. . . an opportunity to thank God for the precious gift of your child.
. . . an occasion to publicly declare your intentions to raise your child based on Christian principle, and in a loving Christian home.
. . . a way to show to the community what you have already done in your heart, expressing your commitment to God and how that extends to your family.
. . . an accountability to the church members, as well as God, of your willingness to honor your child’s life.
A Baby Dedication is a family ceremony. Parents commit themselves to abide by Biblical principles and to raise their children according to God’s standards. Not only are you dedicating your child to God, you are devoting yourselves, as parents, to Christ and the church. It shows you are committed to maintaining a Christian home, where Christ is honored, and the Word of God is held in reverence.
What About Baptism?
Baby Dedication at Stonecreek does not involve baptism. We believe that baptism is meant to
take place at a time when an individual makes a personal decision on their own to follow Christ and is old enough to repent of sin and confess Jesus publicly.
Some people think that if a child dies before being baptized he will not go to heaven. We have
confidence in a loving God who welcomes the little children. As Jesus said, “Let the little children
come to me, and do not hinder them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these . . .” -- Matthew 19:14
A Baby Dedication is available for both two-parent and single-parent families.
"As surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD. I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD." -- 1 Samuel 1:26-28 (NIV)
Baby Dedication is open to parents who can truthfully say, “I will commit myself to raising this child to know the Lord by loving, disciplining, training, and setting a positive Christ-like example.”
Please contact an Elder to schedule your baby’s dedication.
We encourage you to invite relatives and friends to this special event. Flash photography and video cameras are allowed during the dedication portion of the service.