In baptism, God gives us forgiveness of sins, freedom from death and life with God forever. At our baptism, we are given a candle to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world, and we too are to be shining that light of Christ.

The GIFT Baptism intergenerational event resources from Grow Ministries have been designed to help your congregation celebrate the promises made in baptism and the GIFT of the new life we receive through it.

An event that brings all generations together provides a wonderful gift of learning, sharing faith and relationship building. GIFT stands for Growing In Faith Together.

SHARING THE MESSAGE WITH CHILDREN

Among a wide range of baptism resources, Grow Ministries also provides children’s addresses that explain the sacrament to younger churchgoers, through the stories of Jesus’ baptism and John the Baptist.

INTERACTIVE OPTIONS FOR YOUNG DISCIPLES

Grow Ministry’s new confirmation resource Grow Disciples also contains an excellent section on baptism, including a wonderful learning activity option featuring prayer stations.

HITTING THE LEARNING TRAIL

The Faith Trail Ministry resource from Grow includes two trail markers relating to baptism – one about baptism and one about baptism anniversaries. Faith Trail resources are designed for parents and congregations serving in an intergenerational faith-building partnership with children. They celebrate the spiritual markers in a child’s life. The baptism resource includes a comprehensive Q&A on the sacrament.

For more about these and other resources, go to www.growministries.org.au or email Grow Resource Coordinator Christine Matthias at christine.matthias@lca.org.au 

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