15-22 October 2023

What's Baptism Week?

National Baptism Week is an opportunity and a prompt for churches, youth groups, small groups and ministries to celebrate, talk about and offer baptism.

Just as God came looking for us before we looked for him, we want to be a movement that’s pro-active in offering baptism as the tangible way of responding to the great news. Rather than waiting for people to apply, we want to make baptism into Christ as available as Christ himself is.

So a special week each year is simply a way to keep ourselves from being too quiet about it for too long!

How to join in

You can do it your own way – there’s no need to register or report back. Check out our Ideas Guide for different ways to join in, even if you won’t be having baptisms on that week.

Many churches are running Alpha, Next Steps, Faith Runs Deep or another gospel course in Term 3 and using Baptism Week as a response opportunity.

New Series from Olive Tree Media

Especially designed for use in the lead-up to National Baptism Week, Next Steps is a quality resource suitable for churches, small groups and youth groups.

Baptism explainers and guides

Planning a baptism or looking to share about baptism? Here are some resources to give to and work through with candidates

Guides and suggestions for baptisers

Whether it’s your first baptism or you have the joy of baptising often, here are some guides and suggestions you might find helpful.


We love hearing and sharing stories and photos (with permission) of people entrusting their lives to Christ in baptism. Share the joy and encourage others!

In partnership with

Australian Baptist Ministries Logo
Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT
Baptist Union of the Northern Territory Logo
Queensland Baptists Logo
Baptist Churches SA Logo
Tasmanian Baptists Logo
Baptist Union of Victoria Logo
Baptist Churches WA Logo