Baptism & Dedication

At Family Church,  we believe baptism is a step of obedience in our growth as a disciple of Jesus and not an act of bringing someone to salvation. Therefore, we encourage all believers to be water baptized into Jesus and allow children to receive baptism as a parent’s act of committing their child to the Lord. Our goal is not to create stumbling blocks that hinder people from taking next steps with Jesus; instead, we want to be a trampoline that springs them to new heights! (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 16:15, Luke 23:43)

Parent Commitment through Dedication or Baptism

On the first Sunday of most event months, we hold a Parent Commitment ceremony at each campus during Sunday services where parents can choose to dedicate or baptize their child. 

Parents, if you want to commit your child to Jesus through dedication or baptism during a Sunday service, please plan to attend a Parent Commitment Class about ten days prior to the Parent Commitment date.
 
This class is an opportunity to learn about the spiritual milestone of Parent Commitment while getting to know our Family Kids Campus Leaders and other parents.

DEDICATION: As Christians, we are called to recognize that children belong first and foremost to God and are given by grace as gifts to parents. In I Samuel 1, Hannah presented her son Samuel to the Lord and in Luke 2:22, we read that Mary and Joseph brought their baby Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem in order to present him before the Lord. In the same way, parents today bring their son or daughter, presenting first themselves and then their child before the Lord our God.

BAPTISM: Parents  are entrusted by God and in baptism they are demonstrating a commitment to Him. You are committing and seeking to do everything that is in your power, as God gives you wisdom, to see that your children grow up to respect and honor God and to love and serve Jesus Christ.  This “setting apart” is an act, by you the parents, a powerful declaration of your acknowledgement of your stewardship over God’s children. We see entire households baptized in Acts 16:15.

Upcoming PARENT Commitment Dates

October 6 (Parent Commitment Class 9/25/24, 6:30PM)
December 1 (Parent Commitment Class 11/20/24, 6:30PM)
Email steve@familychurch.app

Believer's Baptism

Christian baptism is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior and the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Baptism in the New Testament was related to the ministry of both John the Baptist and of Jesus. John's baptism was symbolic of one's repentance from sin and of willingness to participate in the kingdom of God (Matt. 3:6-8; Luke 3:3-16).

NEXT BELIEVER's BAPTISM

August 2024 | Email roxanne@familychurch.app