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Elementary Baptism Class

This class helps third- and fourth-grade children prepare for baptism. The class is open to children in that age range who have trusted Christ as their Savior. A parent is required to attend each class with his or her child. We also offer a baptism class for preteens (fifth- and sixth-grade children) and a class for teens and adults.

Baptism expresses the beginning of new life as a Christian, and we are excited that your child would like to take this next step. We explore basic Christian beliefs and discuss what it looks like to be a follower of Christ by learning Bible verses, the Apostles’ Creed, and the Westminster Catechism. Our goal is to see children grow in their love for God, His Word, and others. Once children reach third grade, they have the maturity to better comprehend what baptism is and why it is significant.

Stonebriar's Policy on Infant Baptism 

We believe that baptism is a public statement of faith that can be made only by someone who personally believes in Christ. Infants cannot make that personal decision to believe in Jesus. Older children, however, can make that decision, so we do offer baptism for children in third and fourth grades and older. 

We also offer Child Dedication. Child Dedication is a ceremony that signifies the parents' commitment to raise their child in a Christian home and church where he or she can come to know, love, and serve Jesus. It signifies a commitment by the people of Stonebriar to provide a loving, biblical community that supports and prays for the dedicated family.

Steps to Enrolling Your Child

  1. Talk to your child.

    If your child has trusted in Christ as his or her Savior, talk to him or her about taking this class. Baptism should be a personal decision, and it is not a requirement for salvation or for attending Stonebriar.

  2. Choose a class.

    The next baptism ceremony will be Sunday, February 11th at 1:15 p.m.  

    • Elementary Baptism Class: What Is Baptism and Why Do We Do It? ** This class is full. If you would like to be on a wait list or notified of the next class, please e-mail us at christinec@stonebriar.org.
      Sundays, January 28th and February 4th
      10:45 a.m. to noon (
      during second service
      Room B206
      At least one parent needs to attend these classes with your child.
    • A Baptism Orientation led by Pastor Dave Carl will cover the mechanics of the baptism and how parents can be involved. 
      Tuesday, January 30th
      6:30 p.m. 
      Room The HUB B181

      This orientation is for all candidates for baptism and at least one parent needs to attend with their child.
    • Please plan to attend all three classes with your child.

    If you have questions or special circumstances please send an e-mail to Christine Clark at christinec@stonebriar.org or call 469-252-5210.

  3. Register before the class begins.

    To register, please send an e-mail to christinecstonebriar.org with your name and the name of your child along with his or her grade level. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact christinec@stonebriar.org or call 469-252-5210.

    After the class concludes, you and your child can decide if he or she is ready to participate in the baptism service.

Future Baptism Classes

The next all-church baptism ceremony will be May 13th.  Elementary Baptism Classes will be April 29th and May 1st, and the Baptism Orientation, May 1st,  will be posted soon. If you have questions or need information, please contact christinec@stonebriar.org or call 469-252-5210.

 

 

Questions About Baptism?

If you have more questions about child baptism, call Children's Ministries at 469-252-5210 or e-mail us.

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