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We consider it an honor and a privilege to help you identify and take your next step here at Waters Church. In fact, we believe there’s a Next Step for every follower of Jesus, no matter if you’re a new believer or if you’ve been doing this for years. Either way, we’re thrilled you’re here!

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The Importance of Baptism

I.  What is baptism?

Baptism is the   of our  in Christ.

Romans 6:4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Baptism is to be .

Mark 10:38 Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?”

When Jesus died he was overwhelmed with death, so we could be    overwhelmed with life.

Baptism is to be by God.

Acts 2:38-41 And Peter said to them, “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. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” And with many other words, he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

When you are baptized into Christ, you become His, spiritually and mentally.  

You say ‘I belong now’.  You are His.

Baptism is to be the old way of .

Romans 6:2-3 How can we who died to sin still live in it?  Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory o the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

II. Why should I be baptized?

You should be baptized to   the example set by Christ.

Mark 1:19 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river.

You should be baptized because Christ it.

Mark 28:19-20 ‘Jesus said, Go then, to all the people everywhere and make them my disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, son and the Holy Spirit…’

You should be baptized because it I really am a .

1 John 2:3-6 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked

We are baptized to follow His example, because Jesus commands it. Being baptized does not make you a believer, you were a believer when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of you salvation and believed in him.

Acts 18:8 ”…many of the people who heard Him believed and were baptized.

III. Why Be Baptized by Immersion?

Jesus was Baptised by full .

Matthew 3:16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him,[a] and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him

Every Baptism in The Bible was by .

Acts 8:38-39 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.

It best symbolizes a , and .

Romans 6:5-11 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

The greek definition of Baptism, “Baptizo" means: .

IV. Who should be baptized?

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Acts 18:8 …many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.

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WHO WE ARE

Waters church is built to , and into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

We are here for those that are . Matthew 28:19-20

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The core beliefs of Waters Church are:

  1. Salvation through Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)
  2. The Bible is the Inspired of 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV), 2 Peter 1:20-21 (ESV)
  3. The Trinity     1 John 5:7-8 (ESV), 2 Cor 13:14 (NLT), John 14:26 (ESV)
  4. The Command of and The Matthew 28:19 (ESV), Matthew 19:32-33 (ESV)

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

These core beliefs are the driving force behind three simple yet fundamental elements to our weekend experience:

= How we talk to God. Matthew 6:9-13 ( ESV)
= How we glorify  God   Psalm 150 (ESV)
= How we know God. 2 Peter 1:20, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)

HOW WE CONNECT AND GROW

1. Baptism

Baptism is a personal Galatians 3:27-29 (ESV)
Baptism is an opportunity for Acts 8:35-38 (ESV)
Baptism uses your for God’s Matthew 28:19 (ESV)
Baptism is The of our new identity in Christ!  Acts 2:41 9 (ESV)

2. Life Groups

We are Life Groups. Genesis 2:18 (ESV)
We are   Life Groups.  Acts 2:44 (ESV)
We are in Life Groups. Ephesians 4:15-16 (ESV)
  happens in Life Groups!

3. Serving

Why we serve: because Matthew 20:26-28 ( ESV)
Who we serve: . 1 Peter 4:8-11 (ESV)
When we serve: . Matthew 26:39-44 (ESV)

4. Reading

Reading The Bible us. Psalm 119:11 (ESV)
Reading The Bible us. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)
Reading The Bible us. Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)
A great way to study The Bible is with .

5. Giving

Tithing is an that reflects an . Matthew 6:19-21 (ESV)
The value of the tithe is not determined by the , but by the by which it is given. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (ESV)
Generosity is not a , it is an from God to show that our trust is truly in Him. Luke 6:38 ( ESV) 1 John 3:17 (ESV)

Tip: If you don’t think you can afford to tithe consider taking  .

Next steps: Get Baptized, Join a Life Group, Start Serving.  Go to Starting Point, Financial Peace University.

Ways to serve: Waters Kids, Ignite Kids, Activate Youth, & Elevate Youth Ministries; Cafe, Guest Services, Info Central, Production Team, Parking Team, Security, and more!

 Ways to give: Right here on waterschurch.guide (scroll all the way to the bottom to the "Give" section). The giving kiosk at your campus (if provided).

MOBILE GIVING

Text the gift amount to your campus's giving number.

