Blog - Baptism

The Feeling of Baptism

This past Baptism Sunday was held on Father’s Day and that made it even more special than usual. Each person who gets baptized has their own reasons for taking the step and with that comes an array of emotions that accompany the process. Sometimes the step can even be a gift for the friends and family who have been supporting […]

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We Believe!

We Believe was held last Sunday and is‌ ‌designed‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌kids‌ ‌learn‌ ‌what‌ ‌it‌ ‌means‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌personal‌ ‌relationship‌ ‌with‌ ‌Jesus‌ ‌and‌ ‌what‌ ‌it‌ ‌means‌ ‌to‌ ‌take‌ ‌the‌ ‌step‌ ‌of‌ ‌baptism.‌ ‌The‌ ‌class‌ ‌provides a welcoming space to engage‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌ conversation with‌ ‌your‌ ‌child‌ and‌ ‌give‌s parents the‌ ‌tools‌ ‌to‌ ‌answer‌ ‌their‌ ‌questions‌ ‌as‌ ‌you‌ ‌continue‌ […]

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Dive in! Taking the Step of Baptism

Taking the step of baptism is an emotional and exciting event. At Hoboken Grace, we believe no one should take the step alone. We are all on this journey together as a church family and we love to celebrate these things as a family! That’s why when someone is baptized, they do so surrounded by their friends and family to […]

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What is Baptism?

The decision to get baptized is an awesome one. It represents one of the most important steps of faith we can make. But how does the process start? To help answer questions people may have about it, our story team recently sat down with Roman. He’s one of our online care pastors who supports and guides people who are thinking […]

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Step Into Faith

Baptism Sunday at Hoboken Grace is always a special occasion. We love to celebrate and are honored to be part of the journey when someone takes the next step in their faith. It is so amazing to see someone publicly pronounce their commitment to Him and the rebirth and transformation they are expressing by washing away their old selves and […]

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Sophia’s Commitment

Every Sunday at Hoboken Grace is a special one, but there is something about those times when Pastor Chris brings out a bottle of champagne that adds a little more cause for celebration. That’s right, Baptism Sundays! When somebody in our church family makes the life–changing commitment to God through the act of baptism, we celebrate and come together knowing […]

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Taking the Next Step

After their baptisms last week, Jack and Sharem sat down with Hoboken Grace’s Story Team to talk about why they decided to take the step of baptism, who they shared this moment with and the advice they’d give others who are considering baptism as well. Our conversation with them appears below.   JACK STORY TEAM: How are you feeling right […]

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A Step of Faith

At Hoboken Grace, we celebrate this public display of inward faith in a BIG way. After their baptisms last week, Chris and Melissa sat down with Hoboken Grace’s Stories Team to talk about why they decided to take the step of baptism, who they shared this moment with and the advice they’d give others who are considering baptism as well. Read […]

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For YOU

Jesus walked out of that tomb for YOU. Sometimes we get lost in everything that surrounds us and the holiday, and forget that Jesus defeating death is an extremely personal thing. He knew you’d be here, reading this, and He wants you to know He’s on a crazy rescue mission to save you from spiritual death. The myth that many of us believed [...]

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A Commitment Worth Declaring

For most of my life, I’ve been afraid of commitment — afraid of falling short and disappointing other people. After walking into Hoboken Grace for the first time in 2012, that included my relationship with God. Not committing to a relationship with Him seemed like a better option than letting Him down. What drew me to Hoboken Grace [...]

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10 Reasons to Celebrate

Hoboken Grace started with a dream to impact this city and the thousands of people who call Hoboken home. That dream began coming to life 10 years ago, when a tiny church plant held its first service in a dingy bingo hall. Ever since, Hoboken Grace’s mission has been to help people find their way back to God. Over the past decade, that mission has [...]

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The Story He Told

This year, we partnered with God in loving our city better, building relationships, and serving locally and around the world. As we look back on 2017, it’s overwhelming to see all that He has done. As a church community, we were able to reach more people than ever before, grow more settled in our city and [...]

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A Moment Months in the Making

After serving on the Family Life Team for nearly two years, Angie has been on stage for countless baptisms at Hoboken Grace. But while each one was special in its own way, this one was different. Now a dinner group leader, Angie had been a part of the many conversations, prayers and text messages leading up to this moment. [...]

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Finding Identity

Baptism was a symbol of committing to an identity in Christ — opening myself up to the freedom that comes from following God and not allowing myself to be a slave to the ups and downs that come from finding identity in other places, which for me was my career. What advice would you give to someone thinking about taking this step?

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Meant to Be

I always get emotional at baptisms, but just thinking about my mom doing it got me completely choked up inside. Pastor Chris asked me throughout the week if I wanted to baptize my mom. I told him I didn't think I was going to be able to speak. And when it was her turn to come on stage, I started to weep as soon as we began to make our way up the stairs. I was so thankful, overjoyed and proud.

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