About Baby Dedication
At New Vision, we believe that children are a blessing from the Lord. When requested, we do bless babies and dedicate their lives to the Lord. This service is available to members and non-members alike.
It is important to note that baby dedication is not the same as infant baptism. We do not baptize babies; baptism occurs after an individual has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, knowing right from wrong and acknowledging their sins.
Baby dedication is a brief ceremony where we cover the child in prayer and ask for God's favor and protection over their life. We also charge the parents and family to raise the child in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
Parents are responsible to see that the child is introduced to the saving grace of Christ at an early age and brought up in the nurture and acknowledgment of the Lord.
Baby Dedication Guidelines and Procedures
- Due to the number of baby dedication requests we receive, we accommodate multiple families on 5th Sundays, during the worship service. Private dedications can be scheduled for a fee, according to pastoral or ministeral availability.
- Pastor Upshaw will decide who performs the baby dedication; i.e. no special requests for a specific Elder, Pastor, or Minister. Pastor Dexter and Pastor Lindsey may perform the dedication or delegate the ceremony to a designated Elder, Pastor, or Minister
- New Vision is a friendly church with a unique culture. We understand that family members who are unchurched or from other religious traditions may attend to witness the baby dedication of your child. We ask you to share the following information with family and friends who are planning to attend
- Service begins at 10 AM. Please be timely!
- Pre-registration, temperature checks, and COVID-19 guidelines may apply
- We stand during praise & worship, as a sign of reverence and respect. We understand if someone cannot stand due to physical or medical reasons.
- Please avoid excessive walking in and out of sanctuary while Pastor is preaching
- Everyone is asked to stay for the duration of the service.