FirstStep and Baptism


Making your child's faith decision meaningful and memorable TOGETHER!

Carmel believes that parents are the primary disciple makers and that making disciples at home should be the most important mission. The FirstStep class is a part of the strategy to equip parents to lead their child into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and celebrate the Milestone of Salvation.

First Step is an interactive, 4-week class for children in grades 2-6 (1st graders are welcome to register and attend starting January of their 1st grade year) and their parents, who are ready to follow Jesus as Savior. This is developed for families to explore and learn together and identify spiritual essentials such as: Who Jesus is, Faith and belief, Biblical Truth, Personal Sin, Repentance, Salvation, Baptism and Communion in a child friendly way.

FirstStep is a requirement before a child takes their First Step of obedience through baptism/ We strongly recommend any child who has been baptized from a previous church take the First Step class as a new member's class so we all are on the same pages.

First Step is only offered during certain months on Sunday mornings. To make the class interactive, class size is limited and preregistration is required.

FirstStep is taught by Sean Lee, our CarmelKidz Ministry Director, and Allison Blaylock, Ministry Associate.

We recommend that first graders wait until at least January of their first grade year to register for the FirstStep Class.

If you have a question, please contact Carmelkidz Ministry.


FirstStep registration is now open for January, 2019.   The January 2019 class will meet on the following dates: January 6, 13, 20 and 27.  Once you register you will not be contacted again until the week of the start of class.  At that time we will send you a reminder of the class time and class location. The January 2019 class will meet during the 9:30 DC hour.  Please note:  we recommend 1st graders wait until at least January of their 1st grade year to take the class. We do ask that at least 1 parent attend the FirstStep class with their child.