Church Begins Online Registration for Baptism Classes

On July 28, 2018, the Gospel Church in Lin’an District held its annual summer baptism service.
On July 28, 2018, the Gospel Church in Lin’an District held its annual summer baptism service. (photo: CCD contributor: Rev. Zhou Hongwei)
By Zoe Zhang April 17th, 2020

A few days ago, several churches opened the online registration channel for baptism preparation study classes. The specific baptism time will be scheduled after the epidemic is over as due to the virus pandemic, the church's onsite meetings have not yet resumed, and the baptismal arrangements for the first half of this year have also been affected. 

Zhuhai Xiangzhou Church has begun the registration for the baptism class in the first half of 2020. It invites brothers and sisters who want to baptize into Christ and become a member of the church to register in time.

The church claims, "Since we are still waiting for the church’s announcement, it is still undecided whether classes will be held onsite or via online. After the registration is finished, everyone will be informed directly by the church pastor. The church arranges two pre-baptism classes every year to learn the core teachings of the faith."

Suzhou Apostle Church has also started online registrations for baptism in the spring of 2020. In addition to the basic information for each person on the registration form, it is also necessary to specify whether one can participate in the online class. After registration, a pastoral co-worker will contact the applicant to check about the learning time and other information.

Shanghai Xinzhuang Jesus Church releases that at present, phone-in or registrations via WeChat are being accepted for the 2020 baptismal preparation class. The class time needs to be determined after the epidemic is over, and the baptism date is yet undetermined. The registration requirements are as follows: having believed in the Lord for more than one year and be at least 18 years old, being to open faith testimony, and attending meetings often and humbly desire the truth.

- Translated by Abigail Wu

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