I’ve found that intentionally planning a baptism service, even during times we don’t have any candidates committed to be baptized has been a helpful way to start conversations about baptism within our church family. I’d recommend that your church consider Baptism Sunday this coming Easter Sunday, April 12.
SBC President J.D. Greear and NAMB, along with Ronnie Floyd, state conventions and Associations leadership are working to promote this initiative across the convention. Several of our team here at SBC Voices are planning on joining in. I’m pretty excited because the Sundays we have baptisms are some of the most joyful times of worship we experience as a church family – and Easter Sunday is always a highlight. I’ve never done baptisms on Easter Sunday before but it’s hard for me to imagine a better way to celebrate the resurrection than the picture of someone being raised with Christ.
William wrote earlier today about how baptisms are down, so it seems to me an intentional focus on calling people to faith and then obeying Jesus’ command to be baptized something we should all be open to. Maybe this plan, however your church chooses to implement it, can help you in that effort.
What’s more Baptist and unifying that showing the picture of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, people proclaiming that on this special day?
Will you consider now, commit now, to #FillTheTank on Easter Sunday, believing in faith that Jesus will save and ask your people share boldly the best news on earth?