One Lord, one faith, one baptism. - Ephesians 4:5
Baptism is the outward and visible sign of inner faith in Christ and powerfully speaks about a wholehearted desire to follow Jesus in all things. Water is used in Baptism to signify the cleansing from sin that Jesus’ death makes possible, and the new life that God gives us through the Holy Spirit. The Baptism promises are:-
- I turn to Christ
- I repent of my sins
- I reject selfish living and all that is false and unjust
- I renounce Satan and all that is evil
North Pine Anglican offers people of all ages the possibility of baptism.
For babies and children – the parents and godparents make the Baptism promises on behalf of their child/ren.
At least one parent needs to be baptised. Godparents also need to be baptised to be able to make the promises on behalf of another.
When you let us know of your interest in Baptism, we will be in contact with you regarding preparation meetings and to arrange a suitable date for the Baptism. At least 6 weeks notice is required.
If you feel that the Baptism promises are not a commitment that you could make at this time in your life, then we do offer an alternative of ‘Thanksgiving for the Birth of a Child’ with scripture readings and prayer for God’s blessing upon your child.
To make an enquiry about Baptism or Thanksgiving, please contact us.