Child Dedication

What is Child Dedication?
Child Dedication at Common Ground is a practice where parents make a solemn commitment to raise their children in the way of Jesus. Our ceremony is a public recognition of the importance of the parent’s and church role in providing a nurturing and loving context where children can experience the Gospel. It is also a time where parents recommit themselves to their own spiritual formation.

What is the Preparing for Child Dedication class?
The Preparing for Child Dedication class is designed to allow for conversation and instruction around the following topics:

  • What Child Dedication is and isn’t
  • What the Bible says about parenting and what responsibilities parents have
  • How Common Ground seeks to help parents spiritually lead and train their children

This class is required in order to participate in a Child Dedication service. Parents who attend the class once do not have to attend for subsequent children.

*Parents who attend the class once do not have to attend for subsequent children.

When is Child Dedication?
Child dedication is schedule to accommodate the needs of the dedicating family, as well as the church staff. Please contact our children's ministry director to schedule a child dedication.

What should we expect on the day of Child Dedication?
At the beginning of service, a leader in the church will make a few comments about Child Dedication to the parents and church community. The children being dedicated and their parents will be introduced. Then we will ask the parents and the church family to commit to helping raise the child in the way of Jesus. We will take time to pray for the parents and children and celebrate this step in their lives.

Additional questions about Child Dedication?
Please contact our children's ministry director.