Child dedication is a commitment made by parents to God, giving themselves to the work of laying a godly foundation in the life of their child.
We are asking God to give us the tools we need to raise our child into a morally upright individual with godly character.
We encourage you to invite your friends and family to the dedication ceremony and reception to help you celebrate this important decision in your life as a parent.
All of us come from different backgrounds and bring different expectations to this ceremony. Some of you or your family members have had experience with infant baptism.
Dedication is not the same as baptism. Through dedicating a child, parents are making a commitment to raise that child according to God’s Word and His ways. It is important to understand that dedication is not about the child’s salvation; instead, it is about the parent’s decision to raise that child in the training and instruction of the Lord so they can later make a personal decision to follow Jesus Christ.
No, but both are welcome - even if one parent does not attend VCNP as long as they are in agreement with the guidelines of Child Dedication.
Note: Parents in a cohabitating situation will be asked to wait until they are married to dedicate their child. We believe scripture is clear with regards to God’s best in this area of family life.
No. As long as at least one of the parents has attended VCNP on a regular basis for four months or longer and the parent is in alignment with the guidelines of Child Dedication.
We understand that there are many different family dynamics in our society today. However, unless the person wishing to dedicate the child is ultimately responsible for the care and upbringing of that child, they will not be allowed to dedicate the child.
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