Posts Tagged ‘baptism’

The Free Church of Scotland

What is worship like?

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The Free Church of Scotland

What is worship like?

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The Free Church of Scotland has around 100 congregations all over Scotland and approximately 12,500 people attend worship each week. The Church is “Presbyterian”, which means that decisions are made by a board of elders who are chosen from the congregation. It is Reformed, which means […]

The Pentecostal Church

What is life like in a Pentecostal Church?

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The Pentecostal Church

What is life like in a Pentecostal Church?

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The Pentecostal Movement grew out of the Holiness Revival of the second half of the nineteenth century. This revival arose out of a desire to see a significant change in the social and spiritual health of the nation. Many of those involved in the Holiness […]

The Church of Scotland

What is life like in the Church of Scotland?

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The Church of Scotland

What is life like in the Church of Scotland?

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  In this series of films Rev. Jim Cowan, a minister in the Church of Scotland talks about his calling, life and work in the church, as well as the Church of Scotland’s view of the sacraments.

Baptism and Confirmation

An Interactive Introduction to Baptism and Confirmation

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Baptism and Confirmation

An Interactive Introduction to Baptism and Confirmation

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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 […]

The Roman Catholic Sacraments

What are the seven sacraments?

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The Roman Catholic Sacraments

What are the seven sacraments?

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Catholics have seven sacraments or ceremonies that they believe God can bless people through. Baptism Penance / Confession Eucharist / Communion Confirmation Matrimony (marriage) Holy Orders (ordination) Sacrament of the Sick Most Catholics are baptised when they are babies. During the ceremony adults will make […]

Confirmation

What happens when someone is 'confirmed'?

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Confirmation

What happens when someone is 'confirmed'?

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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 make their own promises in the confirmation service. Confirmation happens in Anglican and Catholic […]

Believer’s Baptism

What happens during believer's baptism?

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Believer’s Baptism

What happens during believer's baptism?

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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 […]

Believers’ Baptism Films

Why do some Christians decide to be baptised as believers?

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Believers’ Baptism Films

Why do some Christians decide to be baptised as believers?

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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 […]

Baptism or Dedication?

Why do some Christian parents choose to dedicate their children?

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Baptism or Dedication?

Why do some Christian parents choose to dedicate their children?

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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 […]

Infant baptism

What happens when children are baptised?

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Infant baptism

What happens when children are baptised?

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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 […]

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