Baby Dedication is an opportunity to thank God for the precious gift of your child. Dedication is also an opportunity to publicly declare your intentions to raise your child in a Christian home. Finally, dedication at Calvary Church is a family time when parents commit themselves to abiding by biblical principles and raising their children according to God's standards. Not only are you dedicating your child to God, but you are also dedicating yourselves as parents to Christ and the church. You are committing yourselves to maintaining a Christian home in which Christ is honored and the Word of God is held in reverence.
What About Baptism?
Baby Dedication at Calvary does not involve baptism. We believe that baptism is meant to take place at a time when an individual makes a personal decision to follow Christ and is old enough to repent of sin and confess Jesus publicly.
Baby Dedication is open to parents who can truthfully say, "I will commit myself to raising this child to know the Lord Jesus Christ by loving, disciplining, training and setting a positive, Christ-like example."
Under certain circumstances, single parents are allowed to participate in Baby Dedication. Please contact us and use the information above for an explanation of guidelines. We believe that unmarried parents do not set a Christ-like example by living together. Therefore, unmarried parents will be advised to separate or wait until they are married to dedicate their child. If you have questions regarding these guidelines, please contact Pastor Rich Wooten at 630-851-7000.
Membership at Calvary Church is not required in order to participate in Baby Dedication. We do, however, ask that you attend Calvary Church regularly and consider Calvary Church to be your church home.
You can register online here.
- Register online.
- Complete assignments involving Parenting Talks by Pastor Rich Wooten and Pastor Michael Grove.
- Upon completion of registration and assignments, the families will then be invited to the orientation.
- Parents will need to attend the orientation meeting about one month prior to the dedication service. Details of the orientation will be provided in the last audio Parenting Talk.
In celebration of this memorable time, we hold a reception on the dedication day from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Finger foods and beverages will be served. A photographer will also be available to take one free photo of the child being dedicated and his/her immediate family.
We encourage you to invite relatives and friends to this special event! Free invitations are available at the orientation.
Calvary Church is excited to partner with you regarding Baby Dedications! To begin the three-step process, please fill out the form below.
For more information, please call 630-585-3245.