All dedication services are held on the 2nd Sunday after the morning service at the church. Home dedications can be arranged. If parents of baby are not married, only one parent may participate in the Dedication ceremony and that parent must be a Christian, as the Dedication ceremony involves the parents and guard-parents (adults) presenting and dedication themselves to God as well as asking God's blessings upon the infant. Children need to see a life that is a Testimony more than they need this Ceremony. Parents and Guard-parents must be bible believing Christians and may not be living a Common-law relationship. Parents and Guard-parents cannot be involved in same-sex relationships. Parents can make an appointment with the Pastor, and he will counsel and pray with them about their relationship with God and each other and their children.
We Do Not Baptize Babies
It is important that you understand the appropriate terminology. We will have a ceremony of Baby Dedication. We do not believe nor practice Infant Baptism because we believe that the Bible teaches believer's baptism. That is, that the person must be able to exercise believing faith as a prerequisite to being baptized. Infants are in a state of innocence and therefore, covered by the grace of God until they reach the age of accountability.
We Do Not Christen Babies
So you can never say that you are going to "a christening". Christening carries with it the idea of the transfer or bestowal of grace upon an individual. The baby is already under the protective grace of God and therefore, no need be bestowed. The only time there is a bestowal or transfer of grace is in response to believing faith. We do not baptize or christen babies because babies cannot exercise believing faith. We DEDICATE babies.
If you wish to dedicate your infant, please complete the following questionnaire