Baby Dedications are sweet and fun. We do them for five reasons:
• Rejoice – Our congregation celebrates with the parents.
• Thank – We express our gratitude to God for this gift of new life.
• Commit – The parents commit before God to do their best to raising the child well, particularly to bring the child up in the knowledge of the Gospel, in hopes that someday that child will place his or her faith in Christ and be baptized. In this way, it’s really more of a Parent Dedication, because the baby commits to nothing.
• Help – The congregation commits to surround the parents with love, support, encouragement and prayer.
• Pray – We ask for God’s continued blessing on the baby and parents.
Typically, baby dedication services are held twice per year. A meeting for parents is held on a Sunday preceding the dedication. A detailed explanation of baby dedication is presented, and parents are free to ask any questions they may have.
The baby dedication service is designed for children under two years old, and you are not required to be a member of our church to participate.
September 24th: There will be a mandatory parent meeting on at 10 a.m. in the Tank.
October 8th: Baby Dedication in all 3 services.
Baby dedication is not the same as baptism. Redemption Chapel does not baptize babies since they are not able to make decisions about repentance and salvation. The Bible makes it clear that a person should repent and believe before being baptized.
Baby Dedication services are, in part, designed for Christian parents to commit to raising their children in the Lord. Therefore, as part of the registration process, each parent participating in the dedication will be asked to submit his or her faith story (a brief description of how you entered into your relationship with Jesus). After submitting this online registration, you will be contacted and asked to email us your faith story two weeks prior to the dedication service. If you already have one on file with our church, we’ll let you know that you don’t need to resubmit one. Also, if you’re not sure if you’re a Christian or when you became a Christian, relax and just tell us that.