Matthew 28:19 NCV So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
A church camp hosted by a South Carolina church ended up with a massive outpouring of the Holy Spirit that lead hundreds of youths to be baptized.
The summer camp of NewSpring church, which is called “The Gauntlet”, held baptisms for 733 teenagers in Daytona Beach, Florida. The event is in its 9th year and had over 3,000 middle and high school students for four days of experiencing God and developing fellowship with their peers.
“The thing that sets the Gauntlet apart is relationships,” NewSpring spokeswoman Suzanne Swift told The Christian Post on Monday. “Culture offers a lot, but the hope we have in Jesus coupled with the community that students build at the Gauntlet is what makes it different. Once students experience hope in Jesus they tell everyone about it.”
Pastor Perry Noble said that of the 733 who were baptized, 240 of them were teenagers who accepted Christ for the first time.
The church was quick to note they do not require the teens to be members of their church to be baptized, only to have accepted Christ as their Savior. They encourage all the teens to be involved in a local church in their home communities.