Kids

Baptism

Hey Parents

If your child has made the decision to follow Jesus, it is time to take the next step by being water baptized. Below you will find a video and a water baptism guide to help you and your child talk through what it means to be water baptized.

Water Baptism Guide

We are so excited that you are considering baptism for your child! Every child can have a personal relationship with Jesus, and in Kids on the Move, we encourage each child to make a decision to follow Him. Our children are encouraged not just to learn about Jesus, but to learn from Him by walking with Him every day. We advise parents to wait until their child is asking to be water baptized. This is usually a good indication that they are ready to be baptized and that it will be a spiritual milestone in their life. While younger children can have a relationship with Jesus, they will not necessarily remember or understand the significance of the event, so we encourage parents to wait for baptism until they are in the second grade or older.

As you discern if your child is ready to be water baptized, here are some questions to ask your child. The following answers show that your child understands water baptism.

1. When did you decide to follow Jesus and become born again?

Your child should have a specific memory of when he or she understood what Jesus did, and that he or she needs Jesus in their life. It may have been at church, at home, or even when they were alone.

2. What does it mean to be water baptized?

I am following Jesus, and I want everyone to know! It is a picture of what Jesus has done on the inside of me.

3. Why do you want to be water baptized?

Because Jesus was baptized and he tells us to be baptized too. Because I want to follow Him. Because I am born again.

Your Child IS NOT Ready

If you feel your child does not understand what it means to be water baptized, it is entirely appropriate to wait. During this time, let your child observe water baptism and talk to them about what it means. We would love for you to read through the water baptism devotional with your child and encourage them in their personal friendship with Jesus.

Devotional

Part 1: Obeying Jesus' Commandment
Part 2: An Outward Picture
Part 3: A Decision of Faith

Q&A

Is my child ready for water baptism?

We encourage you to read the Water Baptism Guide and the Water Baptism Devotional to see if your child is ready for water baptism.

Who will be baptizing my child?

We would love for a Kids on the Move Pastor to baptize your child, just let your child’s small group leader or room pastor know!

Can the whole family come?

Yes, bring anyone who would like to celebrate this moment with your child!

How old does my child need to be?

We recommend your child be at least seven years old.

Will clothing be provided?

Each child will receive a t-shirt and shorts upon check-in to be baptized in. Please come prepared with whatever else they may need. Towels are also provided.

Where do I register my child?

You can register your child HERE.

Register Your Kid to Get Baptized

Just fill out this form to register you kid and let us know if you have any questions.
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