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Baptism and Child Dedications

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

2 Corinthians 5:17

Baptism

Through baptism, we share what God has done in our lives, and we commit to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ.

The word "baptize" means to dip or immerse under water. When a person is baptized, it represents his or her identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is an outward symbol of a person's faith and decision to be a committed Christ-follower.

To learn more about what we believe and practice about baptism at MBC, read our Baptism booklet.

For information about baptisms for children, visit the Kids Baptisms page.

Child Dedication

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

Everything we have belongs to God! All good and perfect gifts come from Him. Dedication, or “setting apart” of children unto God is one of parents’ first acts of leadership. Dedication is more than a ritual. It’s a commitment for parents to honor the will and the Word of God.

Child dedication is not baptism and not christening. It doesn’t guarantee a child’s salvation, but publicly expresses that the child belongs to God. This "setting apart" is an act by the parents, prayerfully declaring that this child belongs to God and committing themselves to bring up their son or daughter to respect and honor God and to love and serve Jesus Christ.

Baptism and Child Dedication at Your Campus

Would you like to be baptized or dedicate your child? Select your campus below to learn more about the steps you need to take.

Baptism and Baby Dedications at Loudoun

Baptism

When you are ready to be baptized, it will be our honor at the Loudoun Campus to walk alongside you.

If you are interested in being baptized, please reach out to Dave Kroeze to set up an appointment. This is a mandatory 

There are two additional parts to be completed before being baptized:

  1. Baptism Application
  2. Your testimony

You may also want to read the Baptism Frequently Asked Questions.

Jr. & Sr. High School Baptisms (6th – 12 graders)

The Rock Student Ministries conducts their own baptisms for students. Contact Charles Holmes

Child Baptisms (5th graders or younger)

For information about Child Baptisms, check out Starting Zone.

Baby Dedications

If your child has not accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and you as a family would like to dedicate them to the Lord as a commitment to raise them in a godly environment to know and love the Lord, please read the Baby Dedication Process below.

Below are the six questions parents will be asked to answer as an expression of their commitment.

Baby Dedication Vows

  1. Will you do your best to raise this child to honor, revere and love Jesus Christ?
  2. Will you do your best to maintain a home where Jesus Christ is honored and obeyed, where the Word of God is the authority and Jesus Christ is the head?
  3. Will you commit this child to God in prayer on a regular basis, trusting God to override your mistakes and make up for your shortcomings?
  4. Will you actively rely on the Holy Spirit to raise this child and to incline his or her heart to the Lord?
  5. Will you do your best to release this child to the will of God, whatever that might be, without bitterness or resistance?
  6. Will you do your best to be fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, so that this child has Godly examples to follow?

Baby Dedication Process

1.  Review McLean Bible Church’s explanation of Baby Dedication found on the frequently asked questions of the website. If you are a regular attendee of another MBC campus, please visit that campus’ website to proceed.

2. When you are ready and wish to have your child dedicated at the MBC Loudoun Campus, please fill out the baby dedication information form online.

3. Attend the next Baby Dedication class in advance of our Celebration during the service! 

Important Dates

  • Baby Dedication Class: Wednesday, June 5 and 12. 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the KQ Elementary Room. 
  • Dedication will be held on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16.

Contact

  • ADULT BAPTISMS: DIRECTOR OF CONNECTION & COMMUNITY LIFE
    LeAnne Smart
    (703) 770-2909
  • CHILD DEDICATION AND BAPTISM: PASTOR OF KID'S QUEST
    Dave Kroeze
  • Student Baptisms: Pastor of Rock Student Ministries
    Charles Holmes