Beach Baptism Frequently Asked Questions

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When is it? – Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:30 AM

Where is it? – On the beach on N. Ocean Drive (A1A)  0.2 miles north of Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Allow 30 minutes travel time from the church. Look for the blue canopy on the beach (See map & directions below).

How do I sign up? – Register online by clicking here. Or by phone. Call Pastor Kent Mezger at 954.724.7400 ext. 213 (

Do I need to attend a class before being baptized? – Adults and teens are strongly encouraged to attend a Baptism Class if you have not already attended 101: Discovering Community. 3rd – 5th grade children should attend the KIDZ Baptism Class.

Can I be baptized with my family? – Yes, but all being baptized should have attended a Baptism Class (adults & teens) or 101: Discovering Community.

How long does it last? – About an hour, but please plan for 2 hours of parking.

What about the weather? – Please come rain or shine. Obviously, we will wait until a storm passes in the unlikely event of a morning thunderstorm at the beach.

What do I wear? – Women/girls should wear a modest swimsuit underneath a dark-colored T-shirt and dark-colored shorts. Men/boys should wear a modest bathing suit and a dark-colored T-shirt. Participants will receive a special baptism T-shirt to wear and keep.

Where do I park? – El Prado parking lot.  Parking station takes coins, bills, and credit/debit cards but does not give change. $2.00 per hour. Allow 2 hours for parking.

What should I bring? – Beach shoes, towel, T-shirt & shorts (dark-colored), parking money, bottled water.

May I bring a camera? – You may, but there will be church-provided video & still photography taken during the event.

May I bring family & friends? – Definitely! We encourage you to celebrate this event with those close to you.

What if I still have questions? – Contact Kent Mezger at 954.724.7400 ext. 213 or


For GPS use this address:

4444 N. Ocean Dr.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308

If you get lost, call Delia at 754-307-7757.



  1. From Community Christian Church (10001 W Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33351)
  2. Go East on Commercial Blvd
  3. Drive 12.0 Miles
  4. Turn left (North) on N. Ocean Drive (A1A)
  5. Drive North 0.2 miles to El Prado Parking Lot.
  6. Park in El Prado Parking Lot ($2.00 per hour – cash, debit, or credit. Allow 2 hours for parking)
  7. Use beach access path to beach and look for the blue canopy











Note: For ease of parking meter payment, consider installing the PayByPhone app on your smartphone.  It is recommended that you turn OFF your mobile device’s WiFi before accessing PayByPhone when you park. It is also a good idea to bring cash and a credit card in case the electronic parking system is not working.



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