The Ridge typically holds a Child Dedication ceremony twice each year, once in the fall and once in the spring.
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.
Questions? Email us