What Parent-Child Dedication is:

  • A formal moment to thank God, the Giver of life, for the gift of your child
  • An opportunity to publicly declare your intention to raise your child to love the Lord Jesus with all their heart, soul, strength, and mind (Luke 10:27)
  • A time of commitment where the church family pledges to encourage, support, and partner with you so that your child will know Christ and be complete in Him.

What Parent-Child Dedication is NOT:

Child dedication is not baptism. Water is not used during dedication.  Baptism is an expression of one’s conscious decision to give their allegiance to Jesus Christ as Lord, and is therefore something that individuals pursue after personally trusting Jesus. If you would like to have your child (or children) dedicated, please read the attached brochure and register for the next dedication. Dedications are scheduled several times a year and space is limited. 
  • The next Dedication Ceremony is Sunday, November 19, 2023.
  • For questions of spiritual nature regarding child dedication, contact Pastor Travis Connick (travis@trail.org).  
  • For scheduling or logistic questions, contact Jacki at 541.878.3501 or jacki@trail.org