BAPTISM AT FPCB

Baptism is one of the most significant parts of our worship. Here at FPCB, we baptize both adults and children. In both types of baptism, God is at work in the lives of the one being baptized.


Adult Baptism

When an adult is baptized, they are making a profession of faith claiming that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of their life. Baptism is just the beginning of a person’s faith journey. Our community walks alongside people who make this significant step in their life – helping them grow as followers of Christ. If you are interested in knowing more about Jesus Christ or would like to be baptized, please contact Dr. Mark Crumpler at markcrumpler@fpc-bethlehem.org .


To find out how to join FPCB, click here.


Infant Baptism

When a child is baptized, the parents make a profession of faith on behalf of their child. As the parents claim that Jesus is their Lord and Savior, they also make commitments to raise their child to know Jesus Christ. In baptism, a child becomes a part of the church family but they must one day, make their own decision to follow Jesus Christ. This decision often takes place in the elementary or middle school years. Many of our children confirm their faith when they go through the confirmation process, usually during their 9th grade year. FPCB walks alongside families as they teach their children about faith and a relationship with Jesus Christ. FPCB also provides age appropriate and dynamic programs for children and students as well as small group leaders who mentor young people as they grow in their faith.

To move forward with baptizing your child, please review the below requirements:

  • at least one parent must be an active and local member of FPCB
  • at least one parent must attend the Baptism Workshop prior to the Baptism
  • This workshop provides vital information about the theology of baptism as well as the details for the baptism day.


If you are ready to have your child baptized, we invite you to choose a Sunday and complete the information online. If you need more information, you may also contact Susan Smith ssmith@fpc-bethlehem.org  or at 610-867-5865 ext 216.


Upcoming dates for 2018 baptisms:

February 10 & 11
April 21 & 22

E-mail Susan Smith to register for a baptism workshop.