Parent Dedication - Grace Community Church

Our next Parent Dedication experience will be January 18th and 21st, 2018.

Parent Dedication

We are so glad that you are interested in participating with us in Parent Dedication Celebration. You have been entrusted with the precious gift of new life, and we look forward to partnering with you as you embark on this parenting journey. We hope the Parent Dedication Celebration will be a memorable occasion for you and your family. Parent Dedication is a time set aside where parents make a commitment to intentionally parent their child with an end in mind. It’s a time for your family & friends to come alongside you & commit to helping you achieve your end goal for your child.  Lastly, it’s a time for the church to say, we’ll partner with you to help your child develop into a growing follower of Jesus. Before the big event, we invite you to complete the following steps to prepare for Parent Dedication Celebration:

  1. Fill out the registration below.
  2. Attend the Parent Dedication Experience the Thursday BEFORE the Parent Dedication Celebration. Attendance at this Thursday night is required, please register below to RSVP for dinner and childcare.
  3. Celebrate on Parent Dedication Celebration Day.

The last step is the big event. We are planning a meaningful and memorable event for your family. You will be the greatest influence in your child’s life, and we are excited to partner with you on this special day. Questions? Click HERE NOTE: Parent dedication is NOT infant baptism 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from the Parent Dedication Class on Thursday night?

This is a very relaxed class and one that you will hopefully enjoy! The class part of our Parent Dedication begins at 6:30pm and last until 8:00pm. Parents will sit together at tables where they can get to know other new parents or parents of young children. The class will consist of teaching and small group discussions to better equip you to become the parent God has designed you to be for your child. We will provide dinner and childcare.

What can I expect from the Parent Dedication Celebration on Sunday?

It’s a day of celebration with prayer, fellowship, and cupcakes. The celebration part of our Parent Dedication happens in our Garage between services.  It will begin at 10:15 and last for approximately 30 minutes.  One of our pastors will speak for a few minutes about parent dedication and introduce each family.  Parents will be encouraged to pray over their child, family and friends will then circle together for a time of prayer over the parents, and we will close with one of our pastors praying over all of our families.

Is this infant baptism?

No. Our church believes that baptism is an outward sign of an inward decision to follow Jesus. We believe baptism is a decision that is made by the individual and not by the parents.  However, Parent Dedication is a decision made by the parents.  It’s when parents make a commitment to grow in their relationship with Jesus and commit to intentionally parent their child to do the same.

I can’t attend the Parent Dedication Class. Can I still attend the Parent Dedication Celebration?

The Parent Dedication Class is an integral part of equipping you and partnering with you to help your child develop into a growing follower of Jesus.  If you can’t attend the Parent Dedication Class, we would encourage you to attend another Parent Dedication Class before you attend the Parent Dedication Celebration.  We offer Parent Dedication several times a year in an effort to provide you an option that work bests with your schedule.

Do both parents need to attend the Parent Dedication Class?

We encourage both parents to attend the class since both parent will participate in raising the child. If a spouse is unable to attend, please let us know so we can provide guidance on how your spouse can participate in the dedication experience with you.

Can a single parent participate in Parent Dedication?

Absolutely!  It’s our desire to do all we can to equip and support you in your commitment to raise your child in a Christ-centered home. We encourage you to discuss Parent Dedication with your ex-spouse.  We realize this isn’t always possible, but ideally both parents would still commit to raise their child to be a follower of Jesus.  Please bring a relative or close friend to attend the class with you.

Upcoming Parent Dedications

  • January 18th & 21st, 2018
  • May 17th & 20th, 2018

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