Six Ways Your Church Can Say “Welcome to the Family!” at Baptism

Six Ways Your Church Can Say “Welcome to the Family!” at Baptism

by Karen DeBoer I dreaded the baptism day of each of our four children. I fretted about what I would wear, when to feed the baby, how to feed extended family, and whether or not the baby’s siblings would start to fight while we were standing at the front of the...
Baptism: God’s Sign and Seal

Baptism: God’s Sign and Seal

by Rebecca Davis “Take a moment…in the midst of your fretting over a fussy baby, your nerves of standing in front of the congregation, your worry about family dynamics and the meal after the service, in the midst of all the details of this baptism…take a moment and...
Helping Families Celebrate Baptisms

Helping Families Celebrate Baptisms

by Carol Wehrheim Celebrating a child’s baptism anniversary is one way for families to nurture the faith of the child as well as each member of the family. However, I don’t know this from personal experience. I didn’t know my baptismal date until well into adulthood...