Sunday, April 21 • 10:30 AM

Parent Child Dedication is a special time during our Sunday morning worship service in which Hillcrest families make a formal commitment to raise their child in a Christ-centered home. 

We see several examples in the Bible, such as I Samuel 1:24 – 2:10 when Hannah dedicated Samuel at the temple, and in Luke 2 when Mary and Joseph dedicated Jesus. During the worship service you will be asked to make a public pledge, before the congregation, that you will raise your child to know, love, and follow Jesus Christ. God designed the home as the primary place for faith to be nurtured. One way that we seek to partner with you in each step of your child’s spiritual journey is by providing resources. We call these resources “The Faith Path” and Parent Child Dedication is the first step. 

The Parents’ Commitment 

Parent Child Dedication is your commitment to model, teach, and reinforce the Christian Faith. It should not be confused with your child’s personal choice to follow Christ. We believe the Bible clearly teaches that each person must decide for themselves to trust in Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord (Romans 10:9–10). The age a child is ready to make this personal decision will vary depending on the child. 

The Church’s Commitment 

Parent Child Dedication is also a time for the church to commit to walk alongside you as you point your child toward Christ.  

If you wish to participate in a Parent Child Dedication, we ask that you register online by Monday, April 14, and attend the morning breakfast at 9:15 AM, on April 21, with our Director of Family Ministries.   

Once you register, we will contact you with more information.  

Please contact the Children’s Ministry office if you have any questions at [email protected].