Saturdays: 5p | Worship Center
Sundays: 9a & 11a | Worship Center
Sundays: 9a & 11a | Chapel
Sunday nights: 7p | Community Center
The Children’s Baptism Class is designed to help children, 2nd – 5th grades to learn about the purpose and importance of baptism. Kids and parents must attend this class prior to being baptized. Actual baptisms are usually held the following Sunday after the 9a and 11a services.
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Children’s Baptism Questions
WHAT IS BAPTISM?
New Testament baptism is a believer’s baptism of those who profess a personal saving faith in Christ. The symbolic meaning of baptism is that of a believer’s union with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ the Lord. (Colossians 2:12)
WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?
The New Testament suggests that those who have repented of sin and received the gracious gift of God’s salvation in Christ should be baptized. (Acts 2:41, 8:12 & 10:44-46)
WHY SHOULD A BELIEVER BE BAPTIZED?
Because Jesus commanded baptism (Matt. 28:19), as did the apostles (Acts 2:38), and because it publicly demonstrates one is a follower of Jesus Christ.
WHAT DOES BAPTISM ILLUSTRATE?
Christ’s burial and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) as well as a believer’s new life as a Christian. (2 Corinthians 5:17 and Romans 6:4).
HOW IS BAPTISM PERFORMED?
Those who were baptized in the New Testament were immersed, or put under water and raised again. Mark 1:5 says people were baptized “in the Jordan River.” Mark 1:10 says, “As Jesus came up out of the water.” At Mariners, we follow this biblical example and baptize in a public ceremony in the baptismal pool on the patio.
HOW OLD SHOULD CHILDREN BE BEFORE THEY ARE BAPTIZED?
We believe that the child should have a clear understanding of what baptism is, and why it is important. Because of this, we suggest children be in at least 2nd grade and able to articulate their testimony of when they became a believer. Parents should also support the child’s decision to follow Christ.
HOW CAN MY CHILD BE BAPTIZED AT MARINERS CHURCH?
A class is offered for 2nd – 5th grade students to learn about the purpose and importance of baptism. The class is required for all kids being baptized. Please see the Baptism handout for more information.