Child Dedication - What is It?
In the New Testament, we see parents bringing their children to Jesus. He welcomed them and blessed them, but He did not baptize them. Nor did He not tell anyone else to baptize them. It is clear from Scripture that baptism is for those who have made a personal commitment of their lives to follow Christ and are old enough to understand what that means.
In child dedication, parents publically express their desire to partner with God and their church family in raising their child. Dedication does not impart salvation to a child. Salvation comes only through trusting personally in Jesus Christ and His work on the cross. Instead of baptizing children, we encourage Christian parents to dedicate their children.
If you are interested in having your child dedicated please click here. Our next child dedication opportunity is Sunday, October 7, 2018.