I think it should be his decision and talk to the pastor about how they do it. IMO Baptism is an outward sign of an internal change. If he has decided he wants to commit his life to being a Christian then he can follow it with a public sign of the change. Our Church will baptize in the church publicly or privately, in a pool or a lake. They will let anyone do the baptizing (not just preacher) but I could baptize my dd or my best friend if they ask me. The important thing is thay your child is aware of the choice they are making because it is a commitment for them, not for you.
at 10:20 AM on Aug. 25, 2009