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35 Congratulatory Messages for the Newly Baptised on Their Special Day

35 Congratulatory Messages for the Newly Baptised on Their Special Day

Baptism is an important religious ritual that is celebrated by Christians all over the world to show their dedication to their faith. When someone takes this important step in their life, it’s customary to say “Congrats on baptism”.

People get baptized for different reasons, whether they just became Christian, want to reaffirm their commitment to their faith, or even repent for their sins. Some couples get baptized together and give their children up for infant baptism.

Whatever the reason, such a huge decision deserves a big congrats. Here are 35 messages that will help you say “Congrats on baptism” on their special day.


7 messages to say “Congrats on baptism” for someone who got baptized because they wanted to show their faith and commitment to Christianity

There are many people who are Christian yet have not been baptized because they don’t believe they’re quite ready for that commitment, especially if they have things they are still working through.
Here are some messages to say “Congrats on baptism” to people who have decided they are ready to commit to their Christian faith:

01“This is a day you’ll remember for the rest of your life. It is the day you gave your life to the Lord fully. May you reap all the blessings in store for you.”
It is good to send this message when you want to remind the person that getting baptized is a big deal, and it’s something that he/she should be proud of.


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02“Choosing to get baptized is a big deal, and some of us take longer than others to take that step. I’m just happy you did things in your own time, and your commitment was genuine.”
Use this when the person has had ample opportunities to get baptized but has put it off because he/she knew he/she was not ready. It says that you respect the decision and know that it was genuine.


03“I am so happy you’ve decided to get baptized. You’ve been a part of our congregation for quite some time now, so it doesn’t come as a surprise.”
Use this when a member who has been there for a while did not get baptized until now. It says that you saw it coming and that it’s a good thing.


04“Congrats on your baptism. Sending well wishes for your next step in your journey to Christ.”
This is good to use with someone you don’t know that well, but you still want to show support.


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05“I look forward to seeing what else your journey to Christianity has in store for you and your family. I hope to see them lined up soon to take the next step.”
It is good to use this when one member of a family has decided to get baptized, and you know the rest will soon. It says that you are welcoming them all to the faith.


06“This is a good thing. I am so happy and glad you are now baptized and are a full-fledged member of this church.”
Some churches don’t consider people to be full members unless they are baptized. If your church is like that, then this is good to use.


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07“Congratulations on getting baptized. May God’s grace surround you now and forevermore.”
Use this when someone who you don’t know very well gets baptized. It helps when members of the congregation are supportive because it makes the person feel like they are a part of it.


7 messages to say “Congrats on baptism” for someone who got baptized as a symbol of their new beginning and commitment to living a good life

When people come to a point in their life when they want to dedicate themselves to God, they typically get baptized as a way to show their commitment to living a good life. It begins with classes to prepare them for the next step and ends with being baptized by the pastor/reverend.
Here are 7 messages to say “Congrats on baptism” for someone who is new to the Christian faith:

08“Welcome to our church. I look forward to learning more about you and sharing in this extraordinary endeavor to living a Christ-like life.”
Use this when someone new has joined your church intending to get baptized. This is a message you can write to show that you welcome the decision.


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09“I feel blessed to be able to witness another person joining our church and making the decision to get baptized in the name of Christ. Congrats!”
Use this when the new member has decided to get baptized after a short time and you want to congratulate them.


10“Our congregation welcomes anybody brave enough to dedicate their lives to the Lord. Congratulations on the beginning of a new life!”
It is good to use this when the person is young, or from a background that isn’t Christian. It helps make them feel secure in their decision.



11“Today is the day you made that wonderful decision to give your life over to the Lord. May your decision be one you come to appreciate for years to come.”
It is good to use this when you want to highlight just how special getting baptized is. It lets the person know that the decision will be one that he/she will be grateful for.


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12“May the Holy Spirit guide you as you embark on your spiritual adventure.”
This is a quick message you can send to a newcomer to give your well wishes after their baptism.


13“Congrats on taking the leap and getting baptized. Now, you are a soldier in God’s army, and you will continue to spread His word and teach others to know the peace and enlightenment you’ve come to receive.”
Use this when you want to highlight the responsibility of the person now that they are baptized and a part of the church. It is to live a good Christian life and encourage others to do the same.


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14“It’s with great pleasure that I welcome you to your new beginning and commitment to live a life in the name of God. There is much more to come.”
Use this when you want to let the person know that this is just the beginning of the journey and it will only get better once they continue down this path.


7 messages to say “Congrats on baptism” for someone who got baptized as an act of repentance for their sins

We’re all sinners, and nobody is perfect. What matters is that we repent for our sins and ask for forgiveness.
What better way to repent than to get baptized? Some people even get baptized a second time when they’ve lost their way and want to come back to the Lord.
Here are 7 messages to say “Congrats on baptism” for someone who got baptized as an act of repentance for their sins:

15“Who are we to judge when the Lord loves us all, even the sinner on the cross? Welcome to our church!”
This message is about Jesus forgiving the criminal on the cross as they were both being crucified. It says that you don’t care about the past and are happy he/she decided to join.


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16“Your slate is wiped clean and you are among the blessed. Worry no more, the Lord is with you.”
This says that baptism is a chance for a fresh start and the person does not have to be worried about their past being revealed to the church.


17“As Christians, we are taught to love everyone, even those who have wronged us and others. I forgive you for all that has happened and hope we can worship together someday.”
Use this when a person who has done you or someone you know wrong has decided to get baptized as an act of repentance. It says that you forgive him/her for what happened.


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18“Lay down your burdens at the feet of the Lord and He shall take care of them for you. Congratulations on getting baptized.”
This message says that he/she should confess his/her sins to the Lord so he/she can be forgiven.


19“I am so happy to learn that you have left your past behind, and have decided to commit yourself to your new life. I wish you all the best.”
Say this when you know what kind of life the person had before, but you want to make it known that it won’t be held against him/her. It also wishes them luck on turning over a new leaf.



20“We are all sinners in the eyes of the Lord and are all working to live better lives. I welcome all He has planned for you, and pray your journey to Christianity is fulfilling.”
This is a good message to use when the person is doubtful about their chances to be forgiven. It says that nobody is perfect and that he/she is on the right path.


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21“Congrats on your baptism. Life has been tough for you, but the God I serve always looks out for His children.”
Use this when life has dealt the person some hard hands which have led to bad decisions. It says that things are about to change now that he/she is committed to being a Christian.


7 congratulatory messages for someone who had their child baptized

When somebody gets their child baptized, it’s a promise from the parents to God to guide their child in His way, and to always be an example to the child of what a Christian should be.
These are 7 messages to say “Congrats on baptism” for parents who had their child baptized:

22“Today begins the journey of your child into the Kingdom of Christ. Guide him/her well.”
Use this when you want to remind the parents of their role in their child’s Christian path. It says they are responsible for teaching him/her the right way.


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23“Congrats on the baptism of your dear son/daughter. I know he/she will lead a blessed life.”
This is good to use when you aren’t familiar with the parents but want to send your good wishes nonetheless.


24“It is a good thing to raise a child in the ways of the Lord. Thank you for dedicating your child to our faith.”
This is good to use when you want to let the parents know how much you appreciate their decision to bring their child into the church so that he/she can be raised in the right way.


25“The start of a child’s spiritual journey is a joyous one. I am so blessed to have witnessed the beginning of another of the Lord’s disciples.”
It is good to say this when you are excited about the baptism of the child, and how he/she will blossom once brought up in the church.


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26“Congrats on the baptism of your child. May God bless you with more wondrous moments like this.”
This is another good message to use when you aren’t close with the parents but want to send well wishes. It says that you hope they will remain blessed and prosperous.


27“Your child is now a part of a community of people who will be there to nourish, protect and guide him/her on the right path. God bless.”
Use this to say that you and other members of the church are ready and willing to help guide your child in the ways of Christianity.



28“May he/she learn to walk in the path of the Lord, and reap the blessings of a good Christian. I pray this brings you and your family endless joy and comfort.”
This message says that you know the parents will be pleased with their decision as they will all be blessed and find happiness in being Christians.


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7 messages to say “Congrats on baptism” for a couple who got baptized together

A relationship founded on God is sure to last a lifetime. Couples sometimes get baptized together to show their commitment and dedication to their religion.
Here are 7 messages to say “Congrats on baptism” for a couple who got baptized together:

29“It is always good to see a couple devote their lives to serving God. Your life will be filled with the blessings and joy that come from our Maker.”
Use this when you don’t quite know the couple, but you are happy to know that there are still couples out there dedicating their lives to Christianity. It’s a way to send well wishes and show you’re pleased with the situation.


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30“I know God is smiling down on you and your husband/wife on this wonderful day. Congrats on getting baptized together.”
This is also good for couples you don’t know very well, but you can also use it for couples who have strayed and are now back in the Church, living in the way God intended.


31“This baptism will serve as a solid foundation for your relationship to thrive. Let His guiding light direct you going forward, from this day and forever.”
It is good to use this when the couple is young, or the relationship is fresh. It says that you strongly believe in the importance of God in a relationship because that’s the only way it will prosper.


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32“As your relationship with God grows and strengthens, so will your relationship with each other. You will be surrounded by his grace and blessing.”
This message says that couples tend to fare better when they both have common interests and beliefs. So, getting baptized will bring them closer together.


33“This is an important time in both of your lives. It is like you two got married once again. Go forth and live in the blessing and honor of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Use this to stress the importance of the commitment the couple has made. It says that you have a good feeling about what’s to come.


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34“We are all baptized under one body, so as your union in Christ begins, you will be supported by a group of loyal followers, eager to live up to His good name. Congrats again.”
This shows that you and the rest of the members will be there to help the couple in whichever way is needed and that they are all a part of your family.


35“I was so happy to hear that the two of you have decided to get baptized together. This is an exciting time and you should both be very proud.”
This is best used when you’re close to the couple. It says you’re genuinely happy that these two have decided to take this leap and that it is something to be proud of.



Everyone’s journey is different. What matters is that we all end up in the same place, and serve the same God.
When someone you know gets baptized, they will still need your help and guidance to stay on the correct path. Saying “Congrats on baptism” is one way to show and pledge your support.