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Baptism at the Ridge

Austin Ridge Bible Church Bee Cave Baptism
Austin Ridge Bible Church Bee Cave Baptism

What is Baptism?

For Christ followers, baptism is an opportunity to express our faith and identification with Jesus.

Baptism symbolizes that we have been united with Christ in His death (going under the water) and raised to a new life with Him (coming up out of the water). The washing of water symbolizes that we have been cleansed from our sins.

It is a picture of the core of our Christian faith: “...that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

Upcoming Baptism Services

2023 Dates:

January 29 - Bee Cave only

April 9* - Dripping Springs only (Easter service - tentative)

April 30 - Bee Cave and Southwest only

How to get baptized at Austin Ridge

For adults, there are three steps to get baptized at the Ridge:


1. Watch our "What is Baptism?" video

2. Answer the follow-up questions and submit your Faith Story via the form

3. Schedule and attend your baptism meeting

Austin Ridge Bible Church Dripping Springs Outdoor Baptism Dad Son

Children and Students

How to get baptized at the Ridge

For ages 10 through seniors in high school, we offer a short class that walks participants through understanding what baptism is and is not. Following the class, participants will have a meeting with a leader from our Ridge Kids or Ridge Students ministry.

Austin Ridge Bible Church Dripping Springs Outdoor Baptism Parents Daughter

A Note for Parents

For children in elementary school (ages 10 and up)

Parents, if you have a child in elementary school who would like to be baptized, we ask that you first read the document below. If after reading this you feel they are ready for baptism, you can sign them up for the next class.

If in talking with your child you sense they are ready to receive Jesus as their Savior, but you aren’t sure how to lead them in that, the resource below is designed to help you. Want additional support? Email baptism@austinridge.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

We host baptism celebrations multiple times per year across our campuses. Dates vary by campus and are subject to change.

2023 Baptism Dates:

January 29 - Bee Cave only

April 9* - Dripping Springs only (Easter service - tentative)

April 30 - Bee Cave and Southwest only

The pastor will briefly introduce you and will ask you if you have placed your faith and trust in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. You just say yes!

We will provide you with a shirt the morning of your baptism. Wear modest, dark shorts and bring a change of clothes with you.

Yes, provided the person you want to baptize you has met with one of our pastors to clarify their role and expectation in the service.

Yes! We would love to see that happen. The family member would need to go through the same process of writing their faith story and meeting with our team to ensure they understand what baptism is and what they are doing with you.

No, but we encourage all Jesus followers to follow His example of being baptized as a public declaration of the inward change of heart they have made. Learn more about Partnership here.