Resources designed to render baptism meaningful to the entire congregation.Few services are more important in the life of the congregation than the service of baptism. Part of the Just in
Time! series, Baptism Services, Sermons, and Prayers provides prayers, litanies, sermon ideas, and other
resources designed to render baptism meaningful to the entire congregation. It also includes ideas for special baptismal
services, such as those associated with confirmation and youth retreats.
About the Author
Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.
Kenneth H. Carter Jr. is Resident Bishop of the Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. He is a moderator
of the Commission on a Way Forward and in 20182020 will serve as president of the Council of Bishops.
Bishop Carter is the author of ten books, including Pray for Me, A Way of Life in the World, The Gifted
Pastor, and Near the Cross. He is a contributor to Feasting on the Word and The Wesley Study
Bible. He formerly served as senior pastor of Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, where his
ministry was described by the American Religious Historian Diana Butler Bass in her Christianity for the Rest of Us,
and superintendent of the Smoky Mountain District in Western Northern Carolina, which included seventy churches across seven
counties, all in the region of Appalachia.