A Ministry of New Life Baptist Church  |  3414 State Route 208   New Wilmington, PA  16142  |  (724) 946-2816

We exist to bring children into age appropriate WORSHIP where they can

BELONG to the family of God, GROW in their relationship with Christ,

learn to SERVE, and then go SHARE Christ in the world

What is Child Baptism

Child Baptism is no different from adult baptism here at New Life.

If your child is younger than four or five years old, Child Dedication is probably

what you’re looking for. Click here to read about Child Dedication.


We believe that baptism is the action a person takes after becoming a Christ Follower. We see this many times in scripture as people believed in Jesus Christ and were subsequently baptized.


Acts 8:12

But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.


Acts 8:13

Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.


Acts 18:8

Crispus, the synagogue ruler, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized.


Acts 19:4-5

Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.


We see baptism as something done after making a clear decision to follow Jesus.

We absolutely believe that a child can make this decision. Statistics say that most Christ followers made a decision to follow Jesus between the ages of 4-14 (84 %). So, we see many kids baptized at our baptism services.


We hold baptism on several select weekends throughout the year. Children who want to be baptized are required to attend our First Steps Class. In the class, we explain what baptism is all about in a way that kids can clearly understand. We explain what it means to become a Christ follower, why we get baptized and how it happens at the baptism service. This thorough and interactive class is designed for parents to attend as well.


If you still have more questions, be sure to check out our Baptism F.A.Q.

Otherwise feel free to send Pastor Greg an email


Ready to sign up for the next Kids Quest Baptism Class?

Click here to see the schedule and register.