Child Dedications

Child Dedication at Mars Hill is a practice in which parents make a solemn commitment to raising their child in the faith: in knowing Jesus as the only hope for bringing reconciliation between God and humanity. This service typically includes a Scripture reading, prayer, a “Family Covenant” reading, and a series of vows spoken by parents. If desired, parents and families may personalize these services; for example, including blessings or prayers from grandparents or incorporating meaningful songs and/or other creative elements.

Child Dedication trainings and services take place throughout the year.

Upcoming Child Dedications

Our next child dedications will take place from 2-4pm on October 16, with the required Parent Teaching on October 2 at 10:15am in Room 403. Your children are welcome to attend with you.

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At Mars Hill, we teach that Baptism marks our participation in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, with the church, to serve the world.

Special Sundays are designated to celebrate baptism together as a community. Prior to these, parents may discern with their child when they are ready to publicly proclaim their faith through baptism. In order to help you both with this decision, a Kids + Families baptism class will be available and required for all wishing to be baptized. Learn More >

Have Questions?

We’ve provided responses to our most common questions about Child Dedications and baptism in our FAQs, and if you’d still like further information, we invite you to email us.