Saddleback Church in southern California trained nearly 2,400 new church members on Saturday. It was the largest membership class in the megachurchâ€™s 30-year history.
Of those who participated in the churchâ€™s introductory membership session, Class 101, about 800 were baptized afterwards. Founding pastorÂ Rick Warren personally taught the program and then, with the help of other SaddlebackÂ pastors, spent more than three and a half hours baptizing the hundreds of new members.
Attendees were walked through three areas in their faith life: Godâ€™s plan and purpose for everything; the history, faith and future vision of the church; and the importance of membership.
via The Christian Post