WELCOME PARENTS! We are so glad you have decided to dedicate your child at Stonecreek Church. We believe this is an important moment in your family's life. Below you will find what is required to participate in our next Parent-Child Dedication Celebration, a place to register and information on what to expect during the Celebration.
Questions? Please contact Susan Pirkey, Interim Director of Nursery Ministries (, 770-754-7900, ext. 102.)
At Stonecreek, we take your desire to dedicate your child very seriously. Therefore, in order to participate in Stonecreek's Parent-Child Dedication Celebration, we ask that you meet one of these priorities: be an ALL IN member, be a member of a connection group or study, serve by volunteering in one of our ministries or regularly contribute financially. We feel these criteria are important as a first step for you as parents to understand what we believe, and for us to truly be able to partner with you in the spiritual development of your child.
Click one of the links below for more information on:
Becoming An All In Member | Joining A Connection Group | Serving | Giving
We created two parenting messages as an encouragement for you as you guide the heart and spiritual beliefs of your child in the future. Listen to these two messages and talk about them with your spouse (or a trusted friend if you are single.) You will also see a Homework Page associated with and referenced in Message 1.
MESSAGE 1: Download Message (16:58) | Download Homework Page
You are the spiritual leader in your home and your child's greatest guide in understanding what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In this message Stonecreek's Senior Pastor Steven Gibbs helps parents think with the end in mind and encourages parents in developing the two most important relationships they will ever have.
MESSAGE 2: Download Message (05:43)
In this message Stonecreek's Lead Pastor Ken Murphy talks about the ways in which a parent can partner with our Next Generation Ministries over the next 18 years.
Click Here To Register for the next Parent-Child Dedication Celebration, Sunday, April 21, 4 to 5 p.m., Stonecreek Church.
What you can expect at the celebration?
We will reserve a table (seats 10) for your family and close friends. We ask that the only other young children in attendance are the siblings of the child or children being dedicated. This will ensure you can focus on this special event with no distractions. During the celebration you will have the opportunity to share what you’ve written as a part of your homework assignment in STEP 2. We will also lead you and your family/friends in a prayer of dedication. Last, but not least, you will have time to eat delicious cupcakes and take pictures with your family. The entire celebration will last about an hour.
Why are there requirements to participate in the dedication?
We believe that a Parent-Child Dedication is much more than an event. It is truly a partnership in raising your child to know Jesus, and to commit to pursuing life in Him. You must fulfill STEP 1 and STEP 2 before your Parent-Child Dedication Celebration registration is confirmed. This means you are one of the following; 1) An ALL IN member, 2) Involved in a connection group or study, 3) Serving as a volunteer somewhere within the church, OR 4) you regularly contribute financially.
There is no time limit to completing STEP 1. The only time limit you need to consider is that your child must be under four years of age to participate in the Dedication Celebration.
How many people should we invite to the celebration?
Please try to limit the number of family and guests to around 10. Space is limited for the celebration, and we expect the event to fill up quickly. We will offer this several times a year.
Is this dedication celebration the same as infant baptism?
This event is not infant baptism. We believe that when people are old enough to understand what it means to put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, they should have the opportunity to make the choice to be baptized themselves.
This event is about your commitment as a parent to lead your child into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, so that as he or she gets older, you are able to help them understand what that means. See our Jesus & Baptism Page for more information on our beliefs around salvation and baptism.