What is it?
Child dedication allows parents to publicly present their children to God and make a commitment to pray for their child and bring them up in a Christ-centered home. The congregation also pledges to support the parents with their responsibilities.
What does it signify?
It is a parent’s act of dedication, making a spiritual commitment to God concerning the upbringing of their child (Ephesians 6:4). This commitment involves a lifestyle of praying for the child, teaching from God’s Word and setting a Christ-like example.
How is this different from baptism?
Dedication is not infant baptism. It does not indicate or assure salvation. At Cornerstone, we believe that every person must exercise personal faith in Christ when he or she is old enough to understand the Gospel. For an explanation of baptism at Cornerstone, please visit the Baptism page of our website.
When is it?
Child Dedications typically takes place in Spring (usually on Mother’s Day) and Fall. Contact the church at Office@CornerstoneChurchGrafton.org if you are interested.
How can I learn more?
Attend the next available Child Dedication class to learn more about it. Register Here.
This 45-minute class consists of basic training for Christian parenting. Attendance is a prerequisite for parents wanting to dedicate their child(ren).