Children are a gift from God (Psalm 127:3) and parents are called to the task of impressing His commands on their hearts (Deut. 6:6-7). This involves purposefully leading our children and Parent-Child Dedication signifies an ongoing commitment to this task. It also signifies a commitment of our church body to provide a loving, Biblical community that supports and prays for our families.
Parent Child Dedication is not the same as infant baptism. We believe baptism is a public statement of faith that can only be made by someone who has personally believed in Christ and infants are unable to make a decision to believe in Jesus.
Parent-Child Dedication is, however, an opportunity for parents to determine what matters most in their children’s lives and to consider, at the beginning of the parenting journey, how they can reflect those values as they lead their children.
If you have trusted in Christ as your Savior, you’re invited to participate in this service. While parents most often dedicate their children while they are young, they may be dedicated at any age.