If you are a parent and would like to dedicate your child, come learn about how we do dedication at New Life. Dedication is an event that marks your spiritual commitment to your child and promise to raise him or her up in the ways of Christ. Intimidated? Don't be. Expect this class to be relational and informative. This class is a prerequisite for the child dedication service.
About Dedications and Baptism
We believe that the overwhelming evidence in scripture is that baptism is for those who have put their trust in Jesus Christ. So, baptism is for those who have already made that decision to follow him and are going public about that relationship. Dedications, on the other hand, are the parent’s commitment to raising their child in an environment where they can personally know Christ.
Child Dedications At New Life
This really is a special moment for you and your family and is a mile marker you should look forward to. It will be a moment mixed with seriousness and celebration. There is a brief exchange between you and the pastor during this moment as you promise to raise your child in knowing Christ. Don’t worry, there is no long public speaking required on your part-whew!
Child Dedication Requirements
Parent(s) of the child being dedicated must fill out the child dedication application completely and turn it in by the next due date. This packet describes our process for dedications, the requirments and how the dedication typically flows. To download the child dedicaiton packet, click here.
The next Child Dedication Class is on Sunday, December 7th with our Dedication Service on Sunday, December 14th. The class is short and informative, but required to particiapte in the service.
Biblical Passages To Review
Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Deuteronomy 12:28, 1 