My little girl, Emma Kay, is only two and a half years old, but I often daydream about some of the milestone moments her amazing mother and I will experience together as the years go by: when she learns how to ride a bike, her first day of kindergarten, and I shutter to think about her first date . . . scratch that last one . . . I want to block out that thought as long as possible. But out of all the magical moments I hope to have with my daughter, there is one moment that I long for more than any other . . . a moment that brings tears to my eyes even as I type out this blog . . . when Emma accepts Jesus into her precious heart. After that I imagine baptizing her and bringing her up out of the water . . . a moment that will forever change her life for the better.
For some of our parents at Grace Community Church your child is at that point in their young life where he or she is able to process what it means to follow Jesus . . . or maybe your child has already accepted Jesus into his or her heart and is now ready for that next step, baptism. If you’re anything like me then you’ll need some help and guidance while trying to navigate through these uncharted waters.
To help you, we encourage children from Kindergarten thru 3rd grade to attend Baptism Class; this is a single, one-hour class where we will cover the reasons why baptism is our next step after salvation. It includes fun games and great discussions that involve kids and parents. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to receive our Pre-Baptism Packet that parents are expected to work through beforehand with their child that will help teach the basics of salvation. We want to ensure that a child understands the meaning of baptism before choosing to experience it.
To register your child for Baptism Class simply email email@example.com with parent’s and child’s first and last name along with a brief statement letting us know that you want to sign your child up for Baptism Class.
For kids in 4th and 5th grade I welcome you to contact me, Adam Bayne (the Kids Pastor at Grace), in order to schedule a time for me to meet with your child to discuss salvation and baptism. As far as location, I can meet parents and kids at the church office, or I can visit your home. Interested? Then simply email Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptism Class—Jan. 29th at 11:30
Baptism Class—Feb. 5th at 10:00
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