(For example, $25 to 508-809-4384)

508-809-4384 North Attleboro 
401-356-3040 Woonsocket Campus

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LIFE GROUPS

WHAT IS A LIFE GROUP?

A Life Group is a like-minded group of people who meet once a week outside of the Weekend Experience of Waters Church.

We believe active participation in a Life Group is critical for your spiritual health as a part of the local church. These groups help create the community we seek in life’s journey. We believe that discipleship happens in relationships, and those relationships are formed in Life Groups.

I WANT TO SERVE

God has a place for you where your unique abilities and passions can impact the lives of others. We believe your life will never make sense until you find, develop and fulfill that purpose. Our Serve Teams span over 20 different teams that serve at Waters. We want to help you discover your purpose and the right team for you.

WHAT'S HAPPENING
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🎙 Tim Hatch Live on The Deep End- Life with more meaning & less freaking out
The TRUTH matters. We discuss the Universities hoping to reshape Thanksgiving into a day of mourning. The Deep End issues a retraction from last week over Kyle Rittenhouse trial. And Special Guest Doug White who specializes in retirement planning joins us to answer your questions.  Thanksgiving as a day of Mourning? Media Lies to You. Fix THIS Before Christmas.. Join us Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm for our new season or watch past episodes anytime for the latest in Christian lifestyle and news.  👍  & ✅  to never miss an episode [You can listen too! Find us on Rumble, Soundcloud, Edifi, & Apple Podcasts].

📖 Deep Dive Bible Study –In your own time
You don’t need a new level of MORALITY. You need a new FAMILY. ALL HUMANS live with the Effects of Adam’s choice. On this podcast we tackle one of the most fundamental realities of life that Scripture talks about on a regular basis: the Doctrine of Original Sin. 💯 Romans 5: Who’s Your Daddy?  Join us Wednesday nights at 7:30pm –or later anytime– as we spend the next year studying this, perhaps the most important, book in the Bible! ROMANS on timhatchlive.com/live – available on your favorite podcast app too!

❓ 10 Questions with Tim❓
What’s on your mind? Are you struggling with an issue or saw something on the news that concerns you as a Christian? Pastor Tim is excited to chat with you live and help you find theologically based answers to your questions on “Ten Questions with Tim!” . 👉 Send in your questions to Pastor Tim at ask@timhatchlive.com. Next noon-time chat: February 3rd!! (But don’t worry if you can’t join us then–you can watch later anytime 😊) Check out last livestream where we discussed What’s in heaven, Wives submit husbands, What’s my purpose, Second Amendment and more!

Move! by Tim Hatch
In matters of faith resistance can arise from important people in your life. The best solution for what’s going on in your life right now is Divine Intervention!  There’s more to hear.  Find out the rest of the story with Move! Entering into God’s Promises for You Available in Print, Kindle, & Audible

Apollo Beach Location

Growth Track! – December 5th!
Are you new to Waters Church? Growth Track is a great class for you and anyone else who has questions about the WHY behind WHAT we do here at Waters. Join us this Sunday after the first service this Sunday!  Click Here To Register!

Guatemala Missions Trip Seminar – December 5th!
This is a quick and informative seminar designed to tell you all about our next mission trip to Guatemala and answer any questions you may have. The next trip to Hope Of Life, Zacapa Guatemala will be March 5-12 8 Days and has an estimated cost of $2,100 which is all-inclusive. The meeting will be on December 5th, right after the second service in our North Attleboro location. Click HERE to register!

Peru Missions Trip Seminar – December 12th!
This quick informative seminar is designed to answer any questions that you may have about our next exciting mission trip to Peru. This time we are going deep into the mountains of the Amazon and this trip will be limited to 10 people. Peru Amazon Jungle Trip March 31st-April 9 with an option to go to Machu Picchu.Estimated price $2,350. The meeting will be on December 5th, right after the second service in our North Attleboro location. Click HERE to register!

North Attleboro Location

Growth Track! – December 5th!
Are you new to Waters Church? Growth Track is a great class for you and anyone else who has questions about the WHY behind WHAT we do here at Waters. Join us this Sunday after the first service this Sunday!  Click Here To Register!

