Welcome to this important next step along your child's Faith Path, Baptism!

Baptism is a public announcement of belief and a visible picture of an inward transformation that has taken place in the heart of a new believer.

All who experience God’s incredible saving grace and respond through faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins should be baptized in obedience to Jesus’ commands as recorded in the New Testament and modeled in the early church.
Explain to your child that being baptized does not make him or her a Christian. There is nothing magical about the water. What makes someone a Christian is the decision to ask Jesus Christ to forgive their sins. Your child might be nervous about getting baptized. Assure your child that he or she will just be dipped under the water for a couple of seconds and that this is an exciting time.

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matt 28:18-20 

Plan a Celebration

  • Ask you child who they would like to invite to witness their Baptism. Invite nearby relatives, close family friends, and of course, their Faith Family and Sunday morning friends will be there.

  • Consider making his or her favorite meal, baking a cake, cupcakes, or some other treat that will make the occasion special.

  • You might also give your child a gift that will help them grow spiritually during the coming year, such as an age appropriate Bible, a devotional book, or an iTunes gift card to download Christian music.

Make sure you record the date on their My Spiritual Development Tree when your child is baptized. Download a pdf here or pick up one in the Faith@home Center at church.

How will you be intentional this next year?

  • Pray daily with and for my child.
  • Consistently spend time in God’s Word.
  • Schedule and have regular family times.
  • Schedule my child’s Baptism and celebration.

going further resources

Take advantage of these resources as you commit yourself to guiding your child’s faith journey.

Your Child’s Next Step

As children get older, they become ready for additional steps along the Faith Path.

Thank you for becoming intentional about guiding your child’s faith journey!

more information about baptism

If your child is interested in getting baptized, please fill out the form below.