Believers Baptism

Jill's Baptism

Judy (Deacon) / Jill / Richard (Minister)

KBC were recently privileged to bear witness to Jill on her journey with God as she undertook Believers Baptism. Having been baptised myself aged 20 something, I can say from the heart this is not something to be taken lightly.

Baptism is a public declaration of faith and a deeply powerful act of obedience to God. As the apostle Paul says:

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.‘ (Romans 6:3,4)

It is also as you would expect a cause for great celebration and indeed the Church has been buzzing for weeks since Jill came forward to request baptism. The service was one of deep feelings as we heard Jill’s testimony on how she came to us and this decision. Followed by her baptism and finally a shared lunch to celebrate together as the earliest believers often did over a meal.

Ultimately this day however belongs to Jill and below are her words from the day:

Having worshiped at a local Anglican church for 19 years, God called me to Knaphill Baptist Church. I felt very welcomed from the start and certainly very much part of the family, soon being used for a variety of jobs within the life of the church, welcoming, lesson reading, coffee making and helping with the children work. After two and half years, whilst at New Wine, an annual summer Christian camp, I felt that God was telling me that it was now time to commit myself totally to the church and what God wants me to do, so I went forward for Baptism.

It was a very special service, having been allowed to choose the songs, which reflected my obedience to God’s will and God’s grace and blessings that flowed from that obedience. It was also special to celebrate my Baptism with some of my old friends from Holy Trinity, my previous church, and my new friends from Knaphill Baptist.

If you would like to know more on the act of believers baptism there is more information here or on the Baptist Union of Great Britain site. Alternately you will be warmly welcomed any Sunday to speak with us in person on what it meant to us and what it can mean to you.

Our Theme for 2017

‘‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Matthew 25:40