Waters Tuesday Cafe!
Starting November 16, come out and join us in North Attleboro every Tuesday from 10:00-1:00 in our Cafe.  This is a great opportunity to connect and meet some people! There will be pastries and coffee available. We can’t wait to see you there!

Providence Rescue Mission Toy Drive!
Waters Church is collecting toys now through December 19th. The Providence Rescue Mission’s Toy Drive allows an average of 1,000 underprivileged and at-risk children to wake up on Christmas morning with gifts under their Christmas tree! Please bring in new, unwrapped toys for all children, ages 0-18, to the Waters Church North Attleboro and Woonsocket lobbies by Dec 19th for Christmas distribution.

Guatemala Missions Trip Seminar – December 5th!
This is a quick and informative seminar designed to tell you all about our next mission trip to Guatemala and answer any questions you may have. The next trip to Hope Of Life, Zacapa Guatemala will be March 5-12 8 Days and has an estimated cost of $2,100 which is all-inclusive. The meeting will be on December 5th, right after the second service in our North Attleboro location. Click HERE to register!

Peru Missions Trip Seminar – December 12th!
This quick informative seminar is designed to answer any questions that you may have about our next exciting mission trip to Peru. This time we are going deep into the mountains of the Amazon and this trip will be limited to 10 people. Peru Amazon Jungle Trip March 31st-April 9 with an option to go to Machu Picchu.Estimated price $2,350. The meeting will be on December 5th, right after the second service in our North Attleboro location. Click HERE to register!

Norwood Location

Waters iGroups
Waters Interest Groups are back at the Norwood Campus! What’s your interest? We have tons of special activities for teens, adults, and families, which meet throughout the month.  Visit waterschurch.org/events for more information.

The Vibe Cafe
Spend time in the Vibe during the week, Monday – Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you’re looking for an opportunity to get out of the house, this is it!

Guatemala Missions Trip Seminar – December 5th!
This is a quick and informative seminar designed to tell you all about our next mission trip to Guatemala and answer any questions you may have. The next trip to Hope Of Life, Zacapa Guatemala will be March 5-12 8 Days and has an estimated cost of $2,100 which is all-inclusive. The meeting will be on December 5th, right after the second service in our North Attleboro location. Click HERE to register!

Peru Missions Trip Seminar – December 12th!
This quick informative seminar is designed to answer any questions that you may have about our next exciting mission trip to Peru. This time we are going deep into the mountains of the Amazon and this trip will be limited to 10 people. Peru Amazon Jungle Trip March 31st-April 9 with an option to go to Machu Picchu.Estimated price $2,350. The meeting will be on December 5th, right after the second service in our North Attleboro location. Click HERE to register!

Woonsocket Location

Growth Track! – December 5th!
Are you new to Waters Church? Growth Track is a great class for you and anyone else who has questions about the WHY behind WHAT we do here at Waters. Join us this Sunday after the first service Sunday!  Click Here To Register!

Family Christmas Classics!
Bring the whole family throughout the month of December for Waters Woonsocket Family Christmas Classics– movies everyone loves. FREE! Join us every Sunday for a new movie classic. Click Here For Details!

Providence Rescue Mission Toy Drive!
Waters Church is collecting toys now through December 19th. The Providence Rescue Mission’s Toy Drive allows an average of 1,000 underprivileged and at-risk children to wake up on Christmas morning with gifts under their Christmas tree! Please bring in new, unwrapped toys for all children, ages 0-18, to the Waters Church North Attleboro and Woonsocket lobbies by Dec 19th for Christmas distribution.

Guatemala Missions Trip Seminar – December 5th!
This is a quick and informative seminar designed to tell you all about our next mission trip to Guatemala and answer any questions you may have. The next trip to Hope Of Life, Zacapa Guatemala will be March 5-12 8 Days and has an estimated cost of $2,100 which is all-inclusive. The meeting will be on December 5th, right after the second service in our North Attleboro location. Click HERE to register!

Peru Missions Trip Seminar – December 12th!
This quick informative seminar is designed to answer any questions that you may have about our next exciting mission trip to Peru. This time we are going deep into the mountains of the Amazon and this trip will be limited to 10 people. Peru Amazon Jungle Trip March 31st-April 9 with an option to go to Machu Picchu.Estimated price $2,350. The meeting will be on December 5th, right after the second service in our North Attleboro location. Click HERE to register!

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