We are excited you are considering water baptism for your child! Every child can experience a personal relationship with Jesus. In King’s Kids, we encourage and give opportunities for children to make a decision to follow Jesus. Our children are encouraged to not just learn about Jesus, but learn from Jesus by walking with Him every day.
We advise parents to wait until their child asks to be water baptized. This is usually a good indication they are ready to be baptized, and it will be a spiritual milestone in their life. While younger children under the age of five can have a personal relationship with Jesus, they will typically not remember or understand the significance of the event. As you discern your child is approaching the time to be water baptized, here are some questions to ask your child:
1. Why do you want to be water baptized? Answers that indicate your child understands: Because Jesus was baptized and he tells us to also; Because I’m a friend of Jesus and I want to follow Him.
2. What does it mean to be water baptized? Common answers that indicate your child understands are: It means I’m following Jesus; It means I’m a Christian and I want to show the world; It’s a picture of what Jesus has done on the inside of me.
3.When did you decide to follow Jesus and become His forever friend (born again, saved)? Answers that indicate your child understands: Your child should have a specific memory of when he understood what Jesus did for him and that he needs Jesus in his life. It may have been at church, at home, or even sometime when he was alone.