We are excited that you are interested in dedicating your child to the Lord! The purpose of Parent Commitment and Child Dedication is for parents to present their child before God and the church, committing to seek after His grace and wisdom in carrying out their responsibilities.
We believe Psalm 127:3, which says “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Parent Commitment/Child Dedication is a time for us to celebrate and thank God for the gift of your children. It’s also a time for you, as parents, to commit to model what following Jesus looks like and to raise your children to understand that they are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, to believe that the Bible is absolute Truth, and to know the importance of committing to a community of faith through the local church.
During the dedication service, parents promise before God, their family, and the church to raise their child in a God-honoring way. Because parents are the key role models for their children, we ask that they commit to the following before dedicating their child:
- Parent(s) have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- Parent(s) are regular attenders of Crossroads Church services and are following Christ in their own life
- Parent(s) agree with our church’s beliefs and values
- Parent(s) commit to modeling personal purity and to lead by example in matters of faith and conduct. That means living a life of sexual purity according to God's standards.
The next Child Dedication Sunday is September 24 in both services.
What actually happens during child dedications?
On Parent Commitment and Child Dedication Sunday, parents gather on stage with their child or children and publically commit to train their child in the ways of God in hopes that one day that child will make a decision for themselves to place their personal faith in Jesus Christ.
Some of our leaders will gather around and pray for each family as you make this wonderful commitment before God and your church family!