begin your Fresh Start.


August 11th we will be having our annual Ocean Baptisms in Longport at 3210 Atlantic Ave. From 3 to 5pm we will have food and fun! Then at 5pm there will be testimonies and baptisms. If you’ve never taken the next step of baptism this would be a great time for you to do that.

Just hit the button below and we’ll contact  you regarding your next steps toward making sure you take this important step of obedience in your walk with Jesus.


If you’ve signed up to be baptized or are interested in learning more about what baptism is and why you should get baptized, we encourage you to take this one hour class on Tuesday, July 16th at Fresh Start Church.

Click the button below to sign up for the Baptism Class on July 16th.

What Steps Should I Take to be Baptized?

Click the button below to sign up to be baptized.  Once signed up, you’ll receive a confirmation email with links to your next steps.
We want to know how you came to know Christ and received your Fresh Start.  This step is important because it allows us to celebrate with you as you take this huge step of faith. Depending on how the Baptisms are being run we may ask for something additional like a video.
[You will get a link to this form in an email after you sign up.]
This tour explains what Fresh Start Church is all about and why we do what we do.  This is an important step to having you partner with Fresh Start to “Connect the Love of Christ to the Heart of our Community.”
[You will get a link to sign up for this in an email after you sign up]


Back Stage Tour