Welcome to Kids Crossing, the children’s ministry of CrossWay Community Church! Children are a blessing from God. As parents, we delight in the joy that Children bring, but we are also aware of our responsibility to “bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4) That’s a big job that, at times, can seem overwhelming. But God is faithful to provide all that is needed to help us accomplish this task, and one of the primary means He uses is the church. In fact, Kids Crossing is specifically designed to help you establish and nurture the faith of your children.
The purpose of this document is to help you, as a parent, prayerfully assess your child’s readiness for baptism. Baptism is a significant step in your son or daughter’s spiritual life. It is our prayer that God will give you wisdom and discernment as you walk through this process, and that he will use this to strengthen your child’s faith in Christ.
While we recognize the Bible does not give a precise age at which we should baptize children, what is clear is that a child must be able to give a credible profession of faith. Given both the purpose of baptism and the nature of conversion, we believe it will be difficult for a child who is younger than 12 to meet this requirement. Therefore, we encourage parents to view preparation for baptism as a process that takes place over time. Ultimately, this will heighten the meaning and value of baptism for your child.
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Children are a blessing from God. As parents, we delight in the joy that children bring, but we are also aware of our responsibility to “bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4) Kids Crossing, the children’s ministry of CrossWay Community Church, is specifically designed to help parents establish and nurture the faith of their children. The goal of Kids Crossing is to provide God-centered, Bible-saturated, gospel-focused instruction that displays the glorious character and work of God. Although we work with children, our desire is to serve you, the parent. We want you to know what’s going on in your children’s classes so you’ll be able to benefit from the resources and opportunities that are available through children’s ministry at CrossWay.