For most Christians, baptism occurs as a child, but the Amish communities go through this at a later date. Keeping it Amish, they believe in adult Baptism since they are an Anabaptist group. It is their belief that because Jesus was baptized as an adult, this procedure must be followed in their customs. In other words, baptism is conducted on a voluntary basis, and it is a commitment made by the congregation to God. Being baptized in an Amish church has lifelong implications, and it is a decision that should not be taken lightly. On the plus side, one has until adulthood to think things through.