Family Dedication is a time when parents publicly express their commitment to raise their child in a home that honors Christ. It is done in a public setting to acknowledge the importance of being accountable to other Christians. Parents can publicly thank the Lord for the privilege of helping their child learn to respect and love God. It is, of course, the hope of the parents, as well as their church family, that by providing this home environment the child will some day come to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Dedication focuses on the parents’ commitment to raising the child in a home that honors Christ. By living out your faith in Christ, the likelihood of your child making their own personal commitment to Christ is greatly increased.
Dedications take place several times a year as part of our worship services on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. You are encouraged to invite friends and family to attend. A small reception with finger foods is held at the conclusion of the worship service.
Dedication does not ensure salvation; it is a time for parents to publicly demonstrate their faith and intention to raise their child in a home that loves God. Dedication is not the same as baptism. Salvation comes only through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. As the Apostle Paul says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 (NASB)
Parents interested in having their family dedicated are asked to participate in a two-part class. To register for the class or get more information, please contact Abbie Dixon at 296-8737 x139 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.