Monday, July 25, 2011

UMC Infant Baptism

I like the idea of infant baptism in the United Methodist Church. It is a commitment by the parents, but also by the church as a whole to raise the child in the faith. The congregational response:
"With God's help, we will so order our lives after the example of Christ that this child, surrounded by steadfast love, may be established in the faith and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal."
What an awesome responsibility and I am glad for the reminder every time we baptize a child.

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