Child Dedication

Child dedications are a commitment made between the child’s family and their church family, to raise the child in an environment where they can know, and have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Even though it’s called child dedication, it’s really more about the dedication of the parents and our church. We don’t practice *infant baptism at Evident because we follow the model of the first century church and the apostles by observing adult believer baptism. It is our hope and prayer that each child fulfills their dedication by making a personal choice for Jesus later in life and follows that decision with water baptism. (*for more on Infant Baptism see our “Baptism” information sheet at Guest Services) 

Although it’s called a child dedication, it’s really more about the dedication of the parents. During the dedication we ask the parents to commit to the following things: 

  • Praying for your children daily.

  • Teaching them about Jesus and God’s eternal principles from the Bible.
 
  • Faithfully attending church with your kids.

  • Modeling a Christ-like life at work, in the home, in your marriage, and as parents. 


“As surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the Lord.  I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.  So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.” 


 - 1 Samuel 1:26-28


“Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from
 there.” 


- Matthew 19:13-15


Sons are a heritage from the Lord, 

Children a reward from him.


- Psalm 127:3


“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. 


- Deuteronomy 6:4-9


The process

  1. Sign-up online
  2. Someone from from Evident will contact you to see if you have any questions.
  3. 
You will be asked to write and read a short personal prayer of dedication for your child/children. 
  4. You and your child/children will be included in a Sunday morning worship service.

  5. A pastor will pray during the service for you and your child/children.