Baptism is a way we tell the world that Jesus is our Savior. If your child has asked about baptism, use this page to help determine if they are ready for baptism. With your child, watch the video “Understanding Baptism” found in the right hand column. Then use the questions below as a guide to talk with your child about baptism.
Why do we have to follow Jesus before we can get baptized?
Baptism shows we follow Jesus. If you haven’t chosen Jesus as your leader and number one friend,
it’s not time for baptism yet.
What is baptism?
Baptism shows everyone we made a decision on the inside to follow Jesus.
Why do people who follow Jesus get baptized?
Jesus chose to be baptized. Jesus tells us to be baptized to show we follow Him.
(Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:18-20)
Why do we go under water when we’re baptized?
Going under the water and coming up again shows we believe Jesus died and came back to life three days
later. Our old self that followed sin is dead. Now we’re living a new life following Jesus.
If baptism shows our old sinful life is dead, why do people still sin after they get baptized?
We should live in a way that doesn’t choose sin. But, since we still live in human bodies, we struggle with
sin even when our hearts and minds want to live God’s way.
(Romans 6:1-2, Romans 7:21-23)
When you sin, do you need to get baptized again?
No. Tell Jesus what you did, ask Him to forgive you, and He will.
(John 10:27-29, 1 John 1:9)
We love celebrating baptisms at The Cove! When you make the decision to follow Jesus, you become a new
creation. When you are baptized, it is a picture of your old life being gone and your new life beginning!
We want to celebrate that with you.
"When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside.
The old life has passed away and a new life has begun."
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
During this time, just because the church isn’t open does not mean that we can’t still be baptized.
We would love to partner with you in giving you the tools to baptize your child.
Please fill out the Baptism Form so that we are able to get you the correct tools for your next step.