Parent Resources
At Encounter we want to PARTNER with the parent to help them step into their role as the spiritual leader in the home.
Here are a few resources to help you along the journey...
Baby-Dedication Baby Dedication
If you have a newborn or infant and you would like to have them dedicated during a service, we would love to help you with that.  A baby dedication is when the parent(s) make a commitment before the Lord and the church to raise their child according to God's word and God's ways so that child may come to an early faith in Jesus.  It is where the church also commits to come alongside the parent(s) to partner with their efforts.  
Here are some steps to take if you are interested in baptism:
 
  1. download the Baby Dedication Form, fill out and email to info@encounterchurchpa.com or drop off at info table at church
  2. a staff member will contact you to arrange a meeting with one of the pastors to discuss ceremony
  3. you will be scheduled for one of the services on Sunday
  4. plan to have your family come and celebrate
 
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Child/Teen Baptism
If your child or teen has accepted Christ and expresses an interest in being baptized we would love to help you make that happen!  Baptism is an outward expression of an inward transformation.  Jesus set the example for us as believers and so we practice full immersion baptism at Encounter.  
Here are some steps to take if you are interested in baptism:
 
  1. download Baptism Form, fill out and email to info@encoutnerchurchpa.com or drop off at info table at church
  2. a staff member will contact you to arrange a meeting with one of the pastors to discuss ceremony
  3. you will be scheduled for the next baptism service
  4. plan to have your family come and celebrate
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Parent Cue Resource
On Mainstreet and Upstreet we want to help parents leverage their time outside of church using the same strategy to teach their child about God.  The Parent Cue app can be downloaded onto your smartphone for $1.99
On the app, you will find the COOLEST activities (that mirror what your child is learning in church) to help you interact with your child during the 4 most important parts of their day:
Morning Time
Meal Time
Drive Time
Bed Time
 
The Bible App for Kids
This FREE app will help your kid fall in love with God's word.  It is an interactive and fun way to introduce your child to God's word.
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