Thank you for your interest in Child Dedication at Common Ground. As parents, you have an opportunity to express your thanks to God for the gift of children. Child Dedication 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. The one hour class will be held at Midtown at 12:30 pm the Sunday before the dedication.
*Parents who attend the class once do not have to attend for subsequent children.
What should we expect on the day of Child Dedication?
At the beginning of service, a pastor will make a few comments about Child Dedication to the parents and church community. Then the children being dedicated and their parents will be introduced.
is Child Dedication?
Child Dedication is limited to 5 families per service. Please find the 2017 dates below:
Date of Dedication: September 17, 2017
Registration Deadline: September 3, 2017
Date of Dedication Class: September 10, 2017
*To register for the next child dedication, please complete the form below.