Child Dedication

God loves kids! He’s deeply affectionate for them, and they hold a very special place in His heart. The Dedication moment is one in which parents bring their child before God and vow to love, raise, and guide them in a way that will honour and glorify Jesus.

Child Dedications will take place at both our 9:00am and 11:00am services on select dates throughout the year. If you would like to dedicate your child, please sign up below and we will be in contact with you.


church involvement in spiritual training

We believe parents should be the primary spiritual teachers and influencers in the lives of their children. At Kingdom City, our desire is to partner with, train, and equip parents to fulfil these important roles. 


What is the Biblical purpose for child dedication?

God has established the best plans for parents and children: He commands parents to love Him and His commands, and then teach these to their children so that their children may also have a relationship with the Lord. Dedicating a child to God marks the parents’ desire to nurture and train their child in the ways of God. The scriptural root of child dedication is found in two passages: 1 Samuel 1:27–28, where a godly woman named Hannah dedicates her son to the Lord, and in Luke 2:22, where Mary and Joseph dedicate the infant Jesus to God. In both accounts, the parents entrusted their child completely to God. 


WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO TAKE PART IN A DEDICATION SERVICE?

Kingdom City requires that at least one parent be a committed child of God who has trusted Jesus Christ for salvation. Membership at Kingdom City is not essential for child dedication, however, attendance for a minimum of six months is preferred.


DOES KINGDOM CITY BAPTIZE INFANTS?

No. Scripture provides evidence that baptism follows an individual’s decision to trust Christ alone for their own salvation (Acts 2:41, 8:12, and 10:47-48). The New Testament records the baptisms of adult believers only. Baptism by immersion is a symbol of the death and burial of a believer’s old life, and the resurrection of new life. In Christ, therefore, baptism does not take place until the individual is old enough to publicly express their open faith in Christ.


More information

If you would like more information or have questions or special requests, please contact Pastor Ashleigh.