THE IMPORTANCE OF BAPTISM
According to the Bible, a Christian’s decision to have a water baptism is an outward demonstration of an inner transformation that has occured in their lives. This is an illustration of a person identifying with Jesus- his death, burial and resurrection. The Bible says: “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life." (Romans 6: 3-4) Being immersed under the water symbolises death and being buried with Christ, and emerging from it- resurrecting into a new life with Christ.
THOSE WISHING TO BE BAPTISED MUST FULFILL TWO CRITERIA:
1. The person must believe and confess that Jesus Christ is their Lord and saviour.
2. They must understand the purpose of baptism.
If a person has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and saviour, and they understand that baptism is a step of faith and obedience to God, as well as a public declaration of their decision to follow Jesus, there is no reason why they should not be baptised. According to the Bible, baptism is an important step in someone’s life, because this is a public declaration of their faith and dedication to God. This is a very conscious decision and action, announcing their decision to follow Jesus for the rest of their lives, and be His disciple.
We welcome everyone who has accepted Jesus Christ into their lives and who have not done so previously, to be baptised in our church!
WHAT TO EXPECT
On Sunday, from 9:30 am, (before the service), you will need to attend a short seminar: “What is water baptism?”. During this time you will get a chance to ask questions and be equipped with a deeper knowledge of what baptism is.
At around 12:30, after the service, the baptism will take place in the main hall, in a heated pool as part of the stage. This will be a very public event, and so we advise you to invite your family and friends to celebrate this day with you!
WHAT TO BRING:
- Dark clothing that you will wear during the baptism. Please be advised that wet clothes can become see-through, so as to avoid any discomfort, we recommend that people wear a bathing suit underneath, or a second t-shirt.
- A dry change of clothes.
- A large towel to cover yourself fully.
- Rubber flip-flops or sandals.
- A hair-dryer (if necessary).
Registration is compulsory and is open till 6th of October.
To register, please fill out the short form below.
NB! Please note that we will not be baptising children under the age of 10 years old, or those who do not yet consciously believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and saviour, as well as pregnant women. Each person is solely responsible for themselves, and Lithuanian Christian Church does not take responsibility for any health issues that may occur after the baptism.
REGISTRACIJA I VANDENS KRIKSTA
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
We kindly remind you that, any photos or videos taken by you individually, should be solely for the purpose of private viewing and under no circumstances should be shared on any social media website including: Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other similar websites. This is if within these recordings, other people besides yourself, are visible, whether in the forefront or in the background. This is very important in granting the privacy due to yourself and others attending the event.