Baptism & Dedication
Baptism & Dedication Articles
What happens during believer's baptism?
Getting married is a sign of being serious about a relationship with someone else. In the same way, getting baptised is a sign of being serious about a relationship with God and being committed to living His way. Before the baptism service, most churches have […]
Why do some Christians decide to be baptised as beievers?
A person may choose to be baptised once they have decided for themselves that they want to live as a Christian. This is known as believers’ baptism. Believers’ baptism can be celebrated in a number of different ways. One way being that the person would […]
Why do some Christian parents choose to dedicate their children?
Why choose dedication? One family shares their story here: ‘When our children were born, we experienced the joy and excitement shared by all new parents as we saw new life come into the world. We knew we were grateful and wanted to share in some […]
What happens in a dedication service?
Some churches believe that being baptised is something people should decide to do when they are old enough. But they still think that welcoming children into the church is important. In these churches, you might find a ‘dedication’ or ‘thanksgiving’ service. Infant dedication is a […]
What happens during an Infant Baptism service?
A baby cannot decide to follow Jesus for themselves, but infant baptism – or Christening – shows that the child is included as a member of the church family. When a child is baptised the family and church members look forward to the day when […]
What happens when children are baptised?
Children are baptised to show that they belong to the Christian family, the Church. Baptism is a sign that someone belongs to Christ, which is why it is sometimes called “Christ-ening“. Watch what happens in a typical christening in the Anglican Church in the film […]
What is baptism and why is it so special?
Have you ever joined a group? Or started at a new school? Do you remember what happened when you began? Perhaps you were welcomed ‘officially’ and people gave you a round of applause. Maybe you did something special at home to mark the occasion. Being […]
How do Christians celebrate big life changes?
What are the big ‘milestones’ you’ve experienced in your life? Maybe you can remember the first day you went to school. Maybe it was a time you moved to a new place to live. Maybe you’ve even moved country. Life is full of these big […]