Child Dedication

Child Dedication Services

Child dedication is for families looking to make a commitment before the church that you will do your best to raise your child to find and follow Jesus. You are accepting a need to gain wisdom, encouragement and guidance. You’re also recognizing that God has a plan for your child’s life, and you want to help your children discover that plan. Please see below for the next child dedication service at your campus. *Note that all parents and guardians interested in dedicating their child are required to attend a mandatory parent gathering beforehand.

Greenfield Campus

Parent Gathering | Sunday, November 4 | 12:30-1:45p
Child Dedication Service | Saturday, November 17 | 10-11a

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Oak Creek Campus

Parent Gathering | Saturday, October 20 | 9-10a
Child Dedication Service | Saturday, November 3 | 10-11a

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The Importance of Dedication

As a parent, you are making a commitment before the church that you will do your best to raise your child to find and follow Jesus. You are accepting a need to gain wisdom, encouragement and guidance. You’re also recognizing that God has a plan for your child’s life, and that you want to help your children discover that plan.

Why child dedication?

The Bible gives us the best examples of child dedication:

  • Jesus's dedication is the first event recorded in the Bible after His birth. Luke 2:21-40
  • Additional references are found in 1 Samuel 1 & 2 and Proverbs 22: 6

what about godparents?

Child dedication does not require godparents. However, we speak of parents having mentors for their child, who are people that are willing to invest in your child’s life by building a relationship with them.

Is child dedication the same as baptism?

No. Child dedication does not ensure salvation. At The Ridge, we practice believer’s baptism, which means a person has already asked Jesus to live in their hearts and be their savior. Being baptized is a person’s chance to publicly declare that choice.

 Find out more about Child Baptism at The Ridge HERE

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