The Baptism Process
The baptism process at New Hope has been designed to be both simple and meaningful. From the registration form to the baptism meeting, each step has been carefully planned with you in mind:
Listen to the baptism sermon. You may request a CD by contacting us or download the mp3 audio file.
Complete the baptism registration. Once we receive your registration form, we will contact you to schedule your videotaping and baptism.
Read about making your video below. We want you to be as comfortable and prepared for the video as possible.
Attend a meeting a film your story. After we receive your registration form, we'll contact you and schedule you for an informational meeting where you'll also have your testimony videotaped.
Get baptized! Baptisms take place during one of the Sunday morning services and include a showing of your pre-recorded video.
Making Your Video
One of the most powerful aspects of baptism here at New Hope is the video testimony shown right before each person's baptism. The video allows each person to share how Christ has been working in his/her life. Pre-recording allows them to do as many takes as necessary, while sharing the message they have thoughtfully and prayerfully prepared ahead of time.
Watch baptism videos:
Many people ask, "Do I have to do the video?" The answer is yes, if a person wants to get baptized at New Hope Community Church. Baptism is meant to be a public profession, and it is an incredible opportunity to share God's message of redemption with hundreds of people. We are encouraged to see the effect these videos have on people's lives.
Another important reason for the videos is that we as a congregation grow in our faith by watching these life-changing stories. It allows friends, family, and even those you don't know to celebrate the amazing transformation God has worked in your life. Some people are nervous about taping their stories, but we work hard to make the process both simple and fulfilling. We work diligently with baptism candidates to go over everything they need to know about the baptism process in general, and the videotaping in particular. The video will be taped on the day of your baptism meeting, which takes place a week or two before your baptism.