RE: The main features of a Christian upbringing and how it may lead to belief in God.

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  • A Christian Upbringing
    • Baptism
      • What is it?
        • The Christian initiation ceremony that welcomes a person into the Christian community.
      • How it may lead to belief in God
        • Introduces a child into the church.
        • Godparents, friends and the congregation  promise to bring the infant up in the Christian faith and to be a good Christian example.
        • Means that the child will be brought up as a Christian.
    • Worship
      • What is it?
        • Praising God.
      • How it my lead to belief in God...
        • Young child is taken to Church regularly.
        • Taught in a factual way about Jesus, God and the early Church.
        • The most memorable events will be Christian events such as Easter and Christmas.
        • Faith is developed and encouraged through worship.
    • School
      • What is it?
        • Christian parents often choose a Church school.
      • How it may lead to belief in God...
        • Christian schools will surround the child with a strong Christian community.
        • The child will continue to be taught about the Christian faith.
        • The child will feel like it belongs in this Christian community as its faith continues to be developed.
    • Being part of the community
      • What is it?
        • Churches often provide social events to bind the community together.
      • How it may lead to belief in God...
        • At Church social events such as prayer meetings, Bible study groups, youth clubs or parties, members of the Christian community can meet.
        • Church social events can give a child a sense of belonging, which helps the young person express their faith and build friendships within the Church.
        • The young person is an active member of the community and continues to strengthen its faith.
    • Adulthood
      • What is it?
        • The community has remained an important part of the person's life.
      • How it may lead to faith in God...
        • The person's beliefs stay with them as the child becomes an adult.
        • The child is likely to stay a Christian and pass their beliefs onto their children.


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