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Christian Post interviews Elevation Church about spontaneous baptisms
"So when we do them (baptisms), the tanks are all outside, the changing areas are all outside, we rent huge tents, people don't know where to go so we've gotta have volunteers to lead the way so that people know which direction to go." (Christian Post)
Church school demand triggers middle class ‘rush to the font'
Although the numbers of families having babies christened are growing steadily, demand for baptism from those with older children – mostly preschool age – are growing three times as fast. According to the Church of England’s Christenings Project – an ongoing “market research” programme on baptisms, their motives are often mixed. (Telegraph)
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