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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 Wednesday, July 19.  

    • A Baptism Orientation has been scheduled for Sundays, July 9th at 5:00 pm in room B156 or the J56 room.
    • Please plan to attend all three classes with your child.

    Reminder: For all of our baptism classes, a parent must attend with a 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 email to ChristineCstonebriar.org with your name and the name of your child along with the grade just complete.  If you have questions or need additional information, please  e-mail christinec@stonebriar.org or call 469-252-5210.

    After the class concludes, you and your child can decide if you are ready to participate in the baptism service.

Future Baptism Classes

The next all-church baptism ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 17. Elementary Baptism Class will be held on Sundays, August 27, September 3 and 10. Registration will be available 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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