Baptism Letter

Dear Baptismal Candidate:

 

Praise the Lord of Salvation, Jesus Christ!

 

Congratulations for making the best decision of your life in accepting Jesus Christ as your

Savior and your Lord. We want to encourage you to take the next step in your new life in

Christ and, according to His instruction in Acts 2:38, "Repent, and let each of you be

baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins…”

 

Just as Christ died and was resurrected from the dead, through water baptism, we die to sin

and are raised to life in Christ Jesus (Rom. 6:4-10). Because you die to sin, it is no longer

you that lives, but Christ the Savior lives in you (Gal. 2:20). Therefore, you are an

ambassador for Jesus; a minister of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:19-20); so because Jesus set

the example for us in Mt. 3:13-17, we should also follow his example and do as he did

(Eph. 5:1).

 

Baptism is a pledge of a good conscience toward God. It symbolizes the washing away of

the old sinful man; and symbolically the new man is made alive with Jesus. As Jesus set

the example by His baptism, we follow in His steps by our baptism. You may be rededicating your life to the Lord and may have been baptized in the past. You can be re-baptized as a sign of returning to the Lord and recommitment to Him.

 

As God called you into the Body of Christ, we encourage you to stay in the body. In

John 15:1-8, Jesus tells us to remain in Him, so we don't wither away and die. Outside of

the Body there is death, but in the Body there is life, joy and peace. We welcome you into

the Body of Christ. May your new life in Christ Jesus be richly blessed (Rom.10:12).

 

Baptism is scheduled on: Sunday, August 29, 2021

You are encouraged to invite family and friends to share in this special day.

Note: Please be in touch with the person you want to baptize you to insure they will be present.

 

Wear something comfortable. (Example: jeans, dark T-shirt, flip flops)

You will need to bring a change of clothes and a towel (also a hairdryer if desired). Remember this is a full immersion baptism, so your hair will get wet.

Note: Ladies: No white T-shirts, No shorts

Men: No tank tops

 

Important: We will meet in the second room on the left of the main hall promptly at 9:30 AM on the day of your baptism. Please make every effort to be on time and ask the person who will baptize you to meet with you there also. A minister or elder will meet and talk with you briefly.

 

Please call the church office (828) 324-5372 or Nancy Pressly (828) 612-7116 to confirm your participation in this baptism or if you will be unable to be present. If you have questions, you may call the above numbers.

 

This is a very special time in the life of a believer and we look forward to sharing it with you.

 

In His Service,

 

Apostle Steve M Deitz,

Pastor

 

We at RFC, with all the host of heaven, rejoice in your salvation. Life has just begun for

you and we would like to rejoice with you in your next step of faith - water baptism.

 

Baptism is a pledge of a good conscience toward God. It symbolizes the washing away of

the old sinful man; and symbolically the new man is made alive with Jesus. As Jesus set

the example by His baptism, we follow in His steps by our baptism.

 

Your baptism is scheduled on _______________________________________________

 

With your signature, this date is our confirmation that you will be baptized. If for any

reason, this date is not suitable, please reschedule. You can do that by calling the church

office at 324-5372. You will receive a note by mail or receive a phone call as a reminder

of your baptism date.

 

 

Signature: _______________________________________________________________