"Rev. Dave: We can not thank you enough for the great job you did for us on our wedding day. From the first time we met you, you have made us feel so comfortable and at ease. Thank you for making us feel so relaxed and for lending me your Kleenex. With many thanks."
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Ottawa Baptisms by Ordained Minister
The Stable Ministries: Offers Christian Baptisms & Christenings By An Ordained Minister
A Christian Baptism must be by an Ordained Christian Minister not by an ordinary Officiant from one of those commercial wedding web sites that do not belong to any Christian denomination or is associated with something totally against your belief system
For years I have seen many couples, who did not belong to a church, having only one option to have their children Christened, and that was by a commercial wedding site. By officiants who are not Ordained Ministers. Baptism is a Sacrament ordained by Christ and should be only done by an Ordained Minister of a Christian Denomination. Please check if the officiant is ordained and belongs to an official Christian denomination, not some group that pretends they are.
Mark's Gospel (Mark 10:13-15)
They brought children for Jesus to touch. The disciples rebuked them, but when Jesus saw them he was indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not try to stop them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it." And he put his arms round them, and blessed them.
Apostle John's Epistle (1 John 3: 1-2)
Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us, by letting us be called God's children; and that is what we are. My dear people, we are already the children of God but what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed; all we know is, that when it is revealed we shall be like him because we shall see him as he really is.
It has been my pleasure and honour to conduct a Christian Baptism or Christenings of the children of many Couples who I have married over the years, it would be my great pleasure to perform your child's Baptism. Below are some things you should consider when looking for a Officiant to conduct your child's Baptism.
What Is A Christian Baptism or Christening: It Is A Holy Sacrament
I would like to point out to you that you may find non-ordained Officiant's who provided "Baptisms". But in a real sense they are called "Naming Ceremonies" or "Welcoming Ceremonies" which are very secular and non-Christian. The Baptism performed is only a very minor part of the ceremony. In a true sense they where not Christian Baptisms or even performed by a Christian Minister. For the most part 80-90% of officiants are not Ordained Christian Ministers. Baptism is a Christian Sacrament, a consecrated ordinance called by Christ for us to do. To bring the child into the family of God through the faith of their family.
Who Should Perform this Holy Sacrament?: An Ordained Minister
Many officiants that you may find through the Internet or yellow pages, who say they conduct Baptism's are not Ordained Christian Ministers. These Officiants maybe registered with an ecumenical church who accepts all religious and non-religious belief systems and are given lay status. They have no Christian theological training.
Is Our Baptism Associated With Any Particular Denomination?
No. All may access my services. There is no pressure on anyone to explain their Christian spirituality or present former church affiliation. The parents are not asked to affirm to any particular Christian belief system or to involve themselves in any organization. Just profess a belief in the Risen Christ and the child's Baptism will be Christian through the faith of the parents, sanctified before God.
I am an Ordained Minister with the The Evangelical Christian Church in Canada, a church recognized and registered by and with the Canadian government, also affiliated with the largest Evangelical Christian association The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada comprising of dozens of churches throughout Canada and North America. The Baptismal papers will state the name of my Ministry "The Stable Ministries" and the name of the ECC. I am also a Director of the National Church Council for the ECC.
Where Can The Baptism or Christening Be Held?
You can hold your child's Baptism in the privacy of your own home, garden, or use our personally built Chapel. If you wish, for a small extra fee other of your children may be Baptized at the same time.
Can I Include Others In The Ceremony?
You may wish to include your older children in the Baptism as well as your new baby. The Ceremony is the perfect opportunity to declare your promises to your child before family and friends. It's also the perfect opportunity to involve relatives, such as grandparents, and maybe other adult friends. It is nice to have supporting adults or God parents, allowing them to confirm their special relationship with your child and share their promises at the ceremony in front of you and the guests.
Is The Baptismal Papers Recognized Or Have Legal Status?
Our Baptismal Certificate given at the end of the ceremony will be proof for you and your child that a Christian Baptism was performed. This Certificate can be used in the future by your child to prove their Baptism if they chose to draw closer to a Christian faith community. Also the Certificate can be used if the child is to be enrolled into a Christian school. Baptismal papers are not legal documents like a Birth Certificate but are necessary for a child to prove they are part of the Christian community.
What is Required For A Baptism or Christening?
The only requirement is a desire for the Parent's to have their child Baptized into the Christian Community. For the new born it is the faith of the Parents and Family that stands in for the infant to be Baptized. For a older child it can be their desire and decision.
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