Baptism is a symbolic act through which believers publicly acknowledge their need for God’s forgiveness. The pattern is always the same: first, people put their faith in Jesus as their Savior, repent of their sin, then they are baptized to publicly state their faith. Water baptism is an act of obedience, representing what Jesus Christ has done in and through us. It is an outward sign of an inward work. It is a public confession of your desire to follow Jesus Christ.