following Christ in water baptism
Lake Michigan Baptism at Jean Klock Pavilion
August 17, 2014
One of the most meaningful steps in affirming your faith is to follow Jesus in water baptism. Baptism by immersion is an event that publicly declares an internal commitment to follow Jesus. We celebrate baptisms several times during the year in our church services, and annually with a big celebration at Lake Michigan.
If you would like to be baptized, please attend our one-hour baptism class for adults. Call the church office 269.983.1524 for details or email us. Students, please email our student pastor, Chris Spitters. Parents of children ages 9-11, please contact our children's pastor Bill Shepard if your child would like to be baptized.
INFANT BAPTISM We do not baptize infants, but encourage parents to participate in a baby dedication, similar to the Biblical examples of the dedication of Samuel by his mother in the Old Testament, and Jesus by his parents in the New Testament. Learn more.
TESTIMONIES Read testimonies from those who were baptized Sunday, August 11, 2013.
"Do you not know that all of us, who have been baptized into Christ Jesus, were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, SO THAT as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, WE TOO might walk in newness of life! For if we have been united with Him in death like His, we shall certainly be united with Him in a resurrection like His." Romans 6:3-5