After his resurrection, Jesus said to his disciples:
"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you, and surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Baptism is a public way of acknowledging our faith and our acceptance of what God has done for us through Christ. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus has made it possible for us to be part of God's family and therefore his heirs, and our inheritance is eternal life through faith in Christ.
Children are also heirs of that inheritance and we have a responsibility to share our faith with them and to bring them up in our Christian faith.
If you live within Lochgilphead and wish to have your child baptised into the Christian faith or if you yourself wish to be baptised into the Christian faith, come along to worship on a Sunday morning and arrange to meet with the minister to discuss it.
During the Baptismal Service you will be asked to confess the faith into which your child is to be baptised and to make a commitment to bringing your child up within the Christian faith and the Church family.
The questions you will be asked are:
• Do you present your child to be baptised earnestly desiring that he/she may be grafted into Christ as a member of His Body, the Church?
• Do you believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and do you confess Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord?
• Do you promise, depending on the grace of God, to teach your child the truths and duties of the Christian faith and by prayer and example to bring him/her up in the life and worship of the Church?
If you share our faith and feel able to make that commitment, it will be a privilege to share with you as you take this step of faith on what is a journey that lasts a lifetime.