At Cross Pointe we realize parenting can be one of the most rewarding and adventurous times in life as well as one of the most overwhelming times. It is our desire to help encourage and equip you to be Godly parents through this journey. By being a part of this dedication you are committing to do your best to model Christ in your home. You are saying you will raise your child in a way that leads him to God so ultimately they will understand their need for salvation.
Parent-Child Dedication is highlighted by an intimate time with family and friends as you join in prayer and witnessing of covenant.
Next Parent~Child Dedication
Our next Parent~Child Dedication Event is Saturday, February 18, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at our Sugarloaf campus.
Photo Needed for Each Child
A photograph of your child and your family is needed for the dedication event. See instructions below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Parent-Child Dedication and infant baptism? At Cross Pointe, we believe that baptism is something done only after the person has made a conscious choice to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. Dedication is a way for parents to publicly commit to raise their child(ren) in a Christian atmosphere.
How does the ceremony work? How does the Dedication work? This will be explained at the parent orientation scheduled for February 5 at 10:50 a.m. You will receive more information about this upon registration.
How many people can I invite? It is hard for us to put a number limit on this special event because family size varies so widely. We want you to feel free to invite grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other special people, but with the number of families participating in this Parent-Child Dedication, space is somewhat limited. Every family will have their own table that seats 8 people. We will have limited overflow seating.
I cannot attend the parent orientation what should I do? Do both parents need to attend the orientation? The parent orientation is very brief (approximately 20 minutes) but very important. At least one parent is required to attend.
What is the photo used for? Does it have to be professional? How do I send it in? We will use the photo on the certificate you will receive during the ceremony and on the video screen during the dedication. The pictures does not have to be professional, but needs to be a high resolution digital photo. The photo can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We must receive your photo three weeks prior to the event.
How long does the dedication last? The ceremony itself is rather short, 30-40 minutes. However, there is a reception immediately following the service. Most families stay 30-45 additional minutes.
What is the age limit on Parent-Child Dedication? Typically, children aged newborn to toddler.
What should we wear? As with most events at Cross Pointe, there is no set dress code. Most of our families, however, do tend to dress up a bit more than they would for Sunday service. Please feel free to wear whatever you wish.
Gabby Crump, Preschool Minister (Email)