We are excited to partner with you
as you take this step
In baptism we identify with Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection and
publicly declare our intention to follow Him.
ready to schedule your baptism?
choose your location below:
at Park Rapids
We'll send you a video with step-by-step instructions on how to do a covid-safe baptism in a lake, river, ocean, jacuzzi, pool or even a bathtub. Please fill out the form below:
why i chose to get baptized today
"During the quarantine my parents found Eastside online, and we started watching the services. At the end of one of the services they were talking about saying "yes" to God. In that moment I thought, "I want to get baptized." I'd also started attending the Jr. High (services) online, and so I asked Montana (Eastside's Junior High Associate) to baptize me in a backyard pool. JHM makes you feel so welcome, and we have a chance to talk about what living for God looks like. It's a place where our small group talks about real life situations like anxiety, friendships and peer pressure."
"After 70 years of being a Christian, I was moved to make the decision today. I know my parents were doing their best - when they had us baptized as infants, however this was something I needed to do for myself. I did this because I now understand that baptism by submersion is a public declaration of our faith and something we do when we are old enough to make the decision for ourselves."
"I started coming to Eastside because a family member invited me and I stayed because my son loved Kidside, I connected with Next Steps and I just felt so accepted there. This summer was rough because I had a pulmonary embolism and had to have major abdominal surgery. When I woke up after surgery and was told I might need a ventilator from the intubation, it was a really scary time. During this period, I realized how much prayer helped me to stay calm, and I realized how grateful I am and I wanted to take that next step and get baptized."
"Everything changed, when a friend invited us to Christmas at Eastside in 2017. From then on, we knew we found what we had been missing....Jesus. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and it has been so amazing to have a personal relationship with God. My wife Jeannette, and I volunteer on the Parking Team and we have made so many friendships while serving! I took a huge step in faith and decided to get baptized in July 2020 in a backyard pool. I now look forward to coming to church, because it has absolutely changed our lives and we give God all the glory!"
"I hadn't been attending church in a really long time but three years ago a friend invited me to the Christmas service. Gene's message and the worship time felt like it was speaking directly to me. I could literally feel the presence of the LORD in the room. To this day, I still remember how broken I felt when I first started attending church again. I had a health scare in 2020, but the pandemic really put things in perspective. I wanted a fresh start in 2021, and I felt I was ready to give my life to Him. The LORD has become my anchor and I now feel whole."
"In January 2020, Eastside started a series called, "Anxious For Nothing" and after church they gave out Anxious For Nothing wrist bands. I had just quit vaping and smoking weed, so this physical reminder was exactly what I needed! I prayed and asked Jesus into my heart. and now for the first time, I truly feel like I have a personal relationship with God. During the summer Gene was reminding us church isn't a place and baptisms can happen anywhere. I figured I’d ask if Matt & Rachel were down to go to the beach to baptize me. Coming back into my faith has been a wild ride and I'm so grateful to Eastside."