Child Dedications really are more about the parents than their children.  It's an event that marks your spiritual commitment as a parent to your child and a promise to raise him or her up in the ways of Christ.   We love seeing parents take this step in their families! 

About Dedications and Baptisms

What's the difference?  While we respect other traditions, we believe that the evidence in scripture for baptism is for those who have already put their trust in Jesus Christ.  Baptism is a personal decision to go public after placing your faith in Christ.  Dedications, on the other hand, are more of a parents decision rather than a child's decision.  Parents are making a commitment to raise their child in an environment where they can personally experience and know Christ.  

What Child Dedications Look Like At Turning Point

Our child dedications take place during our weekend service a few times a year.  The dedication experience is a time that is personal and celebratory.  There is a brief exchange between you and our pastor during the service were you make a commitment to raise your child in knowing Christ.  We close with a time of prayer and the rest of our church community celebrating and honoring you.  No worries, there is no long public speaking required on your part.  In advance of the dedication, we go over all of the details to make sure you are comfortable and knowledgeable.    

What Are The Requirements?

Parent(s) of the child being dedicated must fill out the child dedication application completely and turn it in by the next due date.   The application is emailed to you once you sign up for child dedication. 

If you are interested in having your child dedicated, you can start the process by signing up below. 

Biblical Passages To Review

Here are some key passages for you to look at related to your child's dedication.  

Deuteronomy 6:4-9Deuteronomy 12:281 Samuel 1:27-28Psalms 127:3-5Proverbs 20:7Proverbs 22:6Mark 10:13-16