First Baptisms and Chartering Service

Our Sunday believers’ meetings have been growing since September 13 when we launched. January 31st, we chartered our church and became the Lakewood Baptist Church of Delafield, WI, an autonomous local church.

BTW, If you live in Waukesha County and are looking for a church that focuses on expository preaching, conservative God-centered musical worship, as well as passionate evangelism, then join us on Sunday mornings, 10:15 AM at Cushing Elementary School in Delafield.

Since the Lord told his disciples to make disciples of all nations, to baptize them, and to teach them all things, we were thrilled to baptize 7 believers in obedience to that Great Commission command. What a joy to see believers willing to publicly identify with Jesus Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection, and to do so in a hotel swimming pool! Many laughed when they saw me transformed from my blazer and tie to my t-shirt and flower-print swimming shorts! This was my first baptism ever, and it was a significant and thrilling moment in my young life and ministry.

We were thrilled to see 144 people pack into gymnasium at the elementary school, which we rent each week for our worship services.  We almost had to pull back the gym’s dividing curtain in order to accommodate all of our own people as well as those who came to celebrate with us what God has accomplished in keeping with the promise of Jesus to build His Church in such a way that the gates of the hell would not prevail against Her.

On this special day we chartered (45 members), adopted a constitution, called a pastor, elected deacons, adopted a budget, approved financial officers, and placed $10,000 in a building fund, praying that God would provide us our own place in a timely manner. We will continue praying that God would grow us deeper in our relationships with Christ, and that He would continue to expand our ability to advance the gospel in our community!

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  1. #1 by Chris on February 19, 2010 - 12:23 am

    Wonderful Dave,

    Our church is 30 years old and I don’t think we quite hit 144 this week! It’s great to hear and see all God is doing. Keep up the great work and keep us informed.


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