"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Mark 10:14b
Parents: We invite children of elementary age (1st–5th grade) to complete our Rock Kids Baptism class PRIOR to being baptized. To make the class as beneficial as possible, we ask that parents of 1st graders join the class to help their child read through the content. Please see the information below.
Rock Kids Baptism Class
Our Rock Kids Baptism class is highly encouraged for children who want to be baptized through the Rock. The class is for kids who have accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior and desire to be baptized. We will discuss salvation and baptism.
- May 21st at 2pm in the Library. Click here to register your child.
Stay tuned for more 2017 dates
If you have any questions, please contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is baptism?
Baptism is an outward symbol of an inward change. It is a symbol of Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. It is also a picture of what God has done to save us on the inside by cleansing us from our sin. Thus, baptism must be under water to show the truth of our being united to Jesus in his death and resurrection.
Who can be baptized?
Since baptism is one representative of the beginning of the Christian life, it is only for those that have accepted Jesus as their Savior. A believer should be able to give a credible profession of their faith in Jesus and their life should be evidence of that.
Can baptism save my child?
Baptism does not save anyone. Some have fallen into the lie that baptism is essential for salvation. They think that faith + baptism = eternal life. But this is not what the Bible says. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves, it is a gift of God, not as a result of works so that no one can boast."
Why should my child be baptized?
Baptism is an act of obedience to God's Word. When Jesus gave the Great Commission to His disciples He said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." This is not an option, it is a command. Before we get baptized, we must be a disciple or follower of Jesus. In Acts 2:38 Peter says, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ." This shows that every person who repents of their sins and believes in Jesus as their Lord and Savior needs to be baptized. Baptism is also how we publicly profess our desire to follow the Lord.
At what age should children be baptized?
The Bible does not give us a precise age at which we should baptize children. For that reason, we do not have an age requirement. However, the Bible is clear that children must be able to give a credible profession of their faith – one that is genuine and rooted in a Biblical understanding of salvation – in order to be baptized. This means that children should show that they have a clear understanding of God, sin, and salvation. Likewise, a child must possess a simple understanding of what baptism is and why baptism is important. If your child is an infant/toddler, you may wish to participate in our Child Dedication Classes & Ceremony.
We encourage parents to wait until their child is mentally and spiritually ready for baptism. We want baptism to be a very meaningful experience for children and one that a child remembers.
For more information about the Children's Ministry, click here »