BelongingWe baptized 362 people last year at Community. Guess how many of them I baptized? I baptized less than a dozen of the 362 them. Do you know who baptized the most people at
our church last year? Small group
leaders and small group participants.  The vast majority of the people
who made a commitment to follow Christ asked their small group leader or someone in their small group to baptize
them.
Why? It was within the context and experience of
community that these people came to belief. This is indicative of a spiritual shift that has been taking place over the last decade – spiritually searching people need to belong before they believe.

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