Baby and Child Dedications

Willow Creek partners with parents of infants and children by offering a child-dedication service, in which parents, family, and their church community commit to partnering together to help the child grow up to know, love, and follow Christ. Explore child dedication at the Willow location you attend.

Child dedication: Parents partnering with God and their community as they raise their child

Willow Creek believes children are a gift from God, and we're excited that you're investigating child dedication.

Child dedication is a public commitment you make before God, your church, and your family. The dedication service provides you, the parent(s), an opportunity to express publicly your desire to lead and spiritually nurture your child in cooperation with the Holy Spirit, so your child will develop a desire to love God and love others.

To have your child dedicated at Willow:

  • We ask that parents have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • We ask parents to affirm Willow’s statements of belief.
  • We ask parents to be regular attenders of Willow’s weekend services.
  • We ask parents who are living together and who are not married to take steps to acknowledge and surrender to God’s plan for their relationship before participating in a child-dedication service.


Check out a Willow location for more information:

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