Baptism & Membership

Event details

  • Sunday | February 17, 2019
  • All Day
  • 9244 Five Forks Road Waynesboro, PA 17268
  • 717-762-2991

A Pledge of Commitment

For those of you who were able to attend the 494andMe event in early January, you may remember Alan Robinson talking at one point about the nature of our faith.  He said that for us – as Brethren in Christ – a significant part of our faith includes “following.”

Towards that end, baptism is not just a symbol of a past experience where we say:   “I have put my faith in Jesus.”  Baptism is also a pledge of commitment…a commitment to follow Jesus and bring our whole life under His Lordship.

If this is the nature of your faith and you have never been baptized, I (Pastor Bill) would encourage you to contact me and set up a time to meet with me sometime on or before Sunday, February 10th.   Our first Baptism Sunday of 2019 will take place on the morning of February 17th and I would like to talk with you about your possible baptism.

That same Sunday (the 17th) we will also look to bring into membership those who express a desire to become a member here at Five Forks.  In order to become a member, you need to have been baptized as a believer, complete the membership form, and have a sit-down conversation with myself on or before February 10th.  Part of that conversation will include this question:  “Are you willing to provide counsel to other members?  And are you willing to be counseled by other members?”  Again, this communal aspect of our faith is a significant part of who we are as Brethren in Christ.

I’m looking forward to February 17th as the Baptism and Membership services have always been one of the highlights of the year in the life of our church!