Scheduling Your Baptism & Video Testimonials
Prior to baptisms in worship services, we normally play a testimonial video from the baptism candidate. These videos are created at the church offices with media director, Bruce Pruitt. These videos have served to be very encouraging to those in attendance watching the baptism and we highly encourage candidates for baptism to agree to help produce the video. Here's what happens in order to schedule a date for your baptism and create the video to be played that day.
Your baptism day is a special day in your life and in the life of the church. We want to celebrate with you and make it a memorable day. We hope you will consider doing a baptism video that will be recorded prior to the day you are baptized in order to encourage others to make public their decision to follow Christ. Below are some important details about baptism.
o Baptism is a step of obedience after a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. It has no power to save. It is symbolic of Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection, and is a public way to indicate to the world that one has become a Christian. It is also the prescribed way that our church accepts people into the membership of the church. We also believe that biblical baptism is by immersion, a complete “submerging” of the individual into the water.
o Scriptures: Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 6:4
What to Do/Bring:
o Wear what you normally wear to church.
o The best choice for men and women is dark colored loose-fitting shorts. You will be given a FBC Summit t-shirt for baptism, but bring a dark colored plain front/back t-shirt from home just in case we happen to be running short or we don’t have your size.
o Bring a towel, a brush, and a hair dryer (if you usually dry your hair). The dressing room has a large mirror and electrical outlets.
Where/When to Meet:
o Meet in the west hallway of the sanctuary by the water fountain just outside the sanctuary at 8:45 a.m. if being baptized at the 9:00 a.m. service and 10:15 a.m. if being baptized at the 10:30 a.m. service.
Things to remember:
o Trust the minister baptizing you. You are not hard to pull up out of the water. Why? You’re in water! The minister baptizing you will explain the process of being baptized just prior to the service.
o Please be on time or early if possible. Baptisms are at the beginning of our services and they will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. You will need ample time to change and be ready.
o This is a special day. Write it down in a journal or in your Bible to remember it. God is pleased with your obedience to His command the day you are baptized. Call Chris at the church at 601-276-2396, at home at 601-810-4284 if you have any questions or need any more information.
"All You Need to Know about Baptism" Information
Video Testimony Guide