Occasionally we get an inquiry from a non-member about having a child baptized.  The vows that are administered for parents at the time of a child’s baptism indicate that the parents understand that baptism itself does not save, but that the child must grow up to assume for himself or herself the identity that is conferred at baptism, that is, that the infant is a child of God.  This must of necessity include involvement in the body of Christ.  If a family is not regularly involved in the body of Christ, a mockery is made of the sacrament and also of the parents who stand before our congregation and promise to involve the child in all that is necessary to teach him/her how to follow Jesus.  For this reason, only parents of children who are involved regularly in the life and work of Christ Church will be invited to receive the sacrament of baptism.