Pastor Perry Noble of NewSpring Church took to social media on Sunday to announce that 2,335 people had been baptized throughout their 10 South Carolina campuses.
Noble and his megachurch often celebrate large baptism and salvation numbers but he says the church in general needs to do a better job at celebrating God’s work, including the name and story behind each individual.
“Over and over again His people are called to celebrate who God is and what He has done,” Noble wrote in a blog post. “As His church, we should refuse to be silent when He has been so good … every number has a name, every name has a story and every story matters to God.”
He notes that baptisms mark the first day an individual goes public about their commitment to their Christian faith and while it is a major step in a Christian’s life, he says there are steps to embrace afterwards as well.
“The best way to know what’s next after baptism is to listen to Jesus and do what He says,” reads a statement on NewSpring Church. “By reading the Bible and building relationships with other Christians, it becomes easier and easier to hear Jesus’ voice and follow Him step by step.”
In addition to the baptisms, 75 people committed their lives to Christ during Sunday’s sermon. For the new believer, NewSpring has posted online sessions for beginners as a study guide to ease into their Christian lives, beginning with session one, named “You’re Just Getting Started.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post