Register for Baby Dedication
The purpose of dedication is to allow Christian parents to make a formal commitment before family, congregation, and God that they choose to raise their children in a Christian home. We dedicate children 1 Sunday (usually the 3rd Sunday) several times a year.
The requirements to dedicate your child are:
1. The child is under the age of 6
2. You are a Christian parent
3. You have attended a Baby Dedication Class
How do I make arrangements to dedicate my child?
Click the "Click Here" link at the top of this page. If you have questions or any problems registering, call Christina at 408-979-3064. Please remember that attending the Dedication Class (first Wednesday of the dedication month you register from 7:20-9 pm) is mandatory. If you have never signed up online for an activity before you will need to make a user name first.
*If you have dedicated another child and have attended the dedication class within the last 2 years, you should not have to attend the class again. Please verify this when you sign up and then fill out and email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who do we dedicate?
Children-Birth through 5 years old
How much does it cost to dedicate a child?
$30. This includes: a dedication DVD, a children’s Bible, a special photo of your child taken during his/her dedication, and a parenting message on CD from Pastor Ken. (This is also what holds your child's spot as we can only dedicate up to 12 children per dedication). The $30 covers the first child; each additional sibling is $10 there after. If you decide to change your dedication date less than 6 weeks before the dedication, you will have to re-sign up, which would require a new contribution.
Why don’t we baptize?
We believe baptism is a choice to follow Jesus and must be made by the person being baptized. Very young children do not yet make life choices.
Why dedicate a child?
It is an opportunity for Christian parents to bring their young children before God and commit themselves to providing a Christian home and training for these children so that when they are mature enough to make decisions they will choose God and salvation through Jesus. It is actually a parents’ commitment to God, understanding their responsibility to their children before God.
How do you dedicate?
The process of dedication consists of parents (usually a group of 12) bringing their babies before family and friends to commit the child as Christian parents to the Lord. Our pastor prays over each child individually and then those attending the dedication join in prayer with the families.
When do we dedicate children?
We dedicate children several times a year after the 11:45 a.m. service in the Chapel. When you sign up it will indicate open dates you can sign up for.
Can we have others accompany us on stage?
We allow up to a max of 4 additional adults to accompany you on stage during your child's dedication. These 4 people are not required but may be Grandparents, Godparents, and/or other family or close friends.