Child Dedication

Child dedication is a public commitment you make before God, your church, and your family.
The dedication service provides parent(s), an opportunity to express your desire to lead and spiritually nurture your child. 

Our next Child Dedication will be:
Sunday, November 17th during our 1P gathering

FAQs

Do I Have to be a Member?

You do not need to be a member of our church to have your child dedicated in a group or public ceremony. We do encourage parents to make sure they are calling True North their home church. Why? In dedicating your child to God, you are stating that you are willing to partner with God and the church to raise your child in cooperation with God’s intentions. To partner with any church, a parent would be wise to decide if he or she agrees with its beliefs and vision, so they can be all-in in their partnership with the church.

When you choose to become a member at True North, you are stating that you agree with our beliefs and values and that you want this to be your home church. For more information on membership, visit the membership page.

To have your child dedicated at True North Church:
  • We ask parents to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • We ask parents to be sure their beliefs lineup with our church’s statement of beliefs.
  • We ask parents to be regular attenders of our weekend services.
  • We ask parents who are living together and who are not married to take steps to acknowledge and surrender to God’s plan for their relationship before participating in a child dedication service.

What Can I Expect?

During the dedication service, parents express vows before God, their family, and the church, declaring their desire to raise their child in a God-honoring way. Because parents are the key role models for their children, they play a primary role in the dedication service. Parents will be asked to affirm commitments in following Christ’s plans for their child’s life.

What Age?

While True North does not have a set age requirement for child dedication, the average age is four to eight months old, although many parents dedicate children much older than that.

Can a single parent participate?

Yes! Child dedication signifies the commitment of parents (including single parents) to do their best to raise their child to be a follower of Christ. Additionally, we highly encourage single parents to dedicate their child as they commit themselves to raise him or her without the presence or partnership of a spouse. The decision to dedicate a child is not dependent upon the beliefs of the ex-spouse; however we encourage single parents to discuss child dedication with their ex-spouse. Ideally, both parents—even if not married—would still commit to the dedication of their child to God. We acknowledge that this is often not possible and that it takes extra effort for a single parent to raise a child. As a church, we are committed to supporting single parents in providing a Christian foundation for their child’s upbringing.