No one will have more influence on your child than you! We believe that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. It is our hope that we can partner with you from the very beginning. We want to be your biggest fans, your strongest supporters, and your trusted guides as you raise your child to know what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
BabyD is more than an event. It is a 3-step process that creates an opportunity for you to take some time at the beginning of your journey as a parent to really think about what will matter the most in the life of your child — to really talk together and decide what you value and what you can do today that will have the greatest impact on your child’s future.
We’ll post the date of our next BabyD as soon as possible. Follow the steps below to make sure your child and family are included in this special event.
Step 1: Preparing the Parents
BabyD is an event designed for parents of children two years old and younger. As part of the process to participate in babyD, we have intentionally compiled three short parenting messages that we feel will help you start right now, at the beginning, to do the things that will truly matter the most to you and your child in the future. This step must be completed before moving on to Step 2. Click here to listen to the messages.
Step 2: Registration and Orientation
Once you have completed Step 1, you will need to complete online registration, then attend a short orientation. (Online registration will open as soon as the next BabyD date is confirmed.)
To ensure a special environment, babyD is limited to 12 children.
Step 3: Dedication and Celebration
Now it’s time to celebrate! During this event, we will create an intimate and memorable space to rejoice in the life of your child and their future. You will have 1 table for your family and friends which will seat 6-8 people. You are welcome to invite more people, and they are invited to sit in the rows next to your table.
During the celebration, you will have an opportunity to share what you’ve decided from Step 1, and we will lead you in a prayer of dedication. After, you will have time to enjoy some refreshments and take pictures with your family. The total event will last about an hour.
Is babyD 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 in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, they should have the opportunity to make that choice for themselves. A preschooler is not able to understand sin, forgiveness, the sacrifice our Savior made for us, and what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This event is about your commitment to lead your child into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, so that as he or she gets older, you are able to guide your child and help him or her understand what that relationship means.
We are so excited to start this journey with you and your family! If you have any further questions, feel free to send us an email at babyD@AccessChurch.com.