What is baby/child dedication?
Baby/child dedication is the act of giving back to God the gift He has given you as parents. It is an act of worship, thanksgiving, dependence, trust and commitment. We as Christians have a tremendous responsibility given to us when the Lord blesses us with a child.
The practice of baby/child dedication has been modeled throughout the Bible. The Israelites brought their 8-day-old children to the priest for blessing. Hannah (I Samuel 1:24-28) brought her long-awaited son Samuel to the priest Eli to dedicate him to the Lord. Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple for His dedication.
We recognize that salvation only comes to a child through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ It is not passed on to a child through dedication. Parents covenant to raise their children by modeling Godly principles with the desire that one day, their children will receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
Baby/child dedication is different from infant baptism or christening. We believe that the Bible teaches that baptism should take place after a person has made a personal choice to follow Jesus Christ.
Baby/child dedications are scheduled about three times a year. A baby/child dedication registration form is to be filled out and turned into the church office at least 1 week prior to the scheduled service. You may either download this form and mail it to the office or fill it out online and submit it. Someone will contact you regarding your desire to dedicate your baby/child.
If you are interested in having a child dedicated, Follow the steps below. If you have additional questions, please contact Pam Warda via email.
- Provide a life verse and a photograph of your child to the church office, (attn: Pam) no later than one week prior to the scheduled Dedication Sunday. Or you can send an electronic .jpg via email to Pam.