HOW DO YOU BECOME A MEMBER?
Everyone who has a personal faith in Jesus and who agrees with the vision, values and beliefs of the church can be a member of Betania KirkeCenter.
The purpose of baptism is, to mark a repentance in one’s life, and to affirm that we belong to God.
Baptism and faith in Jesus Christ belong to each other inextricably. Jesus commanded his disciples to baptize all, who believed, when they heard the message of God’s salvation. Thus, you must have a personal faith in Christ, before you can be baptized. That is why we practice “the baptism of believers” in our church.
Baptism is a significant act for the believer. Through baptism you confess to all people, that you believe Jesus is your personal savior. At the same time, baptism marks the end of the life you lived before you were saved, and the beginning of a new one. You say goodbye to life in sin and commit to living a new life for Jesus Christ. So it is a baptism into Christ. One of the authors of the Bible, Paul, expresses it like this:” I no longer live, but Christ lives in me”. Therefore, the Bible calls baptism a funeral. That is why baptism has to done by complete immersion, just as the first Christians did.
Anyone who wishes to be baptized, must undergo a brief teaching about baptims before they are baptized.