Jump Start

Helping parents jump start conversations about faith

Steps to Elementary Baptism

Baptism Bash! is a special service where we celebrate through baptism the decisions children have made to put their trust in Jesus as their personal Savior. Family, friends, and small group leaders gather to celebrate this decision in a big way! We have a plan to help your child take this step of faith:

Step One: Watch Jumpstart Online

You and your kids will learn what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus. It’s designed to help you jump start a conversation about faith. Watch Jump Start now!

Step Two: Complete Homework

Click here to download your homework packet. Part of this homework is to listen to a 5-minute, for-parents-only talk. It will equip you to talk with your child about faith in Jesus.

Step Three: Learn About Baptism

Once you and your child have discussed the JumpStart information and they have decided to put their faith in Jesus, have your child watch this 2 min video that explains what baptism is.

Step Four: Meet With Us

Click here to let our staff know your child is ready for baptism. Our UpStreet staff will meet with you either virtually during the week or in person on a Sunday. We’ll see where your child is on the faith journey and answer any questions you or your child have about baptism or faith in general.

Step Five: Film The Video

We will record a video of your child sharing about accepting Jesus as their Savior that will be shown during Baptism Bash! Check out some of our UpStreet kids’ baptism videos.

Get Baptized!

The purpose of Baptism Bash! is to celebrate your child’s decision to follow Jesus and create a memory that you and your child will never forget! We will let you know the date for the next opportunity to be baptized.