What is CRB Discovery?
New to CRB? Been around awhile? Would you like to know more about who we are? We invite you to our quarterly Discovery Class. Each one-hour class offers a greater understanding of the church – past, present, and future. You’ll learn how to: 1. get connected; 2. build friendships through groups; and 3. explore opportunities to use your gifts and talents in the church, community and around the world.
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Saturday, January 20, 2018 / 3:30pm / Main Building – Conference Room
*Childcare available with registration
Sunday, January 21, 2018 / 10am / Main Building – Conference Room
*Childcare available with registration
November 18 & 19, 2017
In all services
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS –
- WHAT IS BAPTISM
Baptism is an outward act of an inward decision. Baptism does not save…it “reflects” that I am forgiven, that I have put my faith and trust in Jesus alone for my salvation.
- WHAT DOES BAPTISM SIGNIFY
Baptism signifies a confession of complete faith in Christ. It is a symbol of your union with Jesus Christ and a realization that the Holy Spirit has entered your life. It symbolizes death to sin and a new life in righteousness. 1 Peter 3:21, Romans 6:1-11.
- WHY BE BAPTIZED
There are many reasons to be baptized and these are a few of them:
1) Follows Jesus’ example: John 3:13-17 – One day, when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized.
2) Act of obedience: Acts 2:38 – Peter replied, “Each of you must turn from your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.”
3) Identifies you with a local body of believers: Acts 2:41 – Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church – about three thousand in all.
- WHAT IF I WAS BAPTIZED AS AN INFANT
Scripture says parents brought children to Jesus – not for baptism, but to pray for them. Infant baptism was not because of your decision, it was your parents! This is a time for you to declare your own personal decision to follow Christ! We also celebrate child dedication – a commitment by parents to follow Jesus’ example.
- WHEN SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED
The Bible is clear—belief and baptism were always together. Thus, “when we believe” is the right time to be baptized. If you “believed” some time back and were not baptized, then this should become a priority for you to fulfill what God asks you do in the Bible.
- DOES AGE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
At CRB, we baptize youth beginning in the sixth grade as we believe this is the approximate age a person is able to make a well-thought-out public declaration of their faith in Jesus and thus desire to follow Him.
- HOW DO WE BAPTIZE
Baptize is derived from the original Greek word of the New Testament which literally meant to immerse in water. You will meet the pastor in the pool/ocean and he/she will ask you a question regarding your decision to accept Christ. After you answer, the pastor will immerse you into the water. This is a representation of dying to oneself and being raised anew in Christ. Afterwards, you will be directed out of the water.
- WHAT SHOULD I BRING/WEAR
Men and women are advised to wear a dark shirt, shorts, and slip off shoes. Please wear these clothes to the service and bring a towel and change of clothing for afterward.
Bring: Change of clothes, towel.
- WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I REGISTER
After your testimony is submitted, a pastor will call to go over any questions and details. ￼
Next Date: January 27 & 28, 2018
What is Child Dedication?
In recognition of the responsibility and privilege of parenting, and to demonstrate our support as you raise your children, The Church at Rancho Bernardo invites families to participate in a service of dedication whereby God’s blessing is formally invoked upon the parents and children, and parents make a public commitment to provide a nurturing home where their child will have an opportunity to learn about Jesus and His amazing love. Offered twice annually.
How do I participate in Child Dedication?
- Register online or in the app.
- Write a brief blessing note to your child to be read during the ceremony (see sample below)
- Please email 2 photos of your child to Julie@TheChurchRB.org
Sample Child Dedication Blessing Note to your Child
Ideas to help you form your own letter. Please pray and let the Lord lead you.
Sample Scripture verses: Romans 5, 1 Peter 4:10, 3 John 1:4, John 6:47, 1 Timothy 4:12
To Our Precious ______
We feel so privileged to be entrusted with such a wonderful gift. God has given us the opportunity to raise, shape and mold you into the person He envisioned. Today is special because we are dedicating your life to the Lord. May His constant presence in your life help to guide you in all of your decisions.