Child Dedication is a commitment service where parents promise to raise their child in a God honoring way.
Examples from Scripture: Luke 2:22-25 where we see that as a baby, Jesus’ parents dedicated Him to God’s work; and Mark 10:16 we see Jesus bestowing blessings on the children.
The Dedication ceremony is a time to publicly make a commitment to pray for the child, love the child and guide the child toward a personal relationship with Christ.
“So love the LORD your God with all your heart, soul, and strength. Memorize his laws and tell them to your children over and over again. Talk about them all the time, whether along the road or going to bed at night, or getting up in the morning.
Deuteronomy 6:5-7 CEV
Fox River Christian Church does not baptize children until they are old enough to articulate their understanding and belief.
The Bible assures us that every baby is secure in the Grace of God. An age or time of personal accountability comes when the individual will decide whether or not to personally respond to the Grace of God offered in personal salvation.
When does the actual commitment service take place?
We hold the commitment service as a part of our regular church service. Child Dedications are held at the 11:30am Sunday service.
Can I bring other family members with me to the dedication? What about God Parents?
We ask that only the parents take part in the commitment, but we encourage you to bring family and close friends with you to share this moment with your family.
What else do you do besides the commitment in the service?
Immediately following the service, we offer a reception for your family and any extended family or close friends that you would like to invite. This approximately 1 hour event is held in our chapel and includes finger food, cake, punch and coffee. We also have talented photographers who donate their time to capture this day for your family. The photos are available digitally to you.
Is there a fee for Child Dedication?
No, this ministry is offered to all members and regular attendees of Fox River Christian Church as a service. We are thrilled to partner with your family in raising your children in a Godly home.
If you’re interested in having your child dedicated at Fox River, please fill out the information below, and a staff member will contact you with the next available date for dedication.