Baptism is an act of someone who has trusted Jesus as Savior. Every example of baptism in the New Testament is of an adult who has made a statement about their faith in Jesus. Baptism is a decision of the individual in Christ and not the decision of parents or churches. To understand that better, we suggest you check out the link below ~ Know Jesus First.
Baptism does not solve the problem of sin. Only calling on Jesus can take away sin. And, since we mentioned Jesus, He was baptized, and the act is so important that three of the biographies of Jesus (the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke) talk about it and the fourth (John) refers to it. Jesus was baptized as a statement of dedication and obedience and that is the statement that believers make when they are baptized.
We practice immersion in the ordinance of baptism. That term – immersion – is like the word “baptism” in that it means to completely put under. Our practice, like that of the early church and the Apostle Paul in Romans makes a clear symbol of our death to self and sin as we identify with the burial of Christ, and our hope in everlasting life with the resurrection of the Savior. Baptism is a physical, outward, and bold statement of commitment and we invite anyone who knows Jesus and has not made that statement to do so in obedience to the commandment of Christ.