At Eikon Church, it is our heart to partner with you from the very beginning as you raise your child to grow in Christ. If you are interested in having your child dedicated on April 29th, simply click the link below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Child Dedication?
Child Dedication is a public commitment you make before God, your family and your church. It simply provides you, the parents, the opportunity to partner with the church as you express publicly your desire to lead and spiritually nurture your child to love God and others.
Why do we dedicate children?
We dedicate children for their blessing and our encouragement, following the example of godly parents in the Bible. They publicly dedicated their children to God, because they understood that God had entrusted their children to their care. As a church, it is a joyful opportunity to publicly recognize a child as a gift from God and to stand with the parents to raise their child up for God, as He gives them grace.
The Bible tells us that Hannah dedicated Samuel with these words, “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord” (1 Samuel 1:27-28).
Mary and Joseph presented Jesus back to God in an act of worship and dedication, “When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. And the child grew and became strong; He was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him.” (Luke 2:22-40). We want to see this blessing be true for your child too.
Do I need to be a member of Eikon Church to have my child dedicated?
No! You don’t need to be a member of Eikon Church to have your child dedicated. But, we encourage parents to make sure they are calling Eikon your 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.
Does Eikon baptize infants?
Eikon believes Baptism is for those who have made a personal decision to trust Christ alone for their salvation, once they have the maturity and ability to understand what that means.
Rather than baptizing infants or children, Eikon encourages Christian parents to dedicate their children. This is a ceremony in which parents ask God’s blessing for their child and publicly commit to raise him or her in accordance with Scripture.
Scripture provides evidence that Baptism follows an individual’s decision to trust Christ alone for salvation (Acts 2:41, 8:12, and 10:47–48). And the New Testament records the baptisms of adult believers only.
In the Bible, we find parents bringing their children to Jesus. He held them, prayed for them, and told us to welcome them. But He did not baptize them and He did not tell anyone else to baptize them.
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 need to receive forgiveness and eternal life through Christ and His work on the cross.