In late March Rick Warren announced that he would be attempting to fake make history if he could find 3,000 individuals willing to be baptized by him in a single day. From his blog he offers the following eight reasons for signing up:
- I’m personally teaching Class 101 for the first time in ten years.
- I’m personally baptizing after Class and you’ll receive a photo & baptism certificate.
- You’ll get a free one year subscription to Purpose Driven Connection magazine. (Never offered before)
- You’ll get free copy of The Purpose Driven Church book.
- Your name will be included in the historical list of Saddleback Pioneer Members who joined in our first 30 years. (This Easter is our 30th Easter and I want you included in this list.)
- The class is 1 hour shorter than normal. You can watch session 3 here online now.
- You’ll be a part of making Christian history! The largest membership class ever!
- We love you & want you in our family. There is no good reason to procrastinate.
I for one am thankful that on this historical day Pastor Warren has decided to stick with the same motivations Peter issued during his sermon at Pentecost. On the day before this watershed moment in church history Warren posted that they still needed 600 more people to make history. I don’t know how this turned out, nor do I care, but if you do I am sure Google can find the answer for you. What are your thoughts?