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.
Our next Baby Dedication is scheduled for Sunday, January 11, 2015. If you would like to dedicate your child please submit this form (one form per child):