BaptizeA baptism is a moment of marking and a moment of welcoming. God marks an individual whom God has created with an invisible mark of love and acceptance. The church welcomes that person whom God loves as part of the church family and the body of Christ. When we respond to the call of Jesus and profess our faith, we are immersed in the waters of baptism. And, whether that is done literally—by being submerged and brought up—or symbolically—by water being placed on the head in some fashion—the action of baptism is the same and is carried out in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. God claims us as God’s own in the waters of baptism. The Baptize unit picks up where the baptismal event leaves off. Baptized persons live into their identity as children of God through daily acts of discipleship on a lifelong journey of growing in faith.
Adult Leader's Guide
This leader’s guide uses the Adult Reflection Guide to lead a small group study on the practice. This guide contains a summary of the practice and the four (or six) sessions, background information on the Bible study for the session, and any preparation the leader may need to do ahead of the session. There are different options of activities and discussions to choose from throughout the session. Participants are asked to read through the Adult Reflection Guide, if possible, before each session. There are other great resources for adults in the Congregational Guide.
Featured in the Adult Leader’s Guide:
In addition to the material in the Adult Leader’s Guide and the Adult Reflection Guide, there are also free videos that leaders can use as conversation starters for the unit and each session. Visit our YouTube Channel, bit.ly/FMYouTubeGFR, to see the playlist for this unit.
Series Description Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living is a thirty-six-unit curriculum based on practices Jesus did and taught us to do as faithful followers. Written for people of all ages who wish to live out their faith, this new curriculum examines where these practices are found in the Bible and how they have been used in Christian faith then and now. To learn more about the curriculum and view a sample of each component, visit our Follow Me webpage. Watch our trailer on our YouTube channel.