What is baptism?
Baptism is an outward expression of an inward reality of the commitment to belief in Christ. Baptisms was exemplified by Jesus’ own baptism, yet he also commands us to be baptised and to baptise others via the Great Commission in Matthew 28 when he spoke the powerful words, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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.” So what is baptism? Theologian Millard Erickson defines baptism as, “an act of faith and testimony that we have been united with Christ in His death and resurrection.” Thus, we believe that baptism is an important event in a full expression of following Christ.
Next Baptism dates:
The Vine holds baptisms four times a year out at Repulse Bay. Each time we conduct 3 mandatory classes to teach the significance and happenings of baptism. The dates for baptisms and the classes for 2017 are:
Baptism: May 28
Classes: May 7, 14 and 21
Sign-ups for the May Baptism Preparation Course have now been closed. If you are interested in being baptised please email [email protected]
The topics covered in our classes:
Session A: Why and How to Tell Your Testimony
Session B: Why Baptism?
Session C: Baptism & Salvation
Session D: Baptism & Daily Repentance
Session E: Spiritual Warfare
Session F: Next Steps & Logistics for Baptism Day
Baptism: Sept 24
Classes: Sept 3, 10 and 17
Baptism: Dec 3
Classes: Nov 12, 19 and 26
Baptisms for Children under 12
Children are not expected to attend the baptism classes. All requests for baptising children should go to our children’s pastor, Monique Franz. Please email her directly for more information.