On August 1, 2021, Riverside Church in Big Lake, Minnesota, held their annual summer picnic and baptism to celebrate the church’s 90th anniversary. At the time, their congregation was seeing about 75 percent attendance compared to their pre-COVID numbers.
The church would have been ecstatic if even a few new believers would have asked to be baptized at the event; but God far surpassed all expectations. With hundreds gathered around a large outdoor pool, 90 people of all ages expressed their newfound faith in Christ and were baptized that day!
Soon after, the church saw its largest in-person service since the beginning of COVID, with more than 1,800 in attendance.
Nearly 40 people gave their lives to Christ that Sunday.
Praise God for the multiplication of His Kingdom!
Video and photos courtesy of Riverside Church