Gulf to Lake Church baptizes 117 people on one Sunday

 
One-hundred thirteen Florida Baptist churches took part in the recent Acts 2:41 Baptism Sunday, but Lloyd Bertine’s church couldn’t be one of them. Bertine, pastor of Gulf to Lake Church in Crystal River, was recovering from back surgery during the May 7th event so the church postponed their baptism celebration until July 9th. On that day, members of Gulf to Lake gathered on Fort Island Gulf Beach to celebrate as 117 people made their professions of faith public, ...

Nearly 1,300 Floridians baptized on 'Acts 2:41 Sunday'

 
Florida's beaches, rivers, lakes and even pools came alive May 7 with the gospel testimonies of 1,285 new Christian believers as 112 Florida Baptist churches partnered for "Acts 2:41 Sunday—Baptizing Coast-to-Coast." From the sandy white Gulf beaches of Perdido Key in Pensacola to the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean that stretch from Jacksonville to Miami; from the Suwannee River to lakes and state parks in every region, thousands of Florida Baptists and onlookers gathered to celebrate and witness the hundreds of ...

Elevate Church among those taking part in Acts2:41 Sunday

 
On May 7th, beneath a bright, hot Miami sun, a group of 11 men and women from Elevate Church publicly professed their faith in Christ through their baptisms in the shallow waters of Key Biscayne. Neither a lack of parking nor scarcity of shade could keep their families from cheering them on. As part of the Florida Baptist Convention’s Acts 2:41 Sunday statewide baptism initiative, churches throughout Florida headed to their nearest beach or other body of water to baptize ...

Tips for planning your church's beach baptism

 
The Great Commission is a command that Jesus gave to the church. It reads “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age [Matthew 28:18b-20].” This command ...