What does it look like to make baptism a celebration for your entire church or campus? Why not "go big or go home" when it comes to baptism? Recently I had Eric Metcalf on the podcast to talk about this very topic. He is a campus pastor at Community Christian Church in Chicago. They recently celebrated a huge Baptism Sunday called, "Beach, BBQ & Baptisms." I invited him onto the show to talk more about celebrating these great decisions in the lives of people.
Some of our conversation boils down to:
- Celebrate big because a prodigal is coming home and the father is running to them.
- Celebrate because if heaven is, then we should be.
- Make baptism accessible and simple for people to take that step.
- Share stories of life transformation.
Eric Metcalf - https://twitter.com/ericmetcalf
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