Tuesday, February 8, 2011

...and it was AWESOME!

I just wanted to pop in real quick to tell you all about a wonderful Sunday we had at The Ridge this past Sunday...

Since we meet in a high school we don't have access to do baptisms on a weekly basis, or even like a monthly basis.  So we schedule special days to do them, and now meeting at the school it's nice because we can use their pool.  Whereas before when we met in the movie theater we would use other churches, peoples pools, etc.  So we baptize people in the pool with a live video feed into the auditorium so everyone can see what is going on.  It's pretty cool if I do say so myself.  Well we scheduled this day to be baptism Sunday, and as of Saturday night we had about 15 or so totally 100% confirmed to get baptized.  Which we were thrilled, I mean we would be thrilled if it was just 1 person.  On Sunday we had extra clothes ready for people who decided to get baptized right there on the spot.  We have never done this before.  Not like we would turn someone away, but no one has ever really decided on the spot to do it. 

We ran out of clothes and towels!  We had over 60 people get baptized!!  Oh my word!!  My eyes still tear up just typing that!  It was so awesome to stand among other believers and watch these fabulous people make a decision to become a follower of Jesus.  What a great honor it was to be apart of their journey when they took this huge step!  Up here alter calls are met with really nervous people and a lot of apprehension.  So we don't typically do them, but we did on Sunday, well we had a time of decision making, and people made decisions!  This is so HUGE!  Our people really allowed God to work in their hearts and they were so open to the Holy Spirit's prompting. 

I don't have any pictures to share, but let me tell you what a site it was.  Seriously, it was AWESOME! 

8 comments:

Becca said...

That is beyond awesome Kate!!! I bet it was an amazing experience!!

Jenilee said...

so incredible!! I'm sure it was amazing. I cry everytime I see someone baptized. yeah!!

Kristin said...

I bet it was amazing! It sounds like God knew that there were bunches of people just waiting for that opportunity to accept Him! I think what your church is doing is wonderful! I think sometimes the whole baptism thing is just a little overwhelming for people, but probably making it more spontaneous took some of that pressure off. That's just incredible! I probably would've been crying my eyes out. LOL!

Alison said...

WOW!!! Praise God! Sounds like an amazing Sunday!!!

Rachel said...

So exciting!! Praise the Lord!

Veronica said...

What an awesome thing to witness!

Steph T. said...

KATE! That is so incredible!! God is getting all the glory! WOO HOO!!

Holly said...

That is amazing that so many people were baptized!!!! God is doing great things!