At BVCC, we believe children are a gift from God. (Psalm 127:3) It is our great privilege to partner with you as you raise your children to develop a love for God and others.

To celebrate and come along side you, we have two Parent & Child Dedications per year - the first Sunday of December and on Mother's Day. Our upcoming dates are May 14 and December 3, 2017.

Because of the mutual commitment between parents and the church, this event is limited to parents who attend BVCC and at least one parent has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Attending a Parent Meeting is a prerequisite for participating in our Parent & Child Dedication. Our next class will be April 30, 2017. For more information and to register for the class, please contact Ruth Williams at

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates."  Deuteronomy 6:5-9


Does BVCC baptize infants?

No. Rather than baptizing infants, we encourages Christian parents to dedicate their children. In the Bible, we find parents bringing their children to Jesus. He held them, prayed for them, and told us to welcome them. He did not baptize them and He did not tell anyone else to baptize them. We believe Baptism is for those who have made a personal decision to trust Christ alone for their salvation, once they have the maturity and ability to understand what that means.

Do I have to attend BVCC to dedicate my child?

Yes. We ask that parent(s) are regular attenders at BVCC, at least one or both of the parents have made a commitment to having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, are following Him in their own life and value BVCC’s vision of “Die to Self, Be Transformed, and Live in Something Greater.”

Can a single parent participate in a child dedication service?

Great question! We'd love to talk to you about this. Please contact Ruth to set up a time.

Can parents dedicate their child if they are not married?

Great question! We'd love to talk to you about this. Please contact Ruth to set up a time.

Is the Parent Meeting Mandatory?

Yes. Please contact Ruth if you are unable to attend.