Life events are markers that indicate the beginning or an end, like doorways we either enter or depart. Christian Baptism is one of those beginnings. This is a right of passage and an important step marking the beginning of a life of one following Jesus.
“Once Jesus becomes the center of a person’s life, the next step in the process is to experience baptism. Baptism is a shout-out to the world that through being immersed or sprinkled with water in a public service, you identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. We publicly proclaim that we are dying to sin and coming alive in Christ. Baptism is your public witness of moving from a seeker of Jesus to a believer and follower of Jesus.”
In Matthew 28:19 Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Taken from: http://www.alivewesleyan.com/baptism/