We baptised 10 people last night. Their stories of brokeness, doubt, searching, and finding Jesus were so moving, and inspiring to us all. Standing in the water and baptising people into Christ, is always one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and provides moments when Jesus is so alive and real, and I really know that my redeemer lives.
In our context, none of these people talked about praying a prayer to accept christ (if they had that wouldn't have been a bad thing), but of how they oriented their lives over time, and through interaction with Jesus and our church. Baptism was for many of them the beginning of a declaration that they were christians, and followers with us all of Jesus into his mission.