Thank you for considering this special commitment.
Throughout the New Testament, the Bible teaches that baptism is a public expression of worship symbolizing the new life we have when we follow Jesus. In the Bible we see that Jesus’ parents dedicated him to the Lord (Luke 2:22–40), and he was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16–17).
We understand that some churches practice “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a commitment between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed and is different from the biblical examples of new believers being baptized to publicly profess their faith in Jesus.
Baby dedication are special events where parents commit to raise their children to follow Christ and where we invite the blessing of God to rest on the child as they grow. So at Souls Church we provide opportunities for child dedication and believer’s baptism.
Baby dedications occur on the second Sunday of the month in the weekend service and believer baptism’s occur throughout the year.