“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3
A child dedication is a public statement by parents who want to thank God for their child, entrust them to him, and commit themselves to raise their child to follow God. Parents who dedicate their child to God are acknowledging their role as a loving steward of His gift, and are asking for God’s wisdom and direction in parenting. Dedication is a biblical parenting principle found in both the Old & New Testaments.
When a child is older and able, they can express their own personal faith in Jesus and be baptized. Our purpose for dedicating children is:
- to celebrate the gift they are to their families and to the church.
- to give parents the opportunity to publicly commit to raise their child to be a follower of Christ.
- to give family members, friends and church family the opportunity to express their commitment to support the parents.
What to Expect
During the dedication ceremony, you will stand before the church with your child. The ceremony includes a charge for parents, a commitment from the church to be a source of support for your family, and a prayer for your family. Parents may invite as many friends and family members as they like to celebrate the occasion. A church photographer takes photos during each dedication. We’ll share a link to a private gallery so you can download pictures to cherish and share.
If you are interested in dedicating your child, fill out the form below, and we’ll get in touch with you soon.