What a joy it is to have the blessing of so many new babies and young children at Santa Cruz Bible Church. In an effort to love, support and celebrate families, we are going to be having a Child dedication on Sunday October 21.

Child dedication is a wonderful moment in which parents make a public statement of faith to raise their child under God’s grace and wisdom. Dedicating your child to God shows that you recognize your child as a gift from God and you are dedicating yourself to being a godly example to your child. Dedicating your child is an exciting faith millstone that allows your SCBC family to pray over you, your child, and your family while friends are present to walk with you through this stage of life!


What is Child Dedication?

Child dedication is ceremony in which parents make a commitment before God and the church to affirm that God has given child(ren) as a gift, vow to be good stewards of their children, and publicly proclaim their intention to raise their child in Godly ways by recognizing a biblical view of parenting. Parents are the primary teachers and nurturers of their children and must make this commitment with all sincerity. We also ask the church community to do their part by joining you on this journey. This ceremony recognizes the importance of the spiritual development of a child.


Biblical verses?

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.


Contact info:

Should you have any question or need clarification, please feel free to contact Kim Brooks at 429-1162 x247 or email at


CLICK for the Child Dedication Registration Form

This is a great time to invite family and friends to support you as you dedicate your child(ren) to the Lord. Child Dedications will be held during services on Sunday Oct 21!