ALL-CHURCH BAPTISM

Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2 – 4 pm
Crown Point North, Mission Bay

Our All-Church Baptism happens twice a year — and it’s for everyone! Whether you are getting baptized or not, you are invited to come to the bay. It’s a huge celebration of new life and community. We start the afternoon off with some worship and prayer. Then, from the shore or with our feet in the water — cheer on our friends and family as they get baptized! Then we eat.

We’ll provide burgers, hot dogs and water. Please bring a dish to share according to your last name.

A – I: Desserts
J – Q: Fruit/ Side Dishes
R – Z: Salad/ Side Dishes

If you’re interested in being baptized, please attend a brief BAPTISM ORIENTATION immediately following a weekend service (dates TBA) in the Risers in the back of the Worship Center.

BAPTISM Info Packet
Get a head start – download, read through and fill out the Baptism Info packet. Turn it in and ask any questions you may have at one of the Baptism Orientation meetings.

LOCATION:
Follow the Journey signs to the parking area near the Basketball Courts and Restroom. The Baptism & BBQ will be located on the grassy area near the shore.

Crown Point Shores

ABOUT BAPTISM

Baptism is a celebration of your relationship with Jesus and your life with Christ. It is an opportunity to “identify” yourself as someone who has decided to follow Jesus. By being baptized, you are announcing that you are choosing to leave your former way of doing life on your own and entering into a new life with God.  The practice of baptism is symbolic of this choice as you enter the water and are immersed, dying to the old way of life and coming out of the water, being raised to new life! By getting baptized, you are not declaring that you are perfect, have it all figured out, or have reached ‘super-Christian’ status. In fact, you’re saying almost the opposite. You are saying by this act, that because you have chosen to enter into a new life with Him, He will rescue you from the destructiveness of sin and brokenness and will begin the process of transforming you into the person He created you to be.

In addition, together with others who have decided to follow Jesus, we begin to experience what it means to function as a biblical community. In other words, we begin to relate with one another in new and life giving ways. Your baptism, therefore, is a visible symbol of your “initiation” into God’s family, where we all stand on equal footing as brothers and sisters.

So this is a very special event. Whether you are a new follower of Jesus, or a veteran of the faith, your baptism should be a joyful, memorable experience. It represents a significant step in your relationship with God and with other believers, and it constitutes a strong statement to the world concerning who Jesus is to you and who you are to Him.

So we encourage you to look forward with eager anticipation to our next baptism service. Invite friends and family to share in it with you. If you know friends or family who do not yet know Christ, take a step of faith and invite them along. God often uses the stories of people like you to draw others to himself.

Together in Christ,

The Pastoral Staff of Journey Community Church

Journey has two church-wide baptisms a year.  As the dates get closer be sure to check the program or the weekly update for more detailed information.