How do we go about getting our child baptized?Parents wishing to have their children baptized at Dawley Christian Centre should call the Dawley Methodist Office on (01952) 505108. We will take all the necessary information and get a Minister to call you back to make the necessary arrangements.
Do different denominations have different baptisms? There is one baptism, which is recognized by all the mainstream Churches that baptise infants, including the Methodist Church and the Church of England. Can you be baptised as a child and as an adult – for instance if you return to the Church after a break? In the Methodist Church baptism as an infant would normally be followed by confirmation and reception into membership at the point where the person wishes to take on the commitment and responsibility of Christian discipleship for themselves and to play a full part in the life of the Church.
This is best summed up in the Methodist Worship Book: “In Confirmation, those who have been baptized declare their faith in Christ and are strengthened by the Holy Spirit for continuing discipleship. Confirmation reminds us that we are baptized and that God continues to be at work in our lives: we respond by affirming that we belong to Christ and to the whole People of God. At a Service of Confirmation, baptized Christians are also received into membership of the Methodist Church and take their place as such in a local congregation.”