On Sunday (Sept. 16, 2018) one of our high school seniors was baptized by one of our adult leaders. Nathan has been a part of our church family and student ministry for several years. He has been connected to our community for years, but waited until this week to take the step of baptism. In his video he shares why.
There a couple of things I love about this video. The first is that is so genuine. Nathan simply shares his journey, the experiences and, most importantly, the people that have had an influence on him.
That leads to the second thing I love about this video. The emphasis on relationships.
As you listen to Nathan’s story, he names names (in a good way). He shares how his parents, his small group leader, other adults and even his peers have had an impact on his walk with Jesus. I know there were many conversations with Nathan in the past about what was keeping him from taking the step of baptism. God was working on him through those relationships, through those shared experiences and leading him ultimately to a full understanding of who Jesus is.
This video is a solid reminder of why we need others in our lives and the value of being in a small group. If you find yourself in a similar place as Nathan, maybe his story will move you to that next step.