Adult Baptism

We could not be more excited about your decision to be baptized or experience renewal immersion.

 

We believe that adult immersion is:

  • Agreeing with the FULFILLMENT of the covenant promise of grace by faith
  • Personal response to God's grace with mutual celebration
  • Remembering and reclaiming the waters of baptism in personal response to God's grace, as we grow in understanding.

Sample Baptism Video!

How it works!

All parents are asked to follow these steps:

 

  1. Check the Adult Baptism Calendar and decide on which date you would like to be baptized on.
  2. Download and read the Baptism Brochure & Adult Baptism Instructions.
  3. Fill out the Adult Baptism Application Form (below)
  4. After your application has been approved, you (and your family) will then work with our Video Team (Overneath Media) and create a short (45 second - about 75 words) video .
    • The point of this video is for you to communicate to the congregation what baptism means to you. Your testimony should include a clear, compelling statement about becoming a Christ-follower and how baptism/immersion is an important step in your continued journey.
    • Please answer these questions when writing out your testimony:
      • Describe your life before being drawn to a relationship with Christ.
      • What prompted the decision?
      • What difference has it made?
    • When you are baptized, you will be given a cardboard sign with two words on it, to describe your life before and after baptism. You will be asked to provide these two words on the application form. If you would like to see some ideas, please download the "Testimony Ideas" PDF (link in the "Downloads" section).
    • As part of the application form, you will be asked to write out what you will say. This script will then be sent to the Lead Pastor, Jeff Porte, for approval. We will notify you when it is approved and then you may proceed with filming your video.
  5. Baptisms are a great reason for inviting family & friends to come to church for this special occasion! Be sure to invite them to come!

Please note: In order to have an appropriate amount of time to complete all of the steps required for baptism, we ask that you respect the deadline dates. Thank you!

Adult Baptism Calendar

August 19

Deadline: August 5

Baptism Brochure

(What we believe about baptism)

Downloads

Adult Baptism Instructions

(Everything you need to know!)

Testimony Ideas

Examples for the Cardboard Testimonies

APPLICATION

 

Adult Baptism

This form MUST be completed to be enrolled for baptism!

Please note: As part of this form, you will be asked to submit a script of what you will say for your video.  There is a sample video to view at the top of this page to give you some idea of what to expect and also what others have done for their videos.

Adult Baptism Application Form

Centerpoint Church

2345 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | 269.375.4815

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