This is where you publicly declare your faith in front of family and friends showing that you have faith in Christ.
why get baptized?
The bible teaches us that we should be baptized in the name of the Father, The Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" Matthew 28:19
what does water symbolize?
Water Baptism is a symbol of washing away your sins and being made new.
"...and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ" 1 Peter 3:21