These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your childrean. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. - Deut. 6:6-7
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. -Prov. 22:6
We dedicate our children to God as a public commitment to raise them to follow Jesus. When you dedicate your child, you are affirming that God has given your child to you as a gift. You are also partnering with our church to increase the spiritual influence in your family and to support each other because we're better together.
WHAT IT ISN'T
This dedication is not a baptism. It does not guarantee that your child will be a follower of Jesus, but it is a great first step to build a foundation of faith.
Child dedication is a public commitment that adds significance to this next step for families. In the future when life gets hectic, parents can look back and remember the promise they made to God to train their child in His ways. Our church can provide support and encouragement, but parents are the biggest spiritual influence in the life of their child. We want to support parents in this commitment to go beyond church on Sundays to take greater steps of faith as a family.
The first step is to fill out a registration form and we will follow up with you. There is a one-time required Parent Session about a month before the event. We typically host Child Dedication during a service on Sunday morning in May and sometimes in November.