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Infant/Child Baptism

Infant/Child Baptism

Children’s Ministries is excited to offer traditional infant/children’s baptisms for ages infant through grade 5. At Hosanna!, we teach that Jesus instituted Holy Baptism, that God truly acts in this sacrament, and that faith is essential for its effectiveness.

Traditional children’s baptisms have a mandatory class. Sponsors/Godparents, if applicable, are encouraged to attend the class with the parents so they can effectively assist parents in supporting the child’s faith journey. 

Questions? 

Lakeville | childrens@hosannalc.org 

Shakopee | kristinw@hosannalc.org

Step 1. Register for Infant/Child Baptism class and also register for any child care you may need while taking the class.

Taking the class will give you a more thorough understanding of what we believe baptism is…and what it isn’t. This will make for a richer experience on the actual day of your infant/child’s baptism. Classes are offered Saturdays, and Mondays.

Lakeville Registration

Shakopee Registration 

Step 2. Attend the Infant/Child Baptism Class. After class, you will be able to register for an Infant/Child Baptism (see dates available for baptisms in the class registration)

  • Infant/Child baptisms will take place directly following weekend services.
  • Infants/Children being baptized will be recognized during the service so please plan to attend the service before the baptism. 

Step 3: Attend the Baptism you’ve registered for.

We’ll make sure to print a personalized baptism certificate. Please be on time to ensure a stress free day for everyone. Afterwards, celebrate with your family and friends at the location of your choice! 

Please note: Celebrations after the service must be held off–site.

Show these locations:

  • Lakeville
  • Online
  • Shakopee

Children’s Baptism FAQ’s

Do I need to be a member of Hosanna! or a Lutheran to have my child baptized?
No, but we would like you to consider Hosanna! to be your church home or faith community if you do not have one.

Do I need to have sponsors or godparents?

No. Many people choose to have them, but it is not required.

Can I be baptized with my child?
Yes.

What age can I baptize my child?
Any age is appropriate if parents are committed to supporting their child’s faith journey.

What does the child who is getting baptized wear?
Any outfit you choose.

Are we the only family?
No. In order to create a faith community, we have decided to have several families attending baptism. It is limited to
50 families.

Does Hosanna! perform private baptisms?
Emergency baptism requests are discerned by staff. Please contact childrens@hosannalc.org for consideration of an emergency baptism or for questions you may have.