Monte Vista Chapel values children as equal participants in the body of Christ. We believe that all children are created in God’s own image and are a gift from Him (Gen. 1:26; Psalm 127: 3-5). We desire to partner with parents and legal guardians in raising their children in a way that puts Christ’s love on display. This gives children the opportunity to experience God’s goodness and truth.
We recognize that child dedications do not grant a child salvation —God’s love and grace allow each individual to make the decision to follow Christ for themselves (John 3:16; Acts 4:11-12; Romans 10:9-13). Therefore, a child dedication is simply a public declaration of a parent or guardian’s desire and devotion to pursue the following as they raise their children to do the same:
Grow in a love and trust in God above all else
Follow the model and teachings of Jesus
Gracefully obey and cooperate with the Holy Spirit
Participate in the kingdom of God
In addition to the parents or legal guardian making a declaration, the Monte Vista Chapel Family will affirm their desire and also commit to partner alongside the family.
Contact Ashley Mutchler for additional information or to request a dedication.