And Jesus came and said to them, “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 28:18-20 (ESV)
On September 24, 2017, Keane professed his faith through believers baptism. Here is part of his testimony in his own words, as read by his buddy Andrew just before Keane took the plunge:
"So today I am here to profess my faith publicly. To declare my trust, love, and appreciation for the teachings of Jesus Christ. Since discovering the gospel, I've felt His blessings and the fruits of His sacrifice every day. Already I feel saved. But I know that the next step is to announce my faith to the world in Baptism, to make my devotion official so that I may better glorify the word of the Lord. Today I am delighted to take that next step."
...speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Ephesians 4:15-16 (ESV)
Nineteen member candidates professed their commitment to covenant membership at Christ Church on October 1st, 2017. These are the words they read aloud and committed to. Current members also stood to reaffirm their own commitment to this local body and to welcome these new members.
Read here to learn more about what covenant membership is and why we value it so much at Christ Church. And if you'd like to learn more about Christ Church, consider taking the next membership class.
Will you join us in the truth of the gospel for worship, community, and mission?