Baptism and Ordination

Tonight was a wonderful night at Ball Camp Baptist Church. Our service started with Christina entering the baptismal waters. Caroline, her sister, read her baptismal statement and then Brian, our Pastor to Students, immersed Christina in the water reenacting the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord. Thank the Lord for Christina’s testimony that she is indeed living a new life in Christ.

After the baptism, we presented three people to be ordained as deacons. Brenda Bradley, Bailey Chambers and Debbi Graf had been elected by our church and each of them agreed to serve to the best of their abilities with the Lord’s help. During the service, they each expressed their willingness to answer the church’s call. Coming forward, they took their places in front of the altar and the whole church came forward to lay hands on them and speak words of blessing to them. The spirit of God was moving. The faces of God’s people plainly said that something special was happening.

Before the benediction, Christina came to the pulpit. She was given a towel to remind her and all of us of the service Jesus performed when he washed the feet of his disciples. The towel is her calling and ours. We departed to serve the Lord.

Being true Baptists, we could not leave the premises without stopping in the fellowship all for soup, sandwiches and homemade ice cream. God is good all the time, thanks be to God!

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2 thoughts on “Baptism and Ordination

  1. So, there were 4 ordinations–since a baptism is already an ordination if we take the priesthood (and prophethood) of all believers seriously.

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