Baptism Bash! is a special celebration where we recognize through baptism the decisions children have made to put their trust in Jesus as their personal Savior. Family, friends, and small group leaders all join together to help celebrate this decision in a big way! Read on for more information on Baptism Bash! and our baptism process for kids (K – 5th grade).
We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for children who have accepted Christ as their personal Savior. When your child is ready to be baptized, we want to invite you to attend Baptism Bash! This is a special service where we celebrate through baptism the decisions children have made to put their trust in Jesus as their personal Savior.
Step 1: Attend JumpStart
JumpStart is an event designed to help parents and kids learn what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. JumpStart is a 30-minute presentation developed to give parents the tools necessary to have a meaningful dialogue with their kids about how to begin their spiritual journey. Every child who is baptized must attend JumpStart first.
Step 2: Listen to the Parent Homework
Thanks so much for attending JumpStart! We hope that you will soon have the opportunity to sit down with your child and go through the questions in the homework piece. We’ve created this audio link to help you as you dialogue with your child. We’ve included some things to listen for and be aware of as you walk through this conversation with your child. We hope you find this resource helpful.
Step 3: Watch with your child
We think it’s very important that your child understands what it means to be baptized. We want them to know that baptism is their opportunity to show their friends and family that they made their decision to put their faith and trust in Jesus as their personal Savior. Baptism is simply a picture of a decision that they have already made. Please sit and watch this simple baptism explanation video with your child.
Step 4: Meet with a Staff Member
You and your child will meet with a staff member to talk through their salvation decision and answer any questions you might both have. This is a great opportunity for us to talk to you and your child before moving to the final steps of baptism. Please contact our UpStreet Director to set up a time to meet by emailing email@example.com or using our contact page.
Step 5: Schedule a Baptism Bash!
After meeting with a staff member, we will work with you to schedule a day that works for you and your child’s small group to celebrate his/her baptism.
Step 6: Film your Baptism Video
We shoot a video of every child to be shown at Baptism Bash! and on UpStreet. We want your child to share his/her decision to trust Jesus as their Savior in their own words. When you meet with a staff member we will set up your time to film your video as well as give you some tips for preparing your child for the video.
Step 7: Get Baptized
Your child is getting baptized! Baptism Bash! is an incredible event! Our hope is that it is something your child NEVER forgets! So plan to invite your friends and family to join the party!