Missional: Be Baptizers

“The Bible doesn’t command us to be baptized, but to be baptizers.”
– Neil Cole, The Organic Church, p 205

What are the missional implications of this?

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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  1. revolution
    revolution says:

    A friend of mine noted recently that, at her church, the pastors “let” a young women baptize her friend, whom she had led to Christ. She thought this was a really good idea.

    I think that it is more than a good idea. I have a swimming pool in my backyard and as I “lead” anyone to Christ (be it a friend, relative, neighbor, or my own child) I intend to baptize them myself in my own pool, or theirs. The idea of taking someone to a church service in order to be baptized by an ordained minister seems like a long way around something that began as relational. Why detach the relational aspect of baptism at all?

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