Baptism is an outward expression of inward faith. It’s a step of obedience on the part of anyone who, by faith, is accepting God's free gift of salvation (made available through the death and resurrection of Jesus) and declaring Jesus as Lord of their lives. Baptism is a powerful way to demonstrate our faith in Jesus by following his example and his command.
Following are a few scriptures that attest to the act of baptism:
- Matthew 3:13-17
- Matthew 28:18-20
- Acts 2:37-41
At Crossroads, we practice immersion as the expression of baptism because Scripture teaches baptism allows us to identify symbolically with Jesus in His death, burial, and resurrection.
Baptism requires a person of any age to understand the Gospel, to respond in faith, to be repentant of their sins, and to make a deliberate commitment to follow Jesus as Lord.
We would love to baptize you during one of our weekend services! If you have considered taking this step of obedience in your commitment to Christ, we would love to come alongside you.
Crossroads Kids Baptism Course
At Crossroads Kids, we believe the most important decision anyone makes is choosing to follow Jesus and making Him the Lord of their life!
If your child, in Grades 3-5, is asking about following Jesus and getting baptized, we have just the thing! The Crossroads Kids Baptism Course is a 3-part experience, designed to help parents facilitate conversation with their child regarding baptism and determine their readiness for this next step in their faith.
The 3-Part Baptism Course (For Grades 3-5)
Part 1: The Parent Class - This class is for PARENTS ONLY and is designed to prepare you for Parts 2 & 3 and answer your questions.
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Part 2: Video Series 1 - This video series is for parents and children to watch together and designed with pause and answer prompts to facilitate conversation.
Part 3: Video Series 2 - This video series is for parents and children to watch together, it includes prompts to facilitate conversation and an activity for children to complete.
A note for children in Grades 2 and under: Proverbs 20:25 issues us a significant caution against the danger of making a vow before adequate knowledge, forethought, and reflection has been given. In an effort to prevent young people from making a premature commitment that they may not fully understand, the Crossroads Elders have recommended that a child be at least age 8-10 before being baptized.
For children in grades 2 and under who are asking questions about baptism or need help facilitating conversation, resource suggestions are available. Just email Kids Director, Alexa Rohlman at email@example.com and request a list of resource suggestions.
For more information about this course, contact Alexa Rohlman at 812-518-1486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.