A Child Dedication Service is a service where the parents promise to raise their child with Christian principles, train up the child in the things of the Lord, and to commit their child to God’s care. This follows the example of Jesus, who was dedicated in the Temple as a child.
It should be clarified that child dedication is NOT child baptism. The child does not automatically become a Christian. When the child grows up, he/she must still make a personal decision to trust Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior.
Since this dedication service is a promise by the parents to raise their child with Christian principles according to the Bible, this child dedication should also be a recommitment on the part of the parent to walk more closely with the Lord, for how can parents teach their child the things of the Lord, if they are not exemplifying it in their own lives? That is why we require that the parents of the child demonstrate this by regularly attending one of the worship services of the church as a show of their commitment to walk with the Lord.