We’re so glad that you’re interested in dedicating your child and hope that this experience will provide comfort, support, and encouragement for you as you embark on this journey of parenthood.
What is Parent/Child Dedication?
Parent/Child Dedication is a time for parents to publicly dedicate their child to God and to dedicate themselves to bringing up their child to know the Lord and to follow in his ways.
Is this the same as baptism?
Dedication differs from baptism in that baptism is a conscious act of obedience on the part of the one being baptized to declare his or her faith in Christ, while in baby dedication you are making the decision on behalf of your child. After a child is dedicated, we hope that he or she comes to accept Christ as Savior and eventually evidence that relationship through baptism.
Who is it for?
Parent/Child dedication is reserved for parents ready to commit publicly to provide an example before their child that is Christ-like in thought, word, and deed. Parent/Child Dedications are for families that have attended Black Rock for at least six months.
How do I prepare?
In preparation for that commitment, parents will be required to attend an orientation and sign Black Rock’s Christ-follower’s Lifestyle Statement.
- Parent/Child dedication at Black Rock Church is for any child under the age of two.
- You must have attended Black Rock Church for at least six months.
- You must be able to attend the required parent orientation meeting, and complete the required paperwork.
- You must sign and return the Christ Followers Lifestyle statement mailed in your Parent/Child dedication packet.