A note from Kenny Lamm to NC Baptist Worship Leaders:
I am asking worship leaders to help enlist their churches to hold a “Fill the Tank” Sunday on September 12.
I hope you and your church are doing well as you are getting past these past months that have been very challenging! I am reaching out to you to invite you to engage your church on this special Sunday that can help bring life back into our churches.
“Fill the Tank” is a statewide emphasis to see believers baptized on September 12 around the world. Emphasizing baptism on a specific day is a great way to encourage new believers to take the next step of obedience and faith while displaying a picture of the gospel to others. We are asking all NC Baptist churches to pray, plan and prepare for baptism on September 12.
Take a look at this promotional video from our new EDT, Todd Unzicker (linked below). Then, discuss the possibilities with your church staff. I hope you will be able to commit your church to this.
Check out all the resources I have listed below to help you make this day an amazing day. We are praying that God will greatly bless us with a harvest in the coming weeks!
Links to Additional Resources:
Baptist Faith and Message: Article 7a: Baptism – commentary on Baptist beliefs about baptism.
Baptism Service Planning Guide (click here for Spanish guide) – a downloadable resource from BSCNC and the North American Mission Board (NAMB).
Resources for Baptism Sunday – this was something NAMB produced for an emphasis last year, but the resources are still very viable.
Baptism and Worship – some thoughts from Bob Kauflin on his blog, Worship Matters.
Worship Ideas on the Sacrament of Baptism – while this comes from a different tradition from Baptists, it has some great ideas that you may wish to incorporate in your service.