Baptism is a symbolic expression of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
Again and again we see a clear pattern: people come to faith in Jesus, and they are baptized. Baptism isn’t for extra super special spiritual Christians. It is not entrance into a Christian elite, intended only for the initiated. It isn’t a step you take once you’re ready to become serious about your faith. Baptism is for every Christian. It is the public proclamation of your faith in Jesus. Trusting in Jesus means depending on him in all things for your whole life.