Parent-Baby Dedication Workshop
Do you have an interest in participating in an upcoming Parent/Baby Dedication? Our First Steps Parent Workshop is a prerequisite for scheduling a dedication for your child. The workshop will be held on Sunday, July 21 at 9 a.m. for parents interested in summer dedications. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Baby Dedications are a wonderful time for families to come before the church body to acknowledge that babies are a great gift from God! Parents are asking for prayers and encouragement as they desire to raise their children according to God’s standards in the Bible.
The act of dedicating a child to God was a common practice in Old and New Testament times. As believers in Christ, we dedicate children for many of the same reasons because it is:
- An opportunity for parents to acknowledge God’s incredible blessing of children as a gift from God. (Psalm 127:3)
- A formal recognition that the child belongs to God. (Psalm 24:1)
- A public commitment on the part of the parents and body of Christ to teach God’s Word and encourage them in the spiritual development. (Deut. 6:5-7)
- A challenge for parents to raise and discipline their children according to God’s standards. (Ephesians 6:4)