Baptism is the beginning of a lifelong journey of faith. The sacrament of baptism gives us identity as the people for whom Jesus Christ lived, died and was resurrected. In baptism we are incorporated into the community of God's people, the body of Christ. It makes no difference whether you are baptized as an adult or as a child; we all start on that journey at baptism.
For the child, the journey of faith begins not only in the family but also in the nurturing community of the church. This community promises to help nurture the child in their Christian faith. At the appropriate time, the child will make his or her first confession of faith in the ritual the church traditionally calls confirmation.
Because the baptism of a child includes both family and church community involvement, it is appropriate for a child's baptism to take place in the church where he or she will be raised and nurtured in their Christian journey.
At Mount Tabor it is our privilege to baptize children and adults. If you or your child is interested in exploring baptism we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our pastors so that you make fully understand the sacrament in which you will participate.
In a special worship service in September, 4 year olds, 1st graders and 5th graders are presented with their very own Bible. Families are asked to help their children read and understand the Word of God. Through God’s Word, children learn more deeply than ever before that each story, each verse, each promise and every word on each page is meant for them as followers of God through Jesus Christ.
Please contact Marcey Davis for more information or to sign your child up to receive a Bible.
Young people (usually in the 8th grade) may go through the Confirmation process which includes classes, trips and activities. Once confirmed, these young people become full members of our church. If a Confirmand was not baptized as an infant, then he or she will also be baptized at the Confirmation service. Confirmation class is offered from January- April each year. Please contact Andy Tuttle for more information or to sign up for the class.