Family Ministry

The family is one way in which our faith is passed to the next generation (Deuteronomy 6:4-7). One of the roles of the church is to come alongside families to assist in this process. Children's Ministry focuses on children from birth through 4th grade, and Student Ministries focuses on students from 5th grade through 12th grade. In addition to age specific programs, we offer events for the whole family to experience together.

  • Baby Dedication

    At Riverwood, we dedicate babies or children, we do not baptize them. Dedication means that the parents will be totally committed to their own spiritual growth as well as raising their child in a healthy Christian environment. Dedication does not mean that the child is a Christian for he/she is too young to place faith in Christ.

    The Bible states that we should first "make disciples" and then baptize. Riverwood follows this order; a person should repent and then be baptized. An infant does not have that understanding, and we encourage children to wait to be baptized until they can develop a deeper understanding of what it means to publicly proclaim their faith. (Click here to learn more about baptism.)

    Next Baby Dedication: Sunday, May 12

    Click here to register to dedicate your child.

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