What happens during infant baptism?
Baptism is an important part of Christian life but what exactly happens in infant baptism? Why is water used? What do the parents and God parents do at the baptism? This interactive page can be used as an introduction to the subject or as a […]
An Interactive Introduction to Baptism and Confirmation
What is baptism? Why is water used in baptism? Why are Christians baptised? What is infant baptism? What is believer’s baptism? What is confirmation? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this introduction to baptism. For further teaching resources on Baptism, dedication […]
How do Christians remember someone who has died?
Has anyone close to you died? Do you do anything special to remember them? How do Christians remember someone who has died? Why are there often flowers and candles at a funeral? What do Christians believe about death?
How do Christians remember Jesus' death on the cross?
How do you remember things? Do you have special things that you remember every year – perhaps you remember birthdays or Christmas? For Christians one of the most important things to remember is how Jesus died on the cross to show how much God loved […]
What is confirmation?
When a baby is baptised, parents and godparents make promises for them. Once they are old enough, they can decide for themselves if they wish to live as a Christian, and in some churches they then make their own promises in a confirmation service. Before […]
What happens during a confirmation service?
Have you ever joined a club or organisation? Did you have to make promises on what you would do and how you would behave? For some people when they decide to become Christians they decide to be confirmed. This is when they confirm or reinforce […]
What happens during a dedication service?
Some Christians parents decide to have their baby dedicated rather than baptised. This is often because they believe the child should only be baptise when they are older enough to decide for themselves. Dedication is a symbol that the parents want their child to grow […]
What happens when a Christian decides to be baptised?
Have you ever seen someone baptised? Why is water so important at baptism? What is the water a symbol of? Jesus was baptised in the River Jordan by his cousin John. Even today some Christians are baptised in rivers whereas others have special pools in […]
What happens during an infant baptism?
What is infant baptism? Why is water poured over the baby’s head? What promises do the parents make? When a baby is born some Christian families decide to take them to be baptised. During the baptism the parents and the god parents will make promises […]
What happened when Jesus was baptised?
Baptism was already popular in the time of Jesus. It showed that a person wanted to live by God’s teaching. Jesus had a cousin called John who baptised people. He was known as John the Baptist. John was a preacher. He told people about God. […]