Baptisms

Posted: August 4, 2009 in Daily Blog

One of my favorite things to watch and participate in is baptism.  It is a great picture of someone committing their lives to Jesus.  We don’t have a baptism facility in our new church building, so we have to improvise.

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Yes this is a “stock tank,” it is used for watering or dipping farm animals.  We need one.  We borrowed one  last time, but we are in a position now to purchase one.  The “official” baptistry tanks are thousands, and we can get one of these for a couple hundred dollars or less.  I need to go do some research to see how big they actually are, and if you have any familiarity with these kinds of things I would love your comments!

We need a tank big enough to dunk a person in, small enough to move around, and it will most likely need to be stored outside…  if you have ANY ideas or insight let me know!!!

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Comments
  1. jennifer hutson says:

    The church we attend now does a cool thing for baptisms. Though they do have a ‘built-in’ baptistry area in the auditorium, it is rarely used. Instead, they follow a tradition they started when they were just starting out and didn’t have their own building. One of the elders has a nice swimming pool, and once a year (in August) they have an all-church pitch-in dinner at the home of this elder, and they do baptisms in the pool. It is casual and social and feels like a family reunion.

  2. Scott says:

    I think the stock tanks that are composite might function better without getting bent or dented, and no corrosion over time. I know Pastor Tim at New Covenant up in Larkspur has something like this.
    S

  3. Daphne Gammons says:

    I was baptised in one just like it last year. I belong to a Cowboy Church here in Fannin County and at the time we where meeting in a tractor shed. Although we are now in a new large building, the ‘trough’ is still used in our baptisms.

  4. Kelly Lewis says:

    What about a smaller deep round inflatable pool? It’s easy to store and fairly cheap. They make portable hot tubs like that too. They break down, store in a box and have a cover.

  5. Graham says:

    Great comments! Thank you so much for your participation in this discussion… we are still working through a good solution and will see what happens!

  6. […] baptisms we had to use a “stock tank” because portable baptistry units are expensive, (I talked about that here) but we had a donor cover the cost of a brand new portable […]

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