Baptizing in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The baptism is to represent the old life being washed away by water and emerging as a new creation. It is followed by the laying on of hands, which is how a Christian receives the gift of the Holy Spirit.

John 3:5 “Jesus answered, ‘I tell you the truth, unless a man is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.’”