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.
With a heart to follow this Biblical model, at Sun City Church we provide opportunities for baby dedication and believer’s baptism for children over the age of seven.
Our Child Dedication Celebration happens a couple times a year after our second service at 12:30 pm. We invite you to have family and friends join you for this memorable time. We'll pray for each child and their parents, present you with a certificate to commemorate the day, and celebrate with a fun dessert.
The next Child Dedication Celebration is Sunday, September 30th.
In order to participate in the event, you must register ahead of time. Our team needs a 48 hour notice to prepare for each child.