I am 16 years old and I am thinking of becoming a christian and joining a church. I want to get christianed but nothing too big, just my dad, mum, brother, sister and my dad's parents. I wanted to know if I need to have godparents as I have been thinking for a long time now and I cannot think of anyone able to take on the responsiblity of a godparent. I'm not close enough with other members of the family and neither are my parents enough to entrust that title on anyone. Family friends are unable to take on this role either as nobody is close enough for it to feel right.
Any advice ?
Hi - I think you're onto something really good here - I became a Christain when I was 18 and it's been the centre of my life since then. I see you're from Surrey - I'm English too. Try out your local church and if they welcome you and you feel at home there, that's great. But if it doesn't feel right for you, there will be loads of other churches in your area, so keep going and keep asking God until you find the right one. And I agree that you won't need Godparents, but you might want to have one or two 'sponsors' who are Christians who will commit to praying for you and supporting you in your new life of faith. They need to be people from chuch whom you can relate to and trust. They might be a formal part of the baptism service or it might just be informal help and support, but it's good to have people like that - I've had some who were like extra parents to me, when I left home.
God bless you!
The purpose of Godparents are to help you in your spiritual walk. They are supposed to be more mature in the faith you are being brought up in and therefore are able to help you with questions you may have regarding your faith and other faiths. No you don't need Godparents to join a church. It is a big responsibility, one that people take far to lightly.
Congratulations that you want to be baptized. Just remember to do your homework and understand the purpose and meaning of this glorious undertaking. Ask for your pastors help to guide you. Pray about it too. Ask God who, if anyone, is able to help you from your family.
Also, talk to your family about it. They may or may not be interested but it will hurt their feelings if you don't at least discuss your choice with them.
Good luck and God bless.
This is wonderful that you want to receive Jesus Christ as savior... then to live a life that is pleasing to him,
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF GOD!!!
It is a wonderful thing to live your life according to the way God has in mind for you, walking with him and learning from him and his great big family, many blessings are in store for you, and life is good, in God, following him and his way, will spare you much heartache, that you might ordinarily face, without his guidelines, and spirit within. Apparently he is drawing you, or you would not be interested. Are your parents saved? Please continue to share with us here as you progress in your walk with the Lord, we would enjoy hearing about it. What Church are you going to be a part of?
My father has been baptised as a child but hasn't attended church. My family isn't particulary religious and my mother converted to buddahism and they are no longer married. My father and mother have no objections to what I can gather so far. I have been considering joining my local church for a couple of months now and I think I am ready to accept and learn what I must do. I think it is a Prodestant church not a catholic church. But I am still looking into which I will feel more comfortable with. I've been looking for my path for awhile now and I think this is another step to finding the real me.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. x
I could be wrong, but the role of godparents is to help raise the child in the faith. It isn't to designate who will have legal and physical custody of the child in the event a parent isn't able to be there.
By the way if this is incorrect in some area, I hope that someone will let me know.
Thanks, and Good Luck !!
I think you may be talking about a christening, no don't worry about that at all, it's something that catholics do with small children and infants, all you need to do is accept Jesus as savior and get baptized as a profession of your faith to the world.
I think that was a wonderful reply you gave and I think it's all very true.
It doesn't matter if you have godparents or not. Just make sure you have a solid faith.
I agree with the others. I don't think you have to have godparents. Good luck!
No you don't need godparents. Just get Baptized. And welcome to the Family.
what exactly do you mean by christianed
No sweetie you don't! And welcome!!!
No.But might depend on the chrurch.
What church are you joining?