You know there are several different things an organisation might make you do if you wanted to take out membership. Fill out an application form. Register online. Pay a subscription. Undergo an interview. Call in to one of our branches.
How far down the list, how far down the list of possible induction proceedures would you expect to find, 'Be plunged into a large amount of cold water?'
And we wonder why the church is struggling. Just a thought.