The desired outcome is to teach new members to the uGroup about baptism and why it is important to be baptized.
Acts 8:36 -37
It is important that you do a fun and welcoming icebreaker and get people of their seats.
Introduce the message by asking the following question:
- What do you think does it mean to be baptised with water?
Greek word “Baptismo” which means:
-To dip repeatedly, to immerse, to submerge
-To cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water.
Public display of a decision you have already made in your heart.
The following could be relevant questions to ask:
- What happens during the step of baptism?
This is a step whereby a believer wilfully lay down his/her own life. Believing the old life is buried together with Christ and the newness of life has come.
- Why is it important to be baptized with water?
- When do you need to be baptized?
After confessing Christ as your Lord and Saviour the first step is to be baptized in water.
- What are the pre-requisites before being baptised?
- Why doesn’t some people want to be baptised?
I was baptised as a baby (It does not count you need to make the decision yourself)
Before I get baptised I want to know the bible better. (Refer to Acts 8:36-37)
This can be mentioned to limit confusion:
Baptism with the Holy Spirit
The empowerment of service comes through the baptism with the Holy Spirit promised by Jesus (Acts 1:8)
Any song should work.
Ministering as led.
It is important to encourage members who wants to be baptised to come and speak to you.