Swimming Pool Mission
Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community have developed mission around swimming by providing a space for a swimming pool toddler group, plus a venue for child and adult baptisms.
Overtly Christian in its nature, Aqua Bears and Prayers Toddler Group provides an opportunity for pre-schoolers and their parent / carer to hear Bible stories, sing worship songs and pray together.
The swimming pool can also be used for child and adult baptisms in a range of different formats. Talking to parents the team realised some families were uncomfortable with the promises they and Godparents are asked to make during a traditional baptism service.
There will, therefore, be a range of options for families to choose from. These will include traditional church Baptisms, Naming and Dedication services and full immersion Baptisms in a pool. Liturgy for each type of service will be tailored accordingly.