Baptism & Ministry Partnership

PREPARING FOR BAPTISM &/OR MINISTRY PARTNERSHIP

We praise God for your desire to take this step of faith and are thrilled for you!

Your decision to turn from sin and trust in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour is the most important decision you will ever make. Following your personal commitment to submit your life to the Lordship of Christ, an important next step in your spiritual journey is to be obedient in believer’s baptism. This will be a very special moment in your life, and your faith family, Central Community Church, looks forward to celebrating with you at your Baptism.

If you are committed to the purpose, vision, values and beliefs of Central Community Church, specifically, to follow Jesus and lead others to do the same through community, and now desire to be received as a Ministry Partner, we are excited to connect with you.

For more on Baptism & Ministry Partnership, check out our Belonging sermon series.

This form has been prepared to outline for you the steps you need to take to apply and prepare for your baptism / ministry partnership. If you need assistance in understanding and filling out the form, please contact us and we would be happy to walk through it with you.

*The online form may time out if you are not well prepared to type your answers quickly. We recommend that you go through the questions ahead of time and think about your answers before beginning the online form.  If you would prefer to pick up a printed copy from Central, they are available at the Welcome Centre on Sundays or at the office during office hours.

PRINT A B&MP FORM

Baptism & Ministry Partnership Form
SECTION 1: BASIC INFORMATION

This form is personal in nature. If you are married please have your spouse complete his or her own application

Gender*

Marital Status*

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Have you been baptized as a believer?*

*If 'yes' move to Section 3 *If 'no' please fill out both Section 2 and 3

SECTION 2: BAPTISM

Have you accepted Jesus Christ as the Saviour and Lord of your life?

- That Jesus died as the sacrificial substitute to pay the penalty for your sins

- Wrestled through the fundamental question of Jesus' leadership in your life

- Surrendered your wants and desire for control and risk a step of faith

- Given up your own kingdom and are embracing God's Kingdom

Please indicate your response to the above question and indicative statements of accepting Jesus Christ as Savior.*

Is it your desire to be baptized?

BAPTISM ILLUSTRATES A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT REALITIES

Christ’s death and resurrection
The disciple’s union with Christ in His death and resurrection
The new life in which a disciples walks
Cleansing and washing away of sin
           
We believe baptism is a public sign that a person has repented of their sins, received forgiveness, died with Christ and has been raised to new life through the power of the Holy Spirit. Baptism is the public declaration of a believer’s incorporation into the body of Christ as expressed in the local Church through Ministry Partnership.

UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF BAPTISM ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE


Publicly demonstrates your identification with Christ (Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 2:11-12). You are showing the work of Christ - His death, burial and resurrection - and your participation in that work by God’s grace.



Visibly declares your deliverance from the judgement of God (1 Peter 3:18-21)



Displays your union with Christ’s body, His Church (Acts 2:26-41; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:3-6)



Follows both the example (Matthew 3:13-17) and command of Christ (Matthew 28:19)

SECTION 3: MINISTRY PARTNERSHIP
Have you accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour in your life and experienced believers baptism (immersion/effusion) following your conversion?*

If you have not been baptized yet simply answer baptism request

If you were an official member of another church please provide the name of the church and contact them requesting a “transfer of membership” to be sent to us by mail or email.

About Your Time With Central

Which campus do you normally attend?*

Are you part of a Life Group?*

Our Ministry Partners commit themselves to the purpose, vision, values, and beliefs of Central Community Church, specifically, to follow Jesus and lead others to do the same by Loving God, Loving People and Serving Our World. 
(see central365.org for more information)

Are you willing to engage in your own spiritual growth and discipleship as a follower of Jesus (Loving God)? *

(Heb. 10:24-25, Phil. 1:27, Ps. 37:5, 1 Cor. 16:2)

Are you willing to share in the responsibility of engaging in the life of the church for your good and the good of others (Loving People)?*

(Rom. 15:5, 7; Lk 14:13)

Are you willing to serve, use your gifts, and give towards the mission we are on together at Central to reach Chilliwack, Agassiz, and the world for Jesus? *

(1 Pt. 4:10, Eph. 4:11-12, Phil. 2:3-7)

Submitting Baptism / Ministry Partnership Form

To insure you have enough time to compose your testimony, please create a separate document and write out your testimony using the outline below. Please submit your printed testimony at the Welcome Centre on Sunday mornings, at Central's Office during office hours or bring it with you to the next scheduled Baptism & Ministry Partnership Class.

 

Testimony Outline:

1. Describe how your life looked before you became a follower of Jesus.

2. How did you became aware of your need for Jesus?

3. How and when did you specifically become a follower of Jesus?

4. How has Jesus changed your life today?

5. Describe your devotional life.

 

Online forms will automatically be submitted to a Campus Pastor. 

It will be reviewed by a Campus Pastor and/or Lead Team Member, after which we will set-up a face to face meeting with you prior to your baptism / becoming a ministry partner.  

 

In signing this form, you give consent to Central Community Church to use your personal information. The church has adopted a Privacy Policy as we recognize the rights of people to keep their personal information private. The church will use the personal information we collect for the purpose disclosed at the time of collection. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose without first seeking your consent, unless authorized or required by law.

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