RITES OF BAPTISM
A prospective member may be presented for the rite of baptism only after he has participated in the worship and adhered to the rules of the Church for 12 months; Acts 11:26.
That length of time is for the person to examine the doctrine and mode of worship thoroughly before taking the plunge. Baptism therefore is the first rite performed to admit formally, a worshiper into full membership of the Church after which such a member becomes spiritually equipped and elevated to partake of holy communion and join other members of the Church in spiritual prayers according to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism in Celestial Church Of Christ follows the immersion pattern Christ himself underwent in Jordan through the hand of John the Baptist; Matt 3:13-17.
This is ordained and instructed by God. The shepherd conducts a short service at the flowing stream or seaside. It is done by immersion