Do you intend your child to be his disciple? Helping parents to fulfill the vows which they make at the time of their child's baptism

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Do you intend your child to be his disciple? Helping parents to fulfill the vows which they make at the time of their child's baptism
Author
Richard R Boyer
Abstract
In the Presbyterian Church (USA) parents routinely bring their infant children for baptism, making vows on behalf of their children. One such vow is the parental intention that the child become Jesus' disciple, obey His word, and His love. Yet we have historically provided little guidance for the fulfillment of this vow. I designed and conducted a nine-week class to assist these parents. The class presented strategies for teaching children about the Bible, Christian worship, prayer, church traditions, and the Christian life. The participants reported increased confidence in their ability to provide such teaching for their children.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Jerry Rees Flora
Language
English
Date
2002
Number of Pages
241
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