We are so excited about our annual Child Dedication at Oakbrook!  We love to partner with you at every life stage!  Our Child Dedication is a special day where you publicly declare your desire to raise your child in the local church and to help them know and love Jesus!  It’s also a special opportunity for your church family to affirm your decision and pray for your child and family!  We would love to have you join us!

Who:  Anyone who is committed to raising their child in the local church and helping them know and love Jesus and hasn’t been through a Dedication Day.  This event is for you and your child, as well as extended family and friends.

What:  Child Dedication Celebration.  We will celebrate your decision with a short program and breakfast! Our lead pastor Mark Malin will also honor your commitment on stage during our 10 a.m. adult service.

Where:  The Warehouse at Oakbrook Church

When:  May 14 (Mother’s Day) 9:00 a.m. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.), Service at 10am

Why:  We are FOR YOUR FAMILY!  We LOVE to partner with you on your parenting journey to have a greater influence on your kids!  We believe we are better together!

If you’d like to join us, please RSVP below  by May 7 and check out What's Next below:

What's Next

  1. RSVP Above
  2. Complete the Homework assignment: Watch the 2 videos below, and complete the work.  (Note we won't be having an orientation meeting, Gretchen Lee will follow up with you after you RSVP)
  3. Celebrate with family and friends on May 14!

Here are the 2 videos, watch them in the order below:

Contact Gretchen Lee, Oakbrook Kids Director, with more questions: Gretchen@oakbrookchurch.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?

Besides your child and any family and friends, please bring a copy of your printed "homework".  If you don't mind you may want to print a copy for each person you're inviting.

How many people can i invite?

We will reserve tables with chairs for you and your family.  Most people invite 5-10 guests.  We will follow up with you to confirm your head count.

Is there an age limit?

No.  Anyone raising kids at home is welcome to participate.

How much does this cost

This is a free event that Oakbrook Kids is excited to provide for you!

What exactly is the homework?

Ben invited you to make a list of qualities you'd like your child to have, so we'd like you to put that list in the form of a letter written to your child that you'll share with your family and friends at the celebration.  Heather invited you "widen the circle" by inviting people to influence your child as they grow.

Is this an infant baptism?

No.  Child dedication is an opportunity for parents to publicly declare their desire to raise their child in the local church and to help them know and love Jesus!  It’s a special opportunity for your church family to affirm your decision and pray for your child and family!  

Will I be on stage?

Yes.  Lead Pastor Mark Malin will call parents and their children on stage during the adult service.

Can I check my children into Oakbrook Kids after I'm on stage?

Yes. Just head back to the kids hallway and we'll get you all set!