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Water Baptism Processes

Water Baptism Processes

 

  • Once dates are proposed & confirmed for the year, they get added to the facilities calendar  (Melissa)
    • Meeting w/PB also gets placed on PB’s & facilities calendar one to two weeks before baptism Sunday (it is held in the conference room after each service for ~15 minutes)
  • 8 Weeks Prior: 
    • The registration page is made (Melissa) and added to the website (Laurel)
    • Put “Water Baptisms” in the corresponding PCO service plan title (Melissa) 
  • 5-7 Weeks Prior: PB makes an announcement in service and teaches about baptism (Laurel pings PB&J)
  • 5 Weeks Prior: Social posts are sent out & Churchwide Email Invite (Laurel)
  • 4 Weeks Prior: 
    • Any children or youth getting baptized – schedule meeting with Pastor Steve or Steven prior to video shoot. (Melissa) 
    • Video Testimonies are scheduled & an email is sent out with info to help candidates prepare for video shoot (Melissa) 
    • Input the order in which they’ll be baptized into PCO service plan (Melissa)
    • Email pastors (or whoever else is baptizing) the order of baptisms for each service. Always schedule whoever will be preaching first so that they have time to change. (Melissa)
      • Besides ministry staff, elders are also able to baptize someone. All other requests must be approved by Pastor Bob.
    • Pull out t-shirts (found in basement storage) and get appropriate sizes for each candidate. (Melissa/Christine)
    • Double check this is in the pastor’s calendar (Melissa)
  • 3 Weeks Prior: Video Shoot for Baptisms (Laurel or Steve if children)
  • 2 Weeks Prior: Information Sheet Sent out (Melissa)

 

  • 1-2 Weeks Prior: 
    • Info Meeting with Pastor Bob (John Iacucci is back-up for this meeting if PB is unavailable)
      • Print the information Sheet and place in conference room for that Sunday morning (Melissa)
      • Have t-shirts available for pick-up at Welcome Center or in Conference Room (Melissa/Christine)
    • Anyone who is unable to attend this meeting must schedule a phone or in-person meeting with someone on the pastoral staff. (Melissa)
  • Friday Before Baptisms: 
    • Email reminder is sent with order of baptisms and arrival time (Melissa)
    • Place reserved seating signs in Auditorium for baptism candidates (Melissa)
  • Day of:
    • Place any t-shirts that have not been picked up at the Welcome Center (Melissa/Christine)
    • Place out an empty tub to collect towels right outside the staff restrooms (Melissa/Christine)
    • Place clean folded towels on stage for staff use (Melissa/Christine)
    • Touch-base with each candidate – make sure they have arrived and know where to sit and what order to line up in. (Melissa or Christine)

 

Follow-up:

  • Enter baptism date in “Spiritual Milestones” in PCO profiles (Melissa/Christine)

 

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