What is Baptism? (3 of 4)

Parents/Guardians create a Christian environment

Some ways they may do that are:

  1. Model Christian disciplines/behavior yourself (Prayer, Bible Reading, Worship Attendance, Service; Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control)

  2. Praying before meals and bedtime (for example, “Come, Lord Jesus…”)

  3. Listening to Christian Music with their children (especially singable music, for example WeeSing)

  4. Christian Radio (89.1, 90.3, 105.5 FM in the Phoenix area)

  5. Watching Christian videos (VeggieTales, etc)

  6. Reading Christian stories

  7. Having devotion time for reading the Bible (Making Time for God is a good one)

  8. Discussing Christian solutions to problems (“What would Jesus want us to do?”)

  9. Having children in worship, encouraging participation as possible

  10. and Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation

Baptismal Sponsors represent the whole church

Sponsors should be baptized Christians, actively practicing their faith.

Sponsors encourage parents in their Christian responsibilities and encourage the baptized in their Christian growth.  Some examples:

  1. Model Christian disciplines/behavior yourself (see above)

  2. Pray for the baptized

  3. Call or send a card on their baptism day each year

  4. Show care and concern for the baptized as able

Discuss their faith, “What do you believe about…?” and “What do you do differently because you follow Christ?”

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