Four years ago, as I was sitting at the O2 Conference (then called the wiki conference), I was struck as speaker and founder of FiveTwo, Bill Woolsey spoke about baptisms. He stated that his church always had goals for baptisms, and prayed that God would use them to baptize 10% of their average weekend service attendance.
This launched a conversation around our Leadership Team about our baptismal prayer to the Lord each year. We too, boldly pray that we will be able to baptize at least 10% of our attendance at weekend services. But, we also then began to pray as Lutheran’s that 10% of all our baptisms each year would be adults.