Children are a gift from the Lord
Pslam 123:3

We are excited that you are interested in dedicating your child to the Lord. The purpose of Parent/Child dedication is for parents to present their child before God and the church, and embrace the responsibility God has given them, and understand the impact they can have on their child's life. 

During the dedication service, parents promise before God, their family, and the church to raise their child in a God-honoring way. Because parents are the key role models for their children, we ask that they commit to the following before dedicating their child:

  • Parent(s) have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Parent(s) are regular attenders of CrossPoint's weekend services and are following Christ in their own life.
  • Parent(s) agree with our church’s beliefs and values, which can be found in our Statement of Faith.
  • Parent(s) commit to modeling personal purity and to lead by example in matters of faith and conduct. That means living a life of sexual purity according to God's standards.

We know parenting can be tough and we want to partner with you. As a church, we are committed to helping equip and empower parents in that calling and help families raise God-honoring kids. We are honored to be entrusted with that incredible privilege.

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Common Questions

You do not need to be a member of CrossPoint to dedicate your child. We do ask that families call CrossPoint home. In dedicating your child to God, you are stating that you are willing to partner with God and the Church to raise your child in cooperation with God’s intentions. As your church family, we are here to partner with you as the body of Christ and support you as a family unit.

Yes! Child dedication signifies the commitment of parents, including single parents, to do their best to raise their child to be a follower of Jesus Christ. We encourage single parents to include any important figures in their child’s life to be a part of the dedication.

CrossPoint believes baptism is for those who have made a personal decision to trust Jesus alone for their salvation, once they have the maturity and ability to understand what that means.

Dedication does not impart grace or salvation to a child. Salvation comes only through faith in Jesus Christ as each person recognizes their sinfulness and receives forgiveness and eternal life through him and his work on the cross.

Rather than baptizing infants or children, we encourage a dedication ceremony, where parents formally call upon God’s blessing for their child and publicly commit to raise him or her in accordance with Scripture.

Parent/Child Dedications take place during the 4th Sunday of the month at the end of service.  During the ceremony, parent(s) publicly commit to helping their child grow in their faith and to raise them in a home-centered on Jesus. Our team welcomes the child and parent(s), prays over each family, and presents a Bible to each child.

Parent/Child Dedication is on the 4th Sunday of each month. We encourage you to invite friends and family to attend, so that they can join you in praying and celebrating this special time with you.