Parent/Child Dedication

Throughout the year, we have the joy of participating in Parent/Child Dedication. Dedication cannot impart grace or salvation to a child. Salvation only comes through Jesus Christ as each person recognizes his or her sinfulness and receives forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus Christ. Parent/Child Dedication is an opportunity for parents and the church family to present a child before the Lord and to commit to disciple the child in the Lord to the best of our ability.

God has called parents to the great privilege of discipling their children. But parents are assisted as the church family partners with them through encouragement and prayers, Children’s Ministry, and mentoring. In 1 Samuel 1:27-28, Hannah prayed for a child and promised she would give that child back to God: “So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.”

Parents and grandparents are encouraged to remember the moment when we publicly claimed these children for God and prayed that they would follow Jesus for the rest of their lives.

For more information about Parent/Child Dedication, contact us.

Parent/Child Dedication dates for 2018 are:
February 10/11, 2018
May 12/13, 2018
September 8/9, 2018

Dedications are during Worship Gatherings–Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 9 & 11am in the Worship Center

The Requirements

These prerequisites are important as a first step for you as parents to understand what we believe and for us to truly be able to partner with you in the spiritual development of your child.

To participate in the Parent/Child Dedication Ceremony:

  • Parents need to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • You must be parents or legal guardians of the child.
  • You must attend the Parent/Child Dedication Class.
  • You must regularly attend Big Valley Grace’s worship services.
  • We ask parents who are living together and not married to take steps to acknowledge and surrender to God’s plan for their individual lives before participating.

Parent/Child Dedication Class


To participate in Parent/Child Dedication, you must attend this orientation class.

Parent/Child Dedication Classes–Wednesday night, 6:30-8:00pm in W408
January 24, 2018
April 11, 2018
August 15, 2018

Click Here  To register* your family for Parent/Child Dedication, or click on your desired date above.

*In order to complete your registration, you will need to upload a photo (.jpg file) of your child(ren).
(If you are unable to register, that date is likely full. Contact [email protected] for assistance.)