The Plunge 2017

Plunge2017RevisedThe Plunge Baptism Service

Are you thinking or are you ready to take the plunge – baptism?  Are you ready to make your personal decision a public declaration?

Why Be Baptized?

We are baptized because Christ commanded it. Consider these words of Jesus found in Matthew 28:19-20:

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew records these words as the final explicit instructions of Jesus before He ascended to heaven. This passage is called the Great Commission because it is the foundation for our local and global missions presence.  Therefore, if:

  1. Going is a part of the Great Commission;
  2. Making disciples is a part of the Great Commission; and
  3. Teaching is a part of the Great Commission, then

BAPTIZING is also part of the Great Commission!

Did you notice the logical progression. We go and spread the gospel. In our witnessing we will make disciples. We are to baptize those disciples and then teach them to obey the words of Jesus. Baptism is part of Jesus’ command to the church.

Let’s be clear, baptism does not save us.  Our personal decision to trust Christ happens before baptism.  Baptism makes our decision public and is our response to the clear command of Jesus Christ!

Next Steps

If you haven’t already and would you like to take this next step in your faith journey:

  1. Register below for the “PLUNGE.”  The Plunge is our outdoor baptism service.   
  2. Check-in Sunday, October 1st for your pre-plunge preparation at 10:45AM at the Grand Prairie Campus
  3. Invite your family and friends to the “PLUNGE” baptism service immediately following our 11:00AM worship at the Grand Prairie Campus.
  4. Expect a phone call from our baptism team.

If you have ANY questions at all, we would love to hear from you.  Call the church offices at 972-264-1483.


October 1, 2017 following the 11AM worship Service

GP Campus – outdoor pool

We are looking forward to seeing Christ’ followers step forward, following in obedience, making known their faith and commitment to Him with their lives!


October Unity in the Fellowship Month


Unity in the Fellowship… it is the plan of God!

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit…”                          ~1 Corinthians 12

“When followers of the Lord Jesus Christ live out their spiritual unity with Jesus in the way he prayed for, the results will be exactly what Jesus asked [the Father] to give us. “Then the world will know that you [the Father] sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” (John 17:23). The Church will be the visible example of the relational and spiritual unity of the triune God.” ~J. Armstrong




The PLUNGE Baptism Service

Immediately following 11AM worship

1ST – 19TH

Imani Milele Children’s Choir of Uganda

1st Arrival/Welcome @SL @5:30PM

3rd Soccer/Cookout @6PM @SL

4th Concert Service @7PM @GP

6th – 19th Group/Family Hosting


State Fair Night of Gospel

5:30PM and 8:30PM

Dallas Fair Park


Pastor Ellis Ford’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Immediately following 11AM worship

Grand Prairie Campus


Rededication of Frank Cornish Park


Southlake Townsquare


Lecrae Concert

Verizon Theatre

ticketed event




Fall Harvest Revival

Bishop Walter Thomas

Senior Pastor, New Psalmist Baptist Church

7:00PM nightly

Grand Prairie Campus


Cancer Awareness Sunday

Grand Prairie & Southlake Campus


Fall Festival Trunk-or-Treat

6:30PM – 8:30PM

Grand Prairie Campus


Family Fun Night

7:00PM – 8:30PM

Southlake Campus

Leaders, Staff, Choirs, & WSA rotate campuses all month!


Pastor Ellis Ford 25 Anniversary



2017SJCLeadershipMeetingRevVolunteers and Leaders Meeting
Saturday, September 30, 2017
-11:00am Southlake Campus

Register Below!

Volunteers, teachers, leaders, workers – all who serve in ministry & those interested in serving in ministry are encouraged to attend the Volunteers & Leaders Meeting.
Agenda includes
Review of 2017
Planning for 2018
Right Now Media
and more!

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