Baby & Child Dedications

Baby & Child Dedications

At DECC we believe that children are a gift from God; we recognize that children belong first and foremost to God.

Rather than infant water baptism, where the baby is baptized without being fully aware its significance, we believe in joining the parents/family to dedicate their baby to the Lord. The child can then make a conscious decision at a later stage to get water baptized. 

We are told in 1 Samuel 1 that Hannah presented her son Samuel to the Lord. In Luke 2:22 we read that Mary and Joseph brought their baby Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem in order to present him before the Lord. In the same way, DECC take it is a great honor to present God’s precious little ones to Him in prayer; to make a commitment before the Lord to raise that child according to God's Word and Godly principles. 

Following the dedication, the parents/family of the child are presented with a completed dedication certificate.