Baptisms Summer 2014: Are You Jumping In?
We’re taking one of our most favorite celebrations beyond our doors! On Sunday, August 24, join us at Cottonwood Beach Park in Washougal for our first-ever outdoor baptisms! This is going to be a wonderful event and a unique opportunity to show our commitment to Christ as a church and as individuals. Bring your friends and family to celebrate!
If you’re considering getting baptized, revisit these baptismal devotionals every week from now until August 24. They will help you learn more about the sacrament of baptism and encourage you to prepare your heart and mind for taking the next step on your faith journey.
The verse for Week 2 is Romans 6:3-4:
“Or have you forgotten that when we became Christians and were baptized to become one with Christ Jesus, we died with him? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.”
If you haven’t been baptized yet, we’d like to invite to do so on the 24th! After deciding to follow Christ, baptism is the next step in the continuation of your faith journey. It’s not a final step – it’s not saving you a spot in heaven or even saving any souls – but it’s a crucial first step towards more knowledge, deeper peace, and greater understanding of what it means to follow Christ. It’s the start of a new life.
It’s also a huge celebration, and we’ve never done it quite like this before! Usually, Real Life baptisms look like this:
But on the 24th, we’ll be outdoors, in one of the most beautiful regions in the country. We’ll have our friends and family with us to picnic and celebrate. We’ll have (fingers crossed!) beautiful weather. It’ll be an amazing afternoon, so if you’re even kinda-sorta considering maybe wanting to get baptized, this is the time to do it! Email us to ask us any questions you might have about baptism, and click here to sign up!