Our next River Baptism is August 20th
Summer 2017 Baptisms at The Gallatin River
Sunday, August 20th, 2:00PM
The Gallatin River, west of Belgrade:
100 Flys Crossing, Manhattan MT 59741
Baptisms will begin at 2 PM. The river has changed a bit, and our primary spot is just downstream of where we did our last baptism. To view the baptism you will likely have to cross over river rocks and shallow water. Wear shorts or clothing you can wade in and shoes that can get wet.
Allow 20 minute drive from The Commons. 20 minute walk to the river.
If you are bringing someone that might have trouble walking on uneven ground we will have ground transportation for a few folks… but you still may have to help them navigate some rocks and shallow water the last 5 minute walk or so.
Join us down at the Gallatin River, and let’s cheer these folks on as they go public with their faith in Jesus!
Do you want to be baptized, or are you curious about what baptism is? Check out the info about Baptism at Journey Church below. If after reading this information you would like to be baptized, please click in the appropriate baptism tab (Adult Baptism, Children’s Baptism, Baby Dedications) and fill out the form. We will be in touch with you soon!
Who Should Be Baptized
Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin.
If you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have placed your faith in Christ and are now walking with Him.
If you have any questions about how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please contact email@example.com
What Baptism Symbolizes
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
1. You placed your faith/trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
2. You shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated through baptism by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
3. You were symbolically washed clean, and sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse at Journey Church because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.
Watch Baptism Testimonies
Why Do We Film a Video for Baptism?
One of the most powerful aspects of our new baptism process at Journey Church is the video testimony shown right before your baptism. The video will allow you to share how you came to know Christ as your Savior and how he has been working in your life.
Prerecording allows you to do as many takes as necessary, while sharing the message you have thoughtfully and prayerfully prepared ahead of time. Many people are asking, “Do I have to do the video?” The answer is yes, if you want to be baptized at Journey Church.
Baptism is meant to be a public profession and it is an incredible opportunity to share God’s message of redemption with thousands of people. We are excited about the life changing effect these videos will have on people’s lives.
Another important reason we want to do a video is that we as a congregation grow in our faith by watching these stories. It allows friends, family, and even those you don’t know to celebrate the amazing transformation Christ has worked in your life.
Finally, as Journey church, we want to do whatever it takes to connect people to God. And we are convinced God wants to use YOU in the lives of your friends and family. Taking the time to prepare your story can be an incredible tool, maybe the best, to share with people you know who don’t know Christ. We want to coach you through this process.
Some people are nervous about filming their stories, but we are working hard to make the process both simple and fulfilling. After you’ve scheduled your baptism and filming date, you will receive emails with guidelines and information to help you prepare for your testimony filming.
On a Sunday weeks before the baptism we will have a meeting where we go over everything you need to know about the baptism process and the filming. The video will be made on the day of your meeting.
We want baptism to be a meaningful and enjoyable experience, and we look forward to walking through it with you! If you have any questions or need help preparing your testimony, please contact us at baptism[at]journeyweb.net
Registration For Adult Baptisms
We have designed this process to be as simple and meaningful as possible. Each step is designed with you in mind.
- Read about baptism here »
- Complete the baptism registration form » click here.
Once we receive your registration we will schedule your videotaping and your baptism.
- Read about making the video of your story. We want you to be as prepared and comfortable as possible!
Download notes about writing your testimony »
- Film your testimony!
- Get baptized! Baptisms will take place during a weekend worship experience, and include a showing of your prerecorded video followed by your baptism.
For Questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Some denominations choose to baptize infants. While we recognize the right of other churches to practice infant baptism, we understand Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for baptism. Baptism does not make you a believer, rather it shows that you already believe.
Journey does recognize that parents may want to dedicate their children to God (1 Samuel 1:28, Luke 2:22) and publicly commit themselves to raise their child in a God honoring home. For scheduling a child dedication please fill out the form below.