Summer Splash Baptisms at LifeSource
They called it “Summer Splash!” One of the newest church plants in the Upper Columbia Conference, LifeSource Community Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, baptized seven people at its first church camp out at beautiful Farragut State Park in August. LifeSource was planted by the Coeur d’Alene congregation, and officially “launched” its first public service on April 10, 2004, Easter weekend. Nearly 85 members and guests attended the camp out. Founding pastor, Phil Muthersbaugh, dressed in costume, presented the outdoor Sabbath worship message, “Meet John the Baptist!” part of a summer-long series entitles, “Heroes and Zeroes of the Bible.”
Later that afternoon, more than 50 people gathered on a rugged wooden footbridge at a small cove on Lake Pend Orielle to sing, hear testimonies and witness the baptismal service—Summer Splash. A man, who bystanders could only identify later as “John,” heard the singing from his nearby sailboat and quietly joined the other spectators on the bridge to see what was happening. After witnessing the baptisms, he was quoted as saying, “That was the most amazing thing I have ever seen.”
These seven people bring to 11 the total number baptized at LifeSource Church since it was launched 18 months ago.