baptism

Celebrating New Life At Journey of Faith

“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.  And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

– Acts 2:38

baptism
The Bible teaches us that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s expectations.  Because of God’s great love for us, we do not have to die spiritually but can receive eternal life through accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior, professing our beliefs, and being saved.  The profession of our sins and acceptance of Jesus into our hearts, is usually followed by the act of baptism.

What is Baptism?
Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, showing their identification with Christ in His own death and resurrection.  The word baptism means “to dip, immerse, or sink” into water.  In the New Testament, believers were immersed completely in water, as the word expresses (Acts 8:38, 39) “They both went down into the water . . . And when they came up out of the water.”  Baptism, therefore, symbolizes the death and burial to sin on the one hand, and the resurrection to the new life on the other.

Is there more than one way to be baptized?
The Bible knows of but one baptism (Ephesians 5)  True baptism occurs when a believer is immersed in water.  Because of this, we do not baptize infants at Journey of Faith.  We encourage all believers to be baptized after they ask Jesus Christ to come into their hearts.

Is baptism really important?
Yes, it is.  Jesus commanded it (Matthew 28:19), as did the apostles (Acts 2:38). If Jesus Himself was baptized, then we too should follow His example.

When do baptisms take place at Journey?
At Journey of Faith in Bellflower we always have an open invitation to have a baptism during our regular 10:30am service.


For more information about baptisms contact:
Sandra Rodriquez
Bellflower Campus Administrator
sandra.rodriquez@journeyoffaith.com


Membership at Journey of Faith

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There are three basic requirements to become a Journey of Faith member: accept Journey’s mission, core values and beliefs, to know Jesus as your Savior and baptism by immersion (if you have not done this yet).

We are associated with the Conservative Baptist Association of Southern California, which started in 1954 as an association of churches and ministries coming together to defend and promote the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We continue to establish, encourage and strengthen churches throughout Southern California and beyond.

Journey of Faith voluntarily partners with other CBA churches and, as an autonomous local church, operates under the authority of God and the elders, who are elected by our congregation.  We do not belong to a denomination.

Our association with CBA and its member churches is an expression of our desire to join with likeminded organizations to express our commitment to goals that are shared by others within our group.  We believe this affiliation helps us collaborate with others to make, mature, and mobilize disciples of Jesus Christ.

Membership at Journey of Faith is an expression of commitment by an individual believer to this local church and its outreach.  It demonstrates your willingness to let the church hold you accountable in spiritual matters.  Membership also enables you to partner with Journey, in carrying out the vision and mission of the church.

Journey of Faith’s commitment to you, as a member:

  • Spiritual leaders help and counsel with complete integrity
  • Provide solid Bible teaching, mentoring, and personal counsel on a spiritual growth path
  • Spiritual counsel in the difficult issues you might face
  • Helping you find your place in ministry through your unique design of spiritual gifts and passions
  • Additionally, there are privileges that come with membership:
  • Only members may be teachers and ministry leaders
  • Only members may vote on issues that include church budget, capital expenditures and the confirmation of new elders
  • Only members can serve as an elder or deacon

Membership Classes: Held quarterly on a Sunday after church from 1:00-4:00pm (lunch and childcare provided)

For more information about becoming a Journey of Faith member contact:
Sandra Rodriquez
Bellflower Campus Administrator
sandra.rodriquez@journeyoffaith.com

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WAYS TO SERVE

ways to serveChildren/Youth
Share your love of Christ with our children and students by teaching a Sunday School class, leading craft time or serving as an assistant in one of the classes. You can volunteer according to your schedule, every week or just once a month. We need both men and women of all ages to help us reach the children and youth  in our community.

For more information about serving in our Welcome Ministry please contact:
Children: Kathy Fiktarz
(562) 884-8480
kfiktarz@aol.com
Youth: Joshua Nordstrom
(949) 910-1424
jdnordy@gmail.com


Ushers/Greeters/Information Center
Serve our attendees by welcoming them into our church home. Opportunities are available to greet, pass out bulletins, collect offering, serve at the Information Center and Refreshment Table.

For more information about serving in our Welcome Ministry please contact:
Sandra Rodriquez
Bellflower Campus Administrator
sandra.rodriquez@journeyoffaith.com


Worship Ministry/Choir/Sound
We are always on the lookout for individuals who are blessed with musical talent. Opportunities range from singing or playing an instrument during Sunday morning worship, to joining our church choir, to helping with sound and power point in the sound booth.

For more information about serving in our Worship Ministry please contact with your information and past experience:
Sandra Rodriquez
Bellflower Campus Administrator
sandra.rodriquez@journeyoffaith.com

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