Children are a treasure of the Lord. Raising them is hard work. When children are dedicated, it has nothing to do with the children, but the parents. The parents are declaring to their church family that they are raising them to walk with the Lord. It does not make the children closer to the Lord or change the children's status with the Lord in any way. The children are not going to heaven when they die because they were dedicated. They are going to heaven if they have confessed with their mouth and believed in their heart that Jesus is Lord. The child dedication is declaring the parents intent, and asking their church family to pray and help them in their commitment to raise their children to know and love God. This church exists to glorify God and help family's to grow strong faith in our Lord.