Salvation and Baptism
At Hunter Street, we have a couple of events to help you and your child understand salvation, baptism, and church membership.
Our Jump Start class walks you and your child through the story of the Gospel- the story of who God is and what He has done for us through Jesus Christ. Whether your child has recently trusted in Jesus as their Savior and Lord, or they are asking a lot of big, important questions, this class will walk them through who God is, what He has done for us, and what it means to be saved. You will leave class with some activities to do at home with your child to help them further understand salvation and help them articulate what they believe.
Upcoming Jump Start Classes:
Sunday, August 19, 2018 @ 4:00pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 4:00pm
Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 4:00pm
To register you child for the next JumpStart class, please contact Kellie Woods.
Meeting with Minister to Families
Once you feel that your child has had a genuine salvation experience and there is evidence in their life of their faith, the next step after the Jump Start class is to schedule a meeting with Andy Wilbanks, our Minister to Families at Hunter Street. Since Jump Start includes multiple families, this meeting provides a great opportunity for some individual conversations about your child’s faith. If you feel that your child is ready to publicly profess Jesus through Baptism, you will leave with some material to work through at home on baptism and church membership.
Once you and your child have attended the Jump Start class, met with Andy, and completed the material on baptism, you can schedule your baptism with the church office at your convenience. We encourage waiting until 3rd grade for baptism to give time for understanding and so that kids are old enough to remember their commitment and baptism.
Your child can officially join Hunter Street Baptist Church as a member (with your support and permission, of course) once they have professed their faith in Christ and been baptized. To do so, both you and your child will sign a Commitment Card for them to officially join the church.