A Child Dedication Service is a service where the parents promise to raise their child with Christian principles, train up the child in the things of the Lord, and to commit their child to God’s care. This follows the example of Jesus, who was dedicated in the Temple as a child.
In dedicating your child at GCCP, you are promising to raise your child with Christian principles according to the Bible, and so it is also your recommitment to walk more closely with the Lord, for how can parents teach their child the things of the Lord, if they are not exemplifying it in their own lives? For this reason, as a demonstration of your commitment to walk with the Lord, we require that the parents of the child must be regularly attending one of our worship services on-site.
It should be clarified that Child Dedication is NOT child baptism. The child does not automatically become a Christian. When the child grows up, he/she must still make a personal decision to trust Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior.