NEW MEMBERS GATHERING
Baptism Class + New Member Gathering
If you aren’t a member yet and would like to become one or if you are interested in getting baptized, join our next New Members Class on Sunday, April 16, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Upper Lobby. Dinner is provided! If you have felt God calling you to be baptized, the class will cover believer’s baptism and the logistics of being baptized during services on Sunday, May 7.
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FAQs About Baptism
Why should you get baptized?
- Jesus was baptized and wants us to baptize others. In Matthew 3:16, we learn about the time when Jesus Himself was baptized before He started His ministry on earth. If the Son of God pursued baptism, so should we. Later, Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19-20 He wants us to spread His message of love. He told us to continue baptizing and being baptized.
- You’ve decided to follow Jesus and you want people to know. Making the decision to become a follower of Christ is the best decision you’ll ever make. When you make a life-changing decision like this, you want to tell everyone about the new hope you’ve found in Jesus! Our faith should be personal, but not private. Baptism is about going public with your faith.
- Baptism is a powerful symbol of what Jesus did for us. When we’re baptized, we’re reminded of what Jesus did for us. When we go down into the water, we’re reminded of Jesus’ death on the cross and His payment for our sins. But when we come out of the water, we’re reminded that three days later, Jesus rose from the dead! 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us that if we’re in Christ, we’re new creations. Baptism reminds us that the old is gone, and the new has come.
Getting baptized is important, but not because it saves you. The grace of God through faith in Jesus is what saves you. Getting baptized is all about telling the world about the change that’s already happened inside of you. If you’ve decided to get baptized, it’s time to celebrate! Invite your friends and family to join in the celebration with you.
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