Why Baptize My Child?
Baptism is a washing, a sacred act commanded by Jesus Himself. It is God's gift to us that
brings us into His family as His adopted children. When we obey Jesus' command to
baptize, God extends His grace in many ways. The baptized child begins a new relationship
with God, receives forgiveness of sins and is filled with the Holy Spirit.
How Do I Have My Child Baptized?
Once a month St. Paul’s offers a Baptism Class to educate, encourage and equip parents on Baptism and being the primary faith developers of their kids. Please be sure to sign-up for this class prior to setting up a date for your child’s baptism. Classes are offered once a month on a rotating basis between Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. Since classes are only held if needed, please sign-up at least 1 week prior to the date listed by contacting the church office 467-6449 or email@example.com. Below are the class dates for 2016:
Thursday, Sept 15 from 6:00-7:15
Sunday, Oct 9 from 10:30-11:45
Thursday, Nov 10 from 6:00-7:15
Sunday, Dec 4 from 10:30-11:45
Thursday, January 12 from 6:00-7:15
Sunday, February 19 from 10:30-11:45
Thursday, March 9 from 6:00-7:15
Sunday, April 9 from 10:30-11:45
Thursday, May 11 from 6:00-7:15
Sunday, June 4 from 10:30-11:45
Thursday, July TBD from 6:00-7:15
Sunday, Aug TBD from 10:30-11:45
|Why Does St. Paul Lutheran Church Baptize Babies?
Children, too, are sinful and need God's forgiveness. The Bible never says God's promises
only hold true for adults or for those who are able to understand. Our right standing with God
does not depend on our decision to come to Him, but rather on His coming to us.
"Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of
Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the
gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children." Acts 2:38-39
What Happens On The Day Of Baptism?
You will want to arrive at least 20 minutes before the worship service begins and inform the Pastor you are on site. Upon your
request, seats will be reserved in the Sanctuary for your family and guests. During the service the pastor will welcome your
immediate family and sponsors around the baptismal font. You will receive a certificate and a gift to help your child remember
this day. Pictures can be taken after the service.
What Is My Responsibility After The Baptism?
Children need to be taught about their new relationship with Jesus. This is just as important as the baptism itself. The little
seed of faith that has been placed in his heart needs to be watered and fed with God's Word so it will continue to grow.
You as the parents and sponsors hold the God given responsibility to raise your child in the faith. Having a child helps
many new parents realize their own need to "walk the walk" and "talk the talk". If this is the case, we are here to help and
guide you in your own faith walk.
What Does St. Paul Do After The Baptism?
At your child's baptism, our church family promised to continue to pray for you and your child as you raise him or her in the
faith. Through our Faith Path we offer various parenting classes will be available at church for you to attend. At age 3, (by Sept of that year) your child is old enough to begin attending Children's Church and Sunday school to help them learn more about Jesus and His love.
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