Baptism

Upcoming Baptism

Sunday, August 4, 10 am, Fargo Campus

Sunday, August 11, 6 pm, Kindred Campus

If you have trusted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, a next step of obedience is believers baptism. Baptism is a public testimony to a watching world that you have received Christ and want to live for Him! Save the date for our next Baptism Service on August 4.

Questions?

For Fargo Campus contact LucasJackson@bethelfc.com

For Fargo Kindred Campus contact Jason.Solhjem@gmail.com

Class Dates

All participants MUST attend the baptism class taught by Pastor Lucas.

Class includes important information about the meaning of baptism, what happens during the service and a brief rehearsal of what to expect the morning of baptism and where to go.
Class is for Kids up through 5th Grade and Students (6th-12th Grade) and Adults. Parents of elementary aged kids must attend with their child.

Fargo Classes

Adults & Students (6th-12th Grade)

July 18, 6:30 pm-8 pm in Room 112

Sign up for Baptism by July 18

What is Baptism?

Baptism is commanded by Christ in Matthew 28:19-20 and has been practiced by Christians in the Scriptures and throughout history. Baptism is the act of being immersed in water to declare a believer’s identification with the message, followers, and person of Christ. Baptism is not a requirement for receiving eternal life. Baptism at Bethel is a time of public celebration of the miraculous work of salvation that God provided through His Son.

Who Should be Baptized?
Who Should be Baptized?

Anyone who has placed their faith in Christ for salvation is encouraged to be baptized. We usually suggest that children are in 2nd grade or older before being baptized, so they can begin to understand some of the symbolism involved in baptism.

Why is Baptism Important?
Why is Baptism Important?
  1. Christ was baptized. (Matthew 3:16)
  2. The Lord approved of his disciples baptizing (John 4:1-2)
  3. Christ commanded it. (Matthew 28:19)
  4. The early church gave an important place to baptism. (Acts 2:38-47; 8:9-13; 8:36-40; 10:44-48)
  5. The New Testament uses this ordinance to picture or symbolize important truths. (Romans 6:1-10Galatians 3:27I Peter 3:21)
Next Steps
Next Steps

I want to be baptized

If you are interested in being baptized, there will be an informational class for you to register for and attend. We also ask you to attend a Baptism Rehearsal (Fargo only) so you can know what to expect on the day of baptism. Adults, youth, and children are welcome.
We offer baptism a few times a year at both our campuses: Easter Sunday, once in the Summer and once in the Fall.

Biblical Understanding of Baptism
Biblical Understanding of Baptism

If you have questions about infant baptism, age of baptism, submersion vs sprinkled, baptism in relation to salvation, and more, Dr. Wayne Grudem offers valuable teaching on Baptism in his book, Systematic Theology 2nd Ed..

In Chapter 49 he answers the questions: Who should be baptized? How should it be done? What does it mean?  You can read the full 1st edition book online here (or jump to Chapter 49/page 847 on Baptism) or you can listen to this audio lesson as he discusses his understanding of biblical baptism.

Wayne Grudem speaking on Chapter 49 Baptism (audio)

Chapter 49: Baptism – Dr. Wayne Grudem [131] – Wayne Grudem Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies

Systematic Theology, Second Edition: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine: Grudem, Wayne A.

For more information about Baptism please contact Pastor Lucas Jackson at LucasJackson@bethelfc.com.

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