Are you thinking of getting baptized?
When - Sunday - after each service
Where - Our New Baptismal Pool
To be honest….with all the beautiful construction that has been going on, the one thing I have been wanting the most is our new baptismal pool. It’s what it represents….you can use any of the other “structures” for multiple things which is great, but the baptismal pool is used for only one thing….it has only one purpose… and that purpose is for ANYONE that accepts Jesus Christ as their personal savior and wants to let the world know of that commitment! If you have been thinking of being baptized but wanted to wait for just the right time….that time is NOW!
Here are some answers to questions I have heard:
“I was baptized as a baby….doesn’t that mean anything?” Of course it meant something….to your parents or whomever made the decision for you. I’m sure it was a special moment for them, but if I were to ask you how it made you feel, it would be impossible for you to know. It’s a public declaration of your faith. Being baptized doesn’t “save you”; this happens after you have consciously and knowingly accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
“Why do I need to be baptized by submersion”? We simply follow the example of how Jesus himself was baptized. “As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water” Matt. 3:16. In fact, the word baptize is a Greek word ‘baptizo’ which means “to immerse or dip under water”.
“What if I get my hair wet? “ I will go get hair dryers for you!!!
“What if I forget to bring a change of clothes”? We have shorts and shirts ready for you!
“Will the water be heated”? YES!
“Will I be cold when I get out?” NO! It’s going to be 85 degrees outside! :-)
“Who will be there?” Anyone you invite…and your church family will be cheering you on.
Guys, I can remember the day I was baptized. It was an amazing night with Pastor Kurt Johnson baptizing me at our Lake Forest Campus. I will NEVER forget that moment for the rest of my life! I want you to have that exact same moment….the moment when you declare publicly that Jesus Christ is your personal savior! We have already done several at our campus and I LOVED each and every person that I had the incredible honor of baptizing! I loved the looks on their faces as they came out of the water to cheers by our church family. If you are ready to make this commitment, it would really help us be prepared if you register today!
Note: Children between 8 and 12 need to attend the Children's Pre-Baptism class through Saddleback's Childrens Ministry prior to baptism; please call contact Trisha at email@example.com with any questions.