As we were programming Easter, our goal was to make life-change the central theme that everything built towards. So in the process of brainstorming elaborate creative elements that could set-up the sermon, it became more and more evident that what would set Pastor Steven up best to give an invitation would be to simply see people who had given their life to Christ profess their faith through baptism. So during a medley of Stronger, The Same Power and To Know Your Name, we had over 60 people get baptized in two tanks in the middle of the crowd. There were also two platforms by each tank where a worship leader was stationed. This created a very powerful moment as Mack, London and the student choir were on stage leading worship, while Chris and I were on the other end of the arena leading at the same time by the baptism tanks. The whole spiritual dynamic of the room changed, and you could feel the Holy Spirit at work in such a tangible way. I think it is safe to say that it was one of the most powerful moments we have ever experienced as a church. It was personally my favorite part of the day.
Here’s some pics of what was taking place at the same time in the arena.