At Summitview, we give parents an opportunity to express their commitment to train their children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6) through a child dedication ceremony. This ceremony is intended to bring formality to the covenant between the parents and God on behalf of the child.
The next child dedication ceremony is in the spring of 2020.
Questions about Child Dedications
We believe that baptism is a ceremony reserved for new Christians as a symbol of their commitment to Jesus Christ. At the same time, we also value the spirit of “parental covenant” expressed in faith traditions that practice infant baptism. Summitview’s tradition of child dedication provides a ceremony signifying the commitment of parents to their children that does not include baptism.
Try to be early for the service and sit near an aisle in the front of the Auditorium.
One of the parents should plan to introduce your family and child’s name and age. We also ask parents to share a verse they are claiming for their child, or that they want to direct the parenting of their child. For the sake of time, you do not need to share the reason for choosing the verse, just the verse itself.
We ask that parents read through the “Dedication of Commitment” form (PDF). For families who sign up before the ceremony, certificates will be available for pick-up. If you are not able to sign up in advance, please notify contact Debbie Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.