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.

Upcoming Child Dedications

Child dedications will take place at our 10am Gathering on Sunday, February 3 and Sunday, April 28. The required Parent Meeting will be held on January 13 [for the February dedication], and April 14 [for the April 28 dedication], from 11:30am-12:15pm in the Student Lounge [which is located in the North hallway inside the Student Room]. As space is limited, please be sure to plan ahead and register now. If you have any questions, please contact us at 616.249.3337 or


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, baptism classes 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.