We are excited that you are interested in dedicating your child to the Lord. The purpose of Parent/Child dedication is for parents to present their child before God and the church, committing to seek after His grace and wisdom in carrying out their responsibilities.

We believe Psalm 127:3, which says “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Parent/Child Dedication is a time for us to celebrate and thank God for the gift of your children. It’s also a time for you, as parents, to commit to model what following Jesus looks like and to raise your children to understand that they are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, to believe that the Bible is absolute Truth, and to know the importance of committing to a community of faith through the local church.

Parent Commitments

During the dedication service, parents promise before God, their family, and the church to raise their child in a God-honoring way. Because parents are the key role models for their children, we ask that they commit to the following before dedicating their child:

  • Parent(s) have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Parent(s) are regular attenders of Liberty’s weekend services and are following Christ in their own life.
  • Parent(s) agree with our church’s beliefs and values, which can be found in our about page.
  • Parent(s) commit to modeling personal purity and to lead by example in matters of faith and conduct.

Parent/Child Dedication

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024


Do I need to be a member to dedicate my child?
You do not need to be a member of Liberty to dedicate your child. We do ask that families call Liberty home because 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. As your church family, we are here to partner with you as the body of Christ and support you as a family unit.

Is Dedication the same as Baptism?
We believe that baptism is a public profession of faith that someone makes after salvation. Once an individual has made a personal decision to follow Jesus, their next step in faith is to be baptized.

Parent/Child Dedication is a ceremony, where parents formally call upon God’s blessing for their child and publicly commit to raising him or her in accordance with Scripture.

What should I expect for Parent/Child Dedication?
Parent/Child dedication will take place at the end of the Sunday morning service. During this time, parents publicly commit to helping their child grow in their faith and to raising them in a home-centered on Jesus. One of our pastors will share a brief challenge with the parents, pray over each family, and present a Bible to each child.