Child Dedication

Child Dedication

The Child Dedication service is truly a parent commitment service. It's the parent's promise to offer their child to the Lord and dedicate themselves to rearing their child for the glory of God. Family and friends are welcome to attend this commitment service.

The one-hour dedication class helps parents realize their children are God's gift. It challenges parents to be more focused to train their children as they grow in the ways of the Lord. The Discovery Land Child Dedication class is required before a child is dedicated at AAC. The class covers the following topics:

  • Reasons for dedicating a child
  • Parental responsibilities
  • Discovery Land’s role in your child’s Christian education

  • Symbolism of dedication

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer baptism for my infant?

No. As a church, we believe baptism to be a public declaration of an individual’s personal decision to trust in and follow Christ. We believe baptism is an outward sign of an inward work already transpired. Since infants are not yet capable of making such a decision, they are excluded from baptism. Children who have personally trusted Christ are welcomed and encouraged to be baptized.

As a parent, what are my commitments?

By dedicating your child, you are saying:

  • You will seek for your home to be a godly home for your child, where the child will learn by parental example the importance of God’s Word for their life; what it means to walk with God; and impact their world for Him.
  • Your child will grow up having been regularly involved and participating in a Bible-believing church.
  • The number one goal for your child as he/she grows is that they will come to know, follow, and love their Lord more deeply.

Do I have to be married to have my child dedicated?

No, but we do ask that you are living according to Biblical standards. If you are currently living together and not married we will not dedicate your child until you are role modeling God’s standards. If you have any questions we would love to talk with you and discuss the biblical reasons behind this standard.

Single parents will need to inform the other biological parent of the Dedication Ceremony if they wish for them to participate. Class attendance and a separate, approved application for the other parent is REQUIRED. AAC is not responsible for failure of the biological parent being informed of this requirement.

We want our child to be dedicated at the next dedication. Is that possible?

You must attend the Child Dedication Class AND have all your paperwork in BEFORE we will schedule your child’s dedication. We will make every effort to accommodate your request, but please do not make plans until we have confirmed your date with you.

What is my next step?

Please contact us for more information on the next class. Please RSVP for this class. In order for your child to be dedicated, you must have attended a class and completed and turned in your paperwork.

For the courtesy of others in the class and the presenter, please make alternative arrangements for your child(ren), including infants.

Dedication Class 

Monday, July 17
6:00 p.m.  |  B127
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Child Dedication Services

Child Dedication takes place on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Once you have attended a Child Dedication Class and have submitted all required paperwork, you will be contacted with available dedication dates. If you have questions, please contact us.


We base our beliefs on the infallible Word of God, the Bible, which teaches that there is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.

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Appleton Alliance Church
2693 W Grand Chute Blvd
Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 968-0700

Exit Highway 41 at Richmond Street (Hwy 47). Go south on Richmond one block and turn right onto Capitol Drive. Head west on Capitol Drive until you get to Lynndale Avenue and turn right (north) on Lynndale. Go over the overpass, then turn left onto Grand Chute Boulevard.

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Service Times

Sunday Mornings
8, 9:30, and 11 a.m.

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Senior Pastor

Dr. Dennis Episcopo is the Senior Pastor of Appleton Alliance Church and has served in Pastoral ministry for 30 years. Appleton Alliance has grown from 700 to over 4,000 attendees since moving to our current facility in 2003. Currently, the church is completing a 35 million dollar campus and has been designated one of the fastest growing churches in America by Outreach Magazine.

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