Five people confessed Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior as they submitted to Christian baptism Wednesday night. We’re celebrating right alongside them as they follow scripture in being immersed into Jesus.
Doug & Lisa Bowerman made the decision to be immersed in baptism after praying about the decision for quite some time.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19
Lisa Leidecker grew up Methodist, but had never been immersed.
“Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:3,4
Chris & Debbie Zolen were last minute additions to the celebration as they decided at the conclusion of the class to be baptized as well.
“Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
The baptisms were conducted at the conclusion of Class 101, an introductory class to the church membership.