Baptism Promises

 

Baptism Promises

 

Making decisions and promises                                                                                 

When you bring your child for baptism, you will be asked to declare publicly on behalf of your child

that you believe in God and that you will bring your child up to follow Jesus.

You will be asked to answer, on your child's behalf, that you have decided to turn away from everything which is evil or sinful and to turn instead towards Christ.

The declarations made by you and the child's godparents will be made in front of the church congregation.

The Christian community will promise to support you and to pray for you and your child.


The declarations

During the service, you and the godparents will be asked to make the following declarations:

Do you turn to Christ?

Parents and godparents: I turn to Christ.

Do you repent of your sins?

Parents and godparents: I repent of my sins.

Do you renounce evil?

Parents and godparents: I renounce evil.