A baby dedication is a time when thanks are given to God for the child God has sent. During this time of thanks, the parent(s) joins the pastor, officers, and congregation in prayer as the child is presented to the Lord. This prayer will also include asking God to bless the child and to bring the child to salvation as soon possible (as soon as the child understands right from wrong and has reached the age of accountability). At this time, the pastor may pray for something special for the child’s life, and that God will use the child in a special way in the future.
Further, a baby dedication is a time when the parent(s) vows before God to do everything within their power to not only lead the child to Christ as soon as possible, but to raise the child in church with them, and to teach the child the ways of God by word and example in their home. This time of dedication of the parent to Christ and to His church and word, is just as important as thanking God for the child and asking Him to bless them. Since the baby dedication is inherently linked to the parents serving God, living for God, attending church, being a disciple of Christ, etc.; then the parents must ask themselves if they are Christians and presently doing that. If they are not, and/or are unwilling to do this, then the baby dedication should wait until they are.
If only one parent is a Christian or you are a single parent, we ask that the Christian parent who desires to dedicate their child fully understand and commit to the above themselves prior to baby dedication.
If you are interested in having your child or children dedicated to the Lord. Please fill out the online application and our AdminTeam will be in touch with you.