WHAT IS BAPTISM?
Jesus was baptized. Since then, millions of his followers have followed his example. Baptism is a way for you to do the same and participate in a common experience with Jesus followers around the world. Baptism is a way to go public with your faith to show others that you have started a personal relationship with Jesus. Baptism is not necessary for salvation. It symbolizes the new life you began when you started following Jesus. It symbolizes your old life dying (going under the water) and your new life (coming out of the water).
DO I HAVE TO RECORD A TESTIMONY VIDEO?
Baptism is meant to be a public profession, and it is an incredible opportunity to share God’s message of redemption with hundreds of people. We have witnessed the life-changing effect these videos have had on people’s lives. Another important reason we do a video is that we as a congregation grow in our faith by watching these stories. It allows friends, family, and even those you don’t know to celebrate the amazing transformation Christ has worked in your life. Some people are nervous about filming their stories, but we work hard to make the process both simple and fulfilling. After your filming date is scheduled, you will receive emails with guidelines and information to help you prepare for your testimony filming.
Pre-recording allows you to do as many takes as necessary while sharing the message you have thoughtfully and prayerfully prepared ahead of time.
We want baptism to be a meaningful and celebratory experience, and we look forward to walking through it with you!
IS YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN BAPTISM?
If you have a child 6th grade and younger, we want to encourage you to reach out to our Children’s Pastor, Angela Marshall (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our Crossway Kids have quarterly events called We Believe – an opportunity for parents and kids to hear about how to grow in their relationship with Christ, as well as the salvation message. Check our Events for the next opportunity to join in or request a one-on-one meeting to go over the content in person!
If you have a 7th through 12th grader, our Student Pastor, Colton Key (email@example.com), would love to sit down and chat with your student about their walk with Christ.
If you have a question not answered here or would like to speak with someone, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and a member of our staff will reach out to you.
The City Student Ministry – 12/11/19 (Last Meeting of the Semester)
Christmas Eve Service – 12/24/19 at 5:00p
One Service – 12/29/19 at 10:30 am (No Crossway Kids Service – Preschool still provided)
God is the best explanation of why anything exists rather than nothing.
God is the best explanation of the origin of the universe at the “Big Bang.”
God is the best explanation of the fine-tuning of the universe for intelligent life.
God is the best explanation of the objectivity of moral values and duties in the world.
God provides the best explanation of the historical facts concerning Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
God can be personally known and experienced if you seek after Him.
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
But don’t worry! We start back up again in January.
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