The next step after Salvation is Baptism.

Is your child ready to be baptized?

As a follower of Christ, your child needs to make their decision public by getting baptized. This can happen at church during a weekend service! Baptism is a picture of what Jesus did on the cross and He tells us to be baptized to show others that we follow Him. Here are some things to talk about with your child.

A man prepares a teen to be baptized, with one person wearing a white long-sleeve shirt with an emblem on the sleeve while placing their hand on the other person's back.

What to Say

Baptism is when we go under the water, symbolizing:

A simple black circle.

1. Washing away all the dirty stuff — our sins.

A simple black circle.

2. Jesus' death and resurrection — Jesus died and came back to life again on the third day.

A simple black circle.

Read Matthew 3:1-16, Matthew 28:16-20, John 3:1-21.

What to Ask

Does this mean you'll never sin again?
(Look Up 1 John 1:8-10 and Romans 6:1-5.)

No! You should not live a life that chooses sin, but you will continue to make mistakes (sin). Only Jesus lived a sinless life.

A person in a black shirt raises another individual in a patterned orange top and black leggings who was just baptized out of a pool of water, surrounded by onlookers whose faces are not visible.
A person in a black shirt baptizing another individual in a water tank, on a stage with musicians in the background and a screen displaying names.

What to Ask

When you sin again, what do you do?

Most kids are more worried about getting in trouble by Mom or Dad when they do something wrong than asking God for forgiveness, so it’s hard for them to not connect “getting in trouble” when we talk about God and sin. Make sure they understand that it’s by the grace and love of Jesus that our sins are forgiven.

The answer is to confess or “say” your sins to God in prayer and sometimes to the person we have done wrong to.


Need More Info?

Still not sure how to talk to your child about baptism? Let us know! Our team would love to work with them at your home location!

Additionally, if you don't think your child is ready, you can also dedicate them to the Lord on one of our special Child Dedication Sundays!