Sunday, June 18
This experience is designed for ages 2 and under.
It is our hope that every family would raise their children in a God-honoring way. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
7 Hills Church believes baptism is for those who have made a personal decision to trust Jesus alone for their salvation, once they have the maturity and ability to understand what that means.
Dedication is not a sacrament; nor does it impart grace or salvation to a child. Salvation comes only through faith in Jesus Christ as each person recognizes their sinfulness and receives forgiveness and eternal life through him and his work on the cross.
Rather than baptizing infants or children, we encourage a dedication ceremony, where parents formally call upon God’s blessing for their child and publicly commit to raise him or her in accordance with Scripture.
Child Dedication is a small, intimate service lasting no longer than 30 minutes. During the ceremony, parent(s) publicly commit to help their child grow in their faith and to raise them in a home centered on Jesus. Our team welcomes the child and parent(s), prays over each family, and presents each family with a gift.