Baptism at the Covenant Church

Adult Baptism       Baby Baptism  
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For Parents

Parents, we value our partnership with you and entrust to prepare your teen for their baptism. To assist you with their preparation, watch this video with your teen. Ask if they understood it and if they have any questions. Pause and discuss it anytime you need.

Then, for the sake of repetition and review, have them read to you the talking points below it, pausing every now and then asking them if they understand it.

 

You'll be contacted by our Director for Student Ministry to explore any questions you may have and to help you be ready for the day of your teen's baptism.

 

About Baptism

Baptism is the sacred (or special) use of water, commanded by Jesus Christ, to signify God’s cleansing of our sins and our welcome into the family of God. Jesus says in Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations (people), baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

 

Baptism is not HOW you get saved, it shows that you ARE saved. Baptism doesn’t get you INTO heaven, it shows that you’re a child OF heaven. Baptism isn’t just about what you’re doing, it’s more about what God has done and is doing in you. When we’re baptized, we’re marked with the sign that we belong to Jesus.

 

Baptism is ...

  1. A sign that God has cleansed you of your sin. Acts 22:16 says, "So what are you waiting for? Get up and call on his name. Be baptized. Have your sins washed away.” It’s not the water that washes your sin away. It’s God who washes your sin when you put your faith in Jesus. The water represents that washing.

  2. A sign of your faith in Jesus and a way of showing everybody else that you are a Christian (a follower of Jesus) Romans 6:4 says, “By being baptized, we were buried with Christ into his death. Christ has been raised from the dead by the Father’s glory. And like Christ we also can live a new life." Going under the water represents both Jesus dying and going into the grave and God putting your sin to death Coming up out of the water represents Jesus raising back to life and God raising you to new life, free from slavery to sin.

  3. A sign that you are a child of God and welcomed into of the family of God, the Church. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 says, "There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. It is the same with Christ. We were all baptized by one Holy Spirit [God]. And so we are formed into one body.” All of us, young and old are in the same family, baptized by the same Spirit, into the same faith. Baptism shows that we all belong to God’s family.

Complete These Forms

 

Believer Baptism Form 

My Testimony Form

 

The Day of the Baptism 

Wear shorts. We'll give you a shirt. Bring a towel and extra clothes. Meet in the Friends Chapel: 1st Service - 8:30AM, 2nd Service -10:15AM, Wednesday FUEL - 5:30PM, Compass - 8:00PM. Bring sponsors & family.

 

Lakeside Baptisms

Location Oak Hills Christian College beachfront.

Time - 2:00PM. No need to arrive early.

Wear shorts & t-shirt. Bring a towel. You can wear sandals/water shoes.