Baptism/Dedication – Christ Church at Grove Farm


Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.”   
~ Mark 10:13-16 ~

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6 ~

Why do we baptize our children?

1 “The Bible teaches that the sign of salvation is to be applied to the children of believing parents.  In the Old testament, circumcision was the sign.  In the New Testament, baptism is the sign.  The baptism of our children (paedobaptism) symbolizes the reality that they are set apart in the sight of God (I Corinthians 7:14).  In this baptism, parents covenant (they promise by God’s grace) to raise their children by the direction of their Lord.  Such a baptism calls a child from his earliest days to confess Christ as his/her Savior.

It is God Who initiated, drew the terms of, and seals His covenants with His people.  He graciously binds Himself to the promises of God’s Word.  And He calls His children and His children’s children to keep His covenant and know His blessing from generation to generation.” (Colossians 2:11-14)

If you would like to be baptized or have a child baptized, please fill out the online application below or call Kirsten Kopf at 412-741-4900, ext. 120.  If you use the online form, you will be contacted with further details. Our next date of baptism has not been scheduled yet due to COVID-19. As soon as we are able, we will release the next date.

If you have questions, contact Kirsten at 412-741-4900, ext. 159 or

[1] Rev. Dr. John P. Sartelle, What Christian Parents Should Know About Infant Baptism, page 22, Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company.

2021 baptism dates

You can choose either the 9:00 am or 11:15 am service for Baptism. If you would like to be baptized or have a child baptized, fill out the Baptism Application below.

Sunday May 16

Sunday, July 18

Sunday, October 17

2021 Immersion baptism dates

Immersion Baptisms will be done throughout the year. If you would like to be baptized by immersion, fill out the Immersion Baptism Application below.

Sunday, July 25

Why do we dedicate our children?

If a parent(s) believes that baptism (credobaptism) should not be accomplished until their child comes to know Christ as Savior and Lord, then they present their child for dedication.  As in infant baptism, dedication is a ceremony through which Christian parents dedicate (present) their infant to God and make a promise to raise their child in godly ways, believing that their child will come to know the Lord personally as their Lord and Savior, later in life. The sacrament of baptism involves water as an outward sign, while dedication does not.

2021 dedication dates

To register your child for the next dedication service, please complete the Dedication Application below or call Kirsten Kopf here at the church (ext. 120).  

Sunday, March 14

Sunday, June 13

Sunday, August 15

Sunday, November 14

If you have questions, contact Kirsten at 412-741-4900, est. 120 or