We love that your child is following the calling to make a decision to follow Jesus. Our hope and desires are that every child can have a personal relationship with Jesus!
We advise you, the parents, to wait to pursue Baptism for your child until they are asking to be baptized. This is usually a good indication that they are ready and that it will be a memorable spiritual milestone in their life.
Children under the age of seven Can and Will have a relationship with Jesus; they may, however, not necessarily remember the significance or importance of baptism. So that is why we wait until the child is a little older.
Now, we understand that every child is different, so as you discern if your child is ready, we encourage you to use this guide to help you decide if now is the right time for you child to be Baptized at New Life.
Throughout the New Testament, the Bible teaches that baptism is a public expression of worship symbolizing the new life we have when we follow Jesus. In the Bible we see that Jesus’ parents dedicated Him to the Lord (Luke 2:22–40), and He was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16–17).
We understand that some churches practice “baptism of confirmation” for children. At New LIfe we are not Baptizing your child we are making a publiccommitment between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in Godly home until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal confession of Christ.
With a heart to follow this Biblical model, at New Life we provide opportunities for baby dedications.
To schedule a baby dedication, fill out the form below and submit it back to New Life via mail or to the office Monday - Friday
Mail To: New Life - 619 8th Ave. NW - Aberdeen, SD 57401
Wiggle Room aka Mother's Room
This area is designed for mothers with infants to enjoy the Sunday service in a warm, inviting, private environment where you can feed, change, and care for your baby. The service is streamed live in this area just for you. When you are attending a new Life service, should you need to step out, we have the Wiggle Room available for you. If you child is over six weeks old, we encourage you to check them into our safe, caring, well-staffed Nursery so that you can enjoy 1 hour of worship with your spouse. Mom's need their time too!