Kids World - Children's Ministry

Parent/Child Dedications

What is Parent/Child Dedication?

This special service permits parents to publicly present their children to God and to make a commitment to bring their children up in a Christ-centered home*. At Northpointe, Parent/Child Dedication services are held typically once a year. Watch the calendar for details and visit the Registration page to sign up.

What does it signify?

It is a parent’s act of dedication, making a spiritual commitment to God concerning the upbringing of their child. This commitment involves a lifestyle of praying for the child, teaching from God’s Word and setting a Christ-like example for the child.

How is this different from baptism?

Dedication is not infant baptism. It does not indicate or assure salvation. At Northpointe, we believe that every person must exercise personal faith in Christ when he or she is old enough to understand the gospel. For an indepth explanation of baptism at Northpointe, please visit the baptism page of the NCC main website.

Where in Scripture is there a precedent for dedication of a child?

Hannah presented her son, Samuel, to the Lord in Shiloh (1 Sam. 1:11).
Jesus was also dedicated to God (Luke 2:22) and He allowed little children to come to Him for His blessing (Matt. 19:13-15).

If your heart is in agreement with the purpose and the motive of the Parent/Child Dedication, then we invite you to participate. We consider this a sincere promise to God that flows out of your commitment to Jesus Christ.

*We welcome single parents or families with only one believing spouse to dedicate their children as well.

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