Salvation and Baptism


What was God’s perfect design for man? How and why did we depart from God’s Design through Sin? Can anyone escape the brokenness that is the result of sin? What does brokenness feel like? These are just a few questions you might be asking and salvation provides the answer.

Salvation is the process of trusting in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins.  It is commonly called “saving faith.” This decision is the beginning but not the ending of what it means to follow Christ. Learn more about how to overcome brokenness through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.



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A person who receives Jesus Christ as Savior by personal faith, and who indicates a commitment to follow Christ as Lord, is a candidate for Baptism.

What is Baptism?

Baptism is by immersion in water and is an important step in your commitment to follow Christ. Baptism announces our new life as a follower of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). Baptism doesn’t make you a believer…It is a proclamation that you already believe and therefore, should follow a decision to follow Christ. Baptism illustrates Christ’s death, burial and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Baptism follows the example Jesus gave us when He was baptized (Mark 1:9) and commanded us to be baptized (Matthew 28:19-20). Baptism by its very meaning, “to immerse or dip,” gives us the form of baptism we practice – immersion. If you’re a believer, you should be baptized.

It doesn’t matter if you were saved 20 years ago or today. Why not go ahead and take that next step in your faith journey? We regularly schedule baptisms during our worship services and would gladly provide a time for you!

Church Membership

It is God’s plan that you belong to a local church. If you are reading this then God must be guiding you to clarify whether Northside is that church. We always stand ready to help you CONNECT through worship and small groups, LIVE a vibrant faith in your home and community, and to find your place to SERVE.

> Find out more about how to join Northside here.

God’s Design for You

Discover God’s answer for a broken world.



God has a design for our lives. We see God’s design all around us: in the beauty of creation and in the unique creation of our own bodies. The Bible says God knit us together in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139). God personally designed us and has a purpose for our lives.


Unfortunately, we can’t experience God’s perfect design because we live in a sin-broken world. We see evidence of this everywhere – in every crime, in sickness, and even in death. These all are results of sin. Our own sin takes us all to a place of brokenness. We try fixing our brokenness by focusing on other things such as careers, wealth, pleasure or other things. But all this just leads to more brokenness.


God demonstrated his love towards us in that while we were still sinners (broken), He sent His Son to live a perfect life, die for our sins, and arise from the grave to conquer death. God gives anyone the promise of a restored and unbroken relationship with Him if they will admit they are a sinner, believe Jesus is God’s Son who paid for their sins, and believe God raised Him from the dead.