What is Baptism?


Baptism is a way to follow Jesus Christ’s example (Mark 1:9). Baptism is also something that we are told do in the Bible (Matthew 28:19-20). It’s a way to show others that we are on God’s Team, to show them that Jesus is the Savior of our lives.

When talking to your child(ren) about baptism it is important that they understand that baptism is a symbol. Talk to children when they are young about the difference between asking Jesus to be in control of your life and baptism as a symbol of that new life with Jesus. Talk about it often.

Be clear when you talk about your own salvation experience. Make sure to explain that your heart was changed first, and then you were baptized to symbolize what had happened in your heart.

Baptism can be confusing, here are some common it is confusing for kids:

  • Kids hear “becoming a Christian” and “getting baptized” interchangeably or in the same breath.
  • Baptism seems like “the cool thing to do” when all your friends are doing it.
  • Kids are concrete thinkers, so understanding baptism as a symbol of Jesus’ death and resurrection is difficult to grasp.
  • What kid doesn’t want to “go swimming in the church?”

When you child is ready to get baptized, please set up an appointment with Pastor Josh at josh.longmire@lifepointplano.org This will be a one-on-one meeting with your child and you to talk about what it means to be baptized.

On the day of we invite family and friends to be a part of this event as we cheer for their decision to join God’s Team!


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What is Baptism?


Baptism is a way to follow Jesus Christ’s example (Mark 1:9). Baptism is also something that we are told do in the Bible (Matthew 28:19-20). It’s a way to show others that we are on God’s Team, to show them that Jesus is the Savior of our lives.

When talking to your child(ren) about baptism it is important that they understand that baptism is a symbol. Talk to children when they are young about the difference between asking Jesus to be in control of your life and baptism as a symbol of that new life with Jesus. Talk about it often.

Be clear when you talk about your own salvation experience. Make sure to explain that your heart was changed first, and then you were baptized to symbolize what had happened in your heart.

Baptism can be confusing, here are some common it is confusing for kids:

  • Kids hear “becoming a Christian” and “getting baptized” interchangeably or in the same breath.
  • Baptism seems like “the cool thing to do” when all your friends are doing it.
  • Kids are concrete thinkers, so understanding baptism as a symbol of Jesus’ death and resurrection is difficult to grasp.
  • What kid doesn’t want to “go swimming in the church?”

When you child is ready to get baptized, please set up an appointment with Pastor Josh at josh.longmire@lifepointplano.org This will be a one-on-one meeting with your child and you to talk about what it means to be baptized.

On the day of we invite family and friends to be a part of this event as we cheer for their decision to join God’s Team!


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