Posted by PaulCastelli | Posted in Crosspoint, The Weekend UNRATED | Posted on 05-07-2010-05-2008
I am not sure there are words enough to describe yesterday, but I will try.
Yesterday was our first on site baptism in the history of Crosspoint Church. Since we are a mobile church we usually do our baptisms at the beach. But we have had a hard time fitting all our people, our little beach in Spring Hill. Plus with the 4th of July falling on a Sunday we thought how fitting to celebrate our true freedom in Christ by baptism, “going public” with ones faith in Jesus.
So that led to the crazy idea of a 4th of July outside baptism service and cookout. We got everything ready and the response was overwhelming. We had 52 people signed up for baptism. We had a borrowed portable baptistry form my good friends at www.churchatthebay.com and we had an army of volunteers to help.
And God added an absolute down pour of rain 10 minutes into the service, oh well.
So here are some of the highlights…
* 49 people got baptized!!! Our largest baptism ever…until the next one in Oct
* 539 people came out to celebrate with them.
* A police officer who came to know Christ 7 months ago got baptized, and then he got to baptize a former drug dealer that he arrested 2 years. Only God can bring about such life change!!!!!!
* We had an awesome cookout.
* The Crosspoint staff and the best volunteers in the world pulled off one amazing service despite the weather and last minute changes!
* The bag piper was off the hook, I mean it, He rocked! Nothing like closing the service with some “Amazing Grace” on the pipes!
I was truly blown away by yesterday and so grateful that God has asked us to participate in the life-changing work of His Kingdom. We witnessed some serious life change testimonies and it was awesome.
This Sunday we kick off a brand new message series “Passages”. The focus of this series is passages that have impacted and shaped the lives of the Pastors. You don’t want to miss one minute of it. See you at our regular times 9:30am & 11am and at our regular location Challenger K8 this Sunday!
In God’s Hands