Learning Strategies for "Living Our Baptism"

Celebration of Baptism - General

Family Take It Home : A Talk about Baptism (CENetwork Resource)

Milestone Ministry Links 

Water Came Down by Walt Wangerin, Jr. resource for parents 

NEW! A New Creation Watercolor Project on Baptism (CENetwork Resource) for confirmation students

NEW! Link to Vibrant Faith at Home . . . Your Baptism Day – an activity to use at home to celebrate the anniversary of baptism

NEW!  Link to Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry . . . Baptism Symbols Play Dough Mat

NEW!  A Congregational Journey to Reaffirmation of Baptism (M.Flekke) – incorporating baptismal promises into a series of worship services

Living Our Baptism - Five Gifts of Discipleship Resources

Five Gifts of Discipleship Icons  in .png format.  If .jpg works better for you or you prefer icons with a transparent background, please contact us! (CENetwork Resource)

Five Gifts of Discipleship Bottlecap Cross Craft (CENetwork Resource) 

Living Our Baptism Activity Centers (Nebraska Synod)  

Link to ELCA Living Our Baptism Implementation Guide Five Gifts of Discipleship

Link to ELCA Living Our Baptism Bible Studies: Five Gifts of Discipleship - How Do We Live Our Baptism 

NEW!  Exploring Our Baptismal Promises – A Lenten Devotional for Families (CENetwork Resource)

NEW! Link to ELCA Living Our Baptism . . . New Member Orientation with Five Gifts

NEW! Link to ELCA Daily Faith Practices Bible Studies incorporating the Five Gifts of Discipleship and the Second Lesson from the Lectionary

Living Our Baptism – “Live Among God’s Faithful People” (First Gift)

NEW! Link to ELCA Explanation of “Live Among God’s Faithful People”

NEW! Cards of Caring (CENetwork Resource) for Valentine’s Day or other occasions; connecting to the Gift of Discipleship “to live among God’s faithful people.”

NEW! Every Day and Sunday, Too by Gail Ramshaw – a picture book that can be used to discuss “Live Among God’s Faithful People” at home or church, but also good for any of the Five Gifts

NEW! Link to Vibrant Faith at Home . . . Getting Ready to Worship – an activity to use at home, connecting with “to live among God’s faithful people.”

Living Our Baptism - Seasonal and Thematic

Splash Party Baptism Celebration for Young Families (CENetwork Resource)

Living Our Baptism - Five Gifts of Discipleship Lenten Calendar for Families (CENetwork Resource) 

Link to ELCA Living Our Baptism . . . during Epiphany 

Link to ELCA Living Our Baptism . . . during Lent 

Baptism of Jesus Intergenerational Event  (D. Shallue)

NEW! Link to ELCA Living Our Baptism . . . During Easter

Background Readings

Invitation from Rev. Juli Lejman-Guy, President CENetwork    

The Christian Way of Life: It Begins with Immersion by Deborah A. Streicher

Life of Faith Initiative and ELCA Faith Practices Ministry: Partnering to Live Out Faith in Daily Life in New Ways by Brenda K. Smith

NEW! Baptism: A User’s Guide by Martin E. Marty