One of the most powerful aspects of baptism at Decatur City Church is the video testimony shown right before your baptism. The video gives you the opportunity to share how you came to know Jesus as your Savior and how he has been working in your life.
Prerecording allows you to do as many takes as necessary while sharing the message you have thoughtfully and prayerfully prepared ahead of time. Many people ask, “Do I have to do the video?” The answer is yes—if you want to be baptized at Decatur City Church.
Baptism is meant to be a public profession, and it is an incredible opportunity to share God’s message of redemption with thousands of people. We have witnessed the life-changing effects these videos have had on people’s lives.
Another important reason we do the videos is that we as a congregation grow in our faith by watching these stories. They allow friends, family, and even those you don’t know to celebrate the amazing transformation Jesus has worked in your life.
Some people are nervous about taping their stories, but we work hard to make the process both simple and fulfilling. After you’ve scheduled your baptism and filming date, you will receive emails with guidelines and information to help you prepare for your filming. One Sunday a month, we have a meeting with the baptism candidates for that month, where we go over everything they need to know about the baptism process and the videotaping. The video will be taped on the day of your meeting, which usually takes place two or three weeks before your baptism.