At Riverwood we dedicate infants, we do not baptize them.
Dedication means that the parents will be totally committed to their own spiritual growth as well as raising their child in a healthy Christian environment. Dedication does not mean that the child is a Christian, for (s)he is too young to place faith in Christ.
The Bible states that we should first "make disciples" and then baptize, Riverwood follows this order; a person should repent and then be baptized. An infant does not have that understanding so we encourage children to wait to be baptized until they can develop a deeper understanding of what it means to publicly proclaim their faith.
If you would like to dedicate your child please submit this form (one form per child):