Establishing the Foundation
What exactly is involved in “dedicating” your child to the Lord?
As mentioned in our theme scripture, children are a heritage from the Lord. He gives them to us to bless us, and because of this, we must be willing to give them back to Him.
We too, must be willing to totally submit our children to the will of our Father.
A perfect example: In 1 Samuel 1:11, 26–28, Hannah, being barren (without child) for many years, was weeping before the Lord because of her condition.
As she was weeping, she made a vow to God. “Then she made a vow and said, ‘O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life…”
God heard Hannah’s request and gave her a son named Samuel. Hannah, in keeping her vow, dedicated (or set apart) Samuel unto the Lord.
Our Host Couple
The host couple is instrumental in preparing you for your child’s dedication.
The week of your baby dedication, the couple will give you a call to answer any questions you might have, explain the order of events, and fully assist you on the day of your dedication.
When inviting friends and family to the dedication, please emphasize the importance of staying for the service.
Our services are designed primarily for adults.
Please inform your guests who are bringing children that classes are offered in the Children’s Ministry from Nursery to High School age.
Children age 10 and older may be in the sanctuary when accompanied by a parent.
We do not allow other family members or friends backstage before or after the dedication.
This is a great time to invite family members and friends who do not know the Lord so that they can hear the gospel message and see the love of Jesus.
If you have any questions or need clarification, please call the Church Office to speak to Pastor Stef Mitrano in the Children’s Ministry.
If you have read and understood this information and would like to continue to have your child dedicated, you may pick up a Baby Dedication application form either at the Welcome Center on Thursdays and Sundays during main services or at the Church Office during business hours.
When completed, please turn in your application at the Church Office.
You will receive a call to schedule a meeting with a pastor to go over the application and answer any questions you might have.