BAPTISM CLASSES - For our Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 Baptisms-
Classes for adult, youth, and child candidates for baptism start on Sunday, February 11th.
Subsequent classes are on Feb. 18, 25 and March 4,11, and 18.
We will have one Saturday class on Saturday, March 31st from 1p.m. to do a review, and rehearse the baptism that will take place the next day.
BAPTISM CLASSES - For our September Baptism's during the Bishop's visit September 9th, 2018
Classes for adult, youth, and child candidates for baptism start on Sunday, July 22nd.
Subsequent classes are on July 29, August 12, 19, 26, and September 2.
We will have one Saturday class on Saturday, September 8th, from 1 to 2:30 to do a review, and rehearse the baptism that will take place the next day
Before the first class
Please watch these videos. We will review them and begin our first three classes with them.
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 -
This video is a wonderful intro to the amazing grace of baptism!
How is baptism 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
Descarge folletos de clase aqui
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)
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.