We will having an outdoor baptism opportunity this May. We invite you to be baptized as a follower of Jesus.
Jesus Himself was baptized in water by John, His cousin to mark the start of His public ministry. And Jesus invites His followers to mark the start of their life with Him by being baptized. He even instruct the Apostles to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…” (Matthew 28:19). Part of being Jesus’ disciple is being baptized.
Baptism in water is a public declaration that you are a follower of Jesus. You are going public, no longer just a private friendship with God, but a public identification with Him.
What we do in baptism is the believer briefly shares how they began to follow Christ… who helped you, when and where were you, what motivated you to believe? You get to share your story of faith. We encourage people to write it down so that they can either read it or at least refer to it if they forget what else they wanted to say. Here is a checklist to help you prepare your testimony.
After you share your testimony of faith, Pastor Tim will ask you a few yes/no questions. Then he will take you by the shoulder and lower you back into the water and raise you back up again. This physical act re-enacts the spiritual reality of what happened when you began to believe in Jesus: that you are now dead to your old way of life and that Christ has raised you to new and eternal life.
Let Pastor Tim know that you want to be baptized. You can fill out this form now and we will include you on this special outdoor day of celebration!