A note from Father Paul Frey, the pastor "In 1996 I was privileged to baptize 4 adults who had become Christians. One of these people was disowned by her family, and warned that if she returned to her home country she might face death for having become a Christian. In 2006, in Laredo, I had the privilege of meeting a young Iranian woman who had become a Christian 3 years earlier and been baptized even at the risk of being killed. She eventually fled the country and is being granted religious asylum.
2019 Baptism Dates
Please fill out an application and plan to attend 3 classes prior to the baptism. These are usually from 10 to 10:45 on Sunday morning for three Sundays prior to the baptism service.
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 at the 11:00 a.m. service
Classes begin on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the pastor's office. Parents must attend at least 7 of the 10 classes.
Before the first class
Please watch these videos. We will review them and begin our first three classes with them.
Video 1 - What happens at Baptism?
This video is done by the Roman Catholic Church, so there are a few differences in how we see things, but it is an excellent overview of infant baptism.
Video 2 - What are some of the transforming effects of baptism?
This video is a wonderful intro to the amazing grace of baptism!
Video 3 - How can my life reflect God's grace given to me in baptism?
This video is about how God's grace in baptism and other sacraments not just about us, but about God, God's people, and God's plan for the world.
For more information about baptism classes and dates call us or email us:
956-723-5714 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Print baptism application here-Imprime aplicacion de bautizo aqui
Download class booklets here
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What we expect from parents of children being baptized and of older children and adults seeking baptism
1) Commitment to Christ.
2) Commitment to Christian Community.
3) Commitment to the Anglican Communion.
4) Commitment to God's mission in the larger community.
Parents of younger candidates are expected to attend baptism classes. For more read "Infant Baptism."
What happens at baptism
In baptism, we take a very common substance, water, and do something very uncommon. In the simple act of immersing someone, or pouring water on someone, we pray for God to completely transform their life.
Christians disagree about whether it is appropriate to baptize infants, about whether you should be immersed, or if getting your head wet is enough, and even about exactly what baptism accomplishes. But all Christians (with very few exceptions) believe that baptism is a very important step in the Christian life and part of what Jesus himself commanded us to do.
At Christ Church we baptize infants and adults. We believe that the primary actor in baptism is not the person getting baptized or the person doing the baptizing, but God. We believe that somehow in baptism, God is beginning a work of profound transformation with an eternal significance.
We welcome your questions. If you would like to be baptized or are the parent of someone who you would like to have baptized, the links below might be helpful to you. We offer baptism preparation classes and baptism several times a year. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information.
Baptism and Children's Communion - Children who are baptized are welcome to receive communion. For info read "Children and Communion". (Ninos y Comunion)