Baptism

Yesterday was baptism day at all of our Cross Point campuses. I have been in full-time ministry for 20 years, and I am still amazed at the power of seeing someone take their first public step of faith through the simple act of baptism.

I felt tears come to my eyes every time that person would emerge from the water with a look of excitement about things being made new and beautiful. I watched as people would spontaneously run from their seats during worship, just to be included in baptism.

I snapped this picture backstage as this couple held each other and cried for at least 5 minutes following her baptism.

baptism

Baptism reminds me that God is still in the life-change business. I pray that I never take moments like this for granted.

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About Chris Surratt

Chris Surratt is a ministry consultant and coach with over twenty-three years of experience serving the local church. Chris served on the Executive Teams at Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He is also the Discipleship and Small Group Specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources. Chris's first book, Small Groups For The Rest Of Us: How to Design Your Small Groups System to Reach the Fringes, was just released by Thomas Nelson.

Posted on April 29, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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