Parent Child Dedication
The Bible tell us that 'children are a blessing and a gift from God' (Psalm 127:3). At Crossroads, we offer a ceremony to thank God for this blessing and make promises to Him to lead our children into a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. We call this ceremony a Parent Child Dedication. We offer dedications several times a year.
The next Dedication Service is scheduled for August. More information will be communicated as it becomes available.
Questions? Email Josh.
Parents, please fill out this card after you have completed a dedication class or meeting.
Dedication is a ceremony, where parents thank God for the child that He has blessed them with and make promises to Him to raise this child to know about Him.
Crossroads is part of the Evangelical Covenant Denomination, which embraces both infant dedication and infant baptism. The distinction in the infant baptism at Crossroads is that we do not believe that baptism imparts salvation (this is not their ticket to heaven) – which happens through a personal faith commitment to Jesus Christ.
That is up to you, some parents choose to have them, and some don’t. If you do choose to have godparents, they do not need to be your siblings and they do not need to be one male and one female. We believe that godparents should be people that you know to be believers of Jesus – someone that as your child grows will be able to see how they live and know what it means to be a Christian.
No, the ceremony is free, but if you would like to make a donation to the church, you are more than welcome to do so.
No, we encourage you to participate in our group dedications!
Baptism is a ceremony where water is sprinkled (or the individual is immersed in water) symbolizing new life. Our denomination believes that infant baptism looks forward toward salvation and adult (or “believer’s) baptism looks back at salvation that has taken place. Backward or forward—they both point to salvation that comes only through Jesus Christ.
No, but we would ask that you be an attender and that you agree to our values and our doctrines.
In front of your friends and family, you will be committing to God and your child that you will put God at the very center of your life and that others (especially your child) will know that you are a Christian by what you say and what you do. You are also committing to do everything in your power to point your child to a relationship with Jesus.
1) Register for a ceremony and class.
2) Complete the card (above).
Some parents dress their child in an ornate, white gown. Other parents dress their child in a nicer outfit. Either way is okay. Crossroads is a come as you are church, so your child (as well as your guests) are welcome to dress however they’d like.