Baptism and Tailgating…a great combination!

Last night was incredible.  we saw 562 people stand in the waters of baptism and declare with their mouths that Jesus Christ is Lord.  It was one of the most awesome things I have ever seen.

I also wanted to say thank you to everyone that came out and tailgated with us yesterday (I also wanted to say a special thank you to the Home Groups that gave our staff free food!)  We didn’t even really advertise that we were tailgating yesterday before baptism.  We sent an email to our homegroups and mentioned it quickly from stage last Sunday…and to be honest, I expected about 10 people with grills and a few hotdogs to show up and cook out before we got started.  But I was amazed as people started rolling in at 2:00 (baptism started at 6pm).  By 4:00 our building was surrounded on all 4 sides by people with tents, buses, signs, and grills.  It was a great night!  When we finished tearing down everything at about 10:00, people were still tailgating!  Baptism is a celebration!  And we celebrated last night.  I think we had more people tailgating for baptism than they had at Clemson for the football game yesterday.

We baptized 6 people at a time and it took us 1 hour and 20 minutes to get everyone dunked.   What an incredible night.  The name of Jesus was glorified and we had an amazing celebration of the lives that God has changed in our community!

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