Our practice as Baptists is to Baptise only believers. When children are born into our church family, we have a service of infant dedication instead. In our tradition the parents thank God for the gift of the child, and promise to bring their child up in the knowledge and love of Christ. The whole congregation joins them in that promise, to help and support wherever they are able. Some parents also nominate close friends or family members to be equivalent to Godparents, to take a leading role in supporting the child.