As the church began, whenever a person decided to become a follower of Jesus, they were baptized in a body of water (Acts 2:38-39; 8:12; 8:36). Even Jesus was baptized. The word “baptism” literally means “immersed in water”, so whenever a person is baptized here at Compass, they are immersed in water.
As a person briefly goes under the water, it symbolically represents their old life and every imperfection being buried with Jesus. Then, as they come up out of the water, it represents the resurrection of Jesus and their new life in Christ.