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Baptism? Membership? Me??

Have you ever though about either being baptised or becoming a member, but just weren’t sure if it was a good thing to do or not?  Should you do it now or later?  What is involved, anyway?  Who are the “Mennonite Brethren”?

Those are great questions!  Let me answer them a couple of ways.  First, in terms of how we do it at Westwood, we have designed a course that actually covers all of those questions.  We call it Discover Westwood, and we offer it three times a year – we do it as a 3-4 week course in both spring and fall, and also as a one afternoon seminar in summer.  We do lots of teaching and talking throughout the course, and it is great way to learn about baptism, membership, and the DNA of Westwood, with no strings attached.

Second, a really good way to find out more is to talk with either Pastor Mark or Pastor Craig.  Either of us would love to get together with you and talk about any questions you have.

Finally, if you would like to find out more, or if you already know that you want to be baptised or become a member of Westwood, here is the process for this summer:

  1. Let either the church office, Pastor Mark, or Pastor Craig know that you would like to register for the Discover Westwood course that takes place during the afternoon of July 29th.
  2. Attend the course on July 29th.  :)
  3. If you decide that you would like to be baptised and/or become a member (we will explain all of this as part of the course), it will happen on August 12th (if you want to know what last summer’s looked like, click here).  Also, either Mark or Craig will talk with you individually about the process, etc.
  4. If you are an over-achiever, you can also listen to the Finding My Place teaching series.  :)

So … what are you waiting for?


  1. Posted By Panji

    Love these verses. It would seem to me that the way we accoiplmsh this is in verse 2: Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. It’s only out of a humble, gentle, patient and loving heart that we can make every effort towards unity. We fail at unity when we are arrogant, pushy, impatient and self-serving. If we can wrap our hearts around the right motive and then make every effort, God’s kingdom grows and he receives all the glory, we just get a chance to go along for the ride!Craig, thanks for modeling the right motives, plenty of big cutting edge churches and their leaders don’t get it. Thanks for leading the ones who do into One Prayer.

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