On August 11th, 2011, we had the privilege and honor of holding our first baptisms as a newly forming church in the heart of downtown Seattle. Simply speaking, it was a powerful night. There were testimonies of God’s grace, great food and six baptisms. What a night! God has not called us to plant this church in order to merely build a great church – but to build a great city, from the avenues to the alley ways. That happens as individual lives are changed by Jesus and sent into the city armed with His message and mercy. Baptism marks that change and for that we rejoice.