What to Bring:
• A bathing suit with a t-shirt
• A change of clothes
• A towel
Other things to know:
• This is a time of celebration, so invite family and friends.
• If you’d like, bring a camera and have someone take pictures.
• Baptisms normally happen at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons.
• Baptisms are normally held at a pool in someone’s home.
• We have each person give a brief video testimony after the baptism.
What Happens Once I Arrive?
• Arrive at 1:00 p.m.
• Once you arrive, check in with the person leading the baptism.
• If you haven’t changed into your swimsuit, take a moment to do that.
• Several minutes before the official start of the baptism, the leader will gather
everyone being baptized for a quick meeting to go over last minute instructions.
At this time, we figure out the order in which people will be baptized. If you come
with guests, they can wait by the pool while you meet.
• At end of this brief meeting, the group will go out to the pool, and usually stand
together as a group.
• The leader who is directing the baptism will welcome everyone, introduce those
being baptized, and then usually share a thought on the meaning of baptism.
• After finishing their comments, the leader will go into the pool, and members
being baptized will be invited into the water one at a time.
• Once in the water, the person baptizing you will ask you two questions:
• “Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God?”
• "Do you accept Him as your Lord and Savior?”
• After this profession of faith, the leader will lower you under the water.
Sharing Your Story
At the baptism event members are asked to briefly share why they are being baptized. These stories are often included in a baptism video.
After video, you are welcome to get changed, and hang out and visit with those who are gathered to celebrate with you.
If you have any questions, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org