Parent and Child Dedication
You are on your way to making a monumental decision in the life of your child and your family! Child dedication shows you as parents are choosing to give God first priority in your home by being a part of a ceremony in our church where children are prayed over and dedicated to God. You will be making a public commitment before God that you as parents will live the Christian pattern as outlined in the Bible and raise your children accordingly. The following Bible verses illustrate the importance of bringing your children before God.
Dedicating your child involves completing and submitting the application form, attending the Child Dedication class, and then bringing your child to the designated service where the officiating pastor will lead in a statement of commitment and then lead the congregation in prayer for you and your child. Parents may take the class any time prior to their child’s dedication. The class is mandatory for all parents participating in the dedication. Parents do not need to retake the class if they previously attended it within the past three years.
The public dedication ceremony requires participating parents to be living according to the Biblical pattern of marriage and family, as well as training their children according to this pattern. Marriage is a provision of God wherein one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others enter into a lifelong relationship through a marriage ceremony that is recognized by the church and legally sanctioned by the state.
Single parents who are committed to the Biblical pattern are welcome to participate in Child and Parents dedication.
Parents who are not ready to commit to the Biblical teaching on marriage and family may request a Child Blessing Ceremony. This ceremony would welcome friends and relatives important to you, it would involve the Pastor praying over you and your child for God’s guidance and protection as you raise your child.
To start the process of parent and child dedication email firstname.lastname@example.org