Child dedication is a beautiful event where parents bring their child before the church family to make a covenant with God to raise their child to know and love Jesus. The church community recognizes this commitment, prays for the child and the parents, and commits to supporting them in the future.
Child dedications happen at the church (Vancouver, Surrey or PoCo) on the FIRST Sunday of the month.
WHAT IS A BABY/CHILD DEDICATION?
A dedication is a public commitment where parents dedicate themselves and their child to God's will and direction for His Glory. It is an act of the parents where they present their child back to God, realizing that God can take care of, provide for, and protect their child better than they can.
It is here that parents dedicate themselves to raise their child in the knowledge of God, teaching them to obey the things of God to the best of their ability. A child dedication involves the prayer and commitment of the Christian community to encourage and bless both the parents and child - to come alongside the parents to be a help and strength in the task that God has given them.
WHAT IT IS NOT
Dedication is not baptism. We believe that baptism is for a person who is old enough to decide to become a Christ-follower; therefore, we do not baptize infants in water. Dedication is also not a christening service. We do not believe that when water is applied to an infant/child in a christening service, that, in some mystical way, a child becomes a Christian. Finally, dedication does not in any way assure the child of an entrance into heaven or salvation.
Please email the campus below with your preferred date and the campus family pastor will connect with you to confirm.
Vancouver Campus - Email pastor Emily De Ruyter
Port Coquitlam - Email Wanda Moores
Surrey - Email pastor Hao Yan
Broadway Kids and Families is a ministry dedicated to helping children and their families grow in relationship with God. We want children to KNOW Jesus! GROW every day in the knowledge and love of God, and GO into the world, boldly and obediently proclaiming who God is and what He’s done. We offer teaching anchored in God’s Word and we offer an environment that is safe and fun, and which provides an opportunity for connection with Kids Team Leaders and other children in Kids Church, midweek, and other programs. We desire to come alongside parents to equip them through connection, support, classes, and resources to guide their children in their life’s journey as they discover God’s plan for them.