Every August, Fusion Christian Church, my home church, has a beach baptism on the California coast. It’s one of the highlights of the year for me. I have baptized hundreds of people there, and I love it. Every person who gets baptized is special to me.But over the years, I’ve realized that some are hesitant to get baptized. Mainly because they don’t understand it. They don’t know that baptism is one of the essential practices of the Christian faith and is one of the two ordinances Jesus commanded the church to practice.Right after he rose from the dead and before ascending to heaven, 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.