Every generation has its wild eyed enthusiast who grabs hold of the coat tails of a principle and swings the tides of history. Wow! Can I ever stop blushing after hearing what Steven Furtick has ushered into evangelicalism? Yup, even Charles Finney would not have come up with such an ingenius idea. The best Finney did was to leave us with introduction of altar calls. (Okay yes, plus crumbs in decisional regeneration in his classic sermon “Sinners bound to change their own hearts”). But this goes even further. Spontaneous baptisms! My jaw dropped down to my ankles in amazement when I read that…
At Elevation Church in the summer of 2011, we saw one of the most audacious acts in the history of this church.
We believe in baptism at Elevation Church, and we believe every person who has made a decision to follow Christ should be baptized. And to give as many people the opportunity to get baptized, we decided to spontaneously baptize people. We provided an opportunity to get baptized… on the spot.
We baptized 2,158 people over 2 weekends. It was unbelievable. It was audacious.
If you’d like to find out more of what we did to make the baptisms a success, we’ve made everything available to you to download for free right here.[Editor: Link removed by a hater! Possibly a Calvinist!]
We want to share with you everything we did, so you can host your own spontaneous baptisms with your ministry. We want to share what was in our baptism bags, the logistics of preparing for hundreds of people to change their clothes, we’ve even included the transcript from a message Pastor Steven preached on baptism to help you out if you’d like to use it.
We’ve tried to provide everything we could think of to help you experience God doing the impossible through your ministry. Please take advantage of these free resources and let us know how it goes.
Now who says we cannot whip people into a revival and dunk them before they change their minds? If more churches can only learn this simple technique guess how many
wet converts we can make in one week, two weeks or even one year? It’s that easy! Anybody can pull this off!
Get the kit! Get the kit! Remember don’t let them think about what they are about to do…just dunk them! For the Lord of course! Questions about their salvation, repentance and faith can be asked later.
Thanks Steve your
pragmatic and purpose driven idea anointed ideas have surpassed Charles Finney’s! That’s my compliment to ya!
Wait a minute. Now comes the hardest bit-keeping them saved and interested in reading the bible and the things of God. Yikes! Now I wish the sun could really stand still.