Parent Commissioning

At Pinedale, we recognize the importance of families and the value of children.

Every year, we invite families with babies born or adopted in the previous year to participate in Parent Commissioning.  This memorable service recognizes each child as a gift from God, and offers parents an opportunity to commit with other parents in raising Christ-centered kids.  Our Elders participate in the service by praying for God's blessing on each child and family. Additionally, this special service makes public the church's commitment to each family, and the family's commitment to the church.  

The process

  • Complete the Registration Form.
  • Provide 15-20 photos of the baby and family. .  
  • Late registrations will NOT be accepted.  
  • Attend Parent Orientation.
  • Parent Commissioning Sunday.


Click HERE to see a video of the families who participated in

2019 Parent Commissioning. 


keepsake card

Parent Commissioning at Pinedale does not involve baptism.  We believe that baptism is meant to take place at a time when an individual makes a personal decision to follow Christ and is old enough to repent of his or her sin and confess Jesus publicly. 


On the Commissioning day, we will give your family a special card.  We encourage you to put this card in your child's baby book or hope chest and save it until the day your child accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior and is baptized.