Baptism & Step up


Welcome to Good Shepherd Para Vista. We are a vibrant church in the north-eastern suburbs of Adelaide, Australia, passionately seeking to take the message of hope in Jesus Christ to our community, our nation, and the world.

Through baptism, God joins people to Jesus and his saving work, adopts them into his family, and brings them into his Church. That’s why we celebrate baptisms in our Sunday worship services on allocated Sundays throughout the year.

For children
Baptism is the start of a journey with Jesus, requiring the ongoing nurture of parents and participation in a local church. If parents are looking towards baptism for their first child at Good Shepherd, we require them to attend a Having Your Child Baptised class offered two or three times each year.

For more information, please click on:

Baptism – Having Your Child Baptised at Good Shepherd

For adults
When adults come into a relationship with Jesus – trusting in his forgiveness and leadership over their lives – then baptism is usually the next step, along with continued participation in the life of a local church.

For more information, please click on: Adult Baptism.

What next?
After reading the above information, if you have any questions about baptism, or are considering baptism here at Good Shepherd, please contact one of our pastors, Rolly Stahl or Reid Matthias through the church office: Ph. 8263 5087

Step Up

Step Up is a program run annually at Good Shepherd that is designed to support you in preparing your child for receiving Holy Communion. Children who participate are usually around the age of 10 or are in Year 5 at school. It is vital that at least one parent attends each session with their child.

The program involves a Sunday shared lunch after the 10:30am service and four Friday night sessions which run for approximately an hour each. Each session is interactive with some stories presented from the Bible and opportunities for parents and children to explore questions together.

For more information, please click on: Step Up .

To express invest for the next Step Up program, please contact the Church Office (08 8263 5087) or email the Young Families Coordinator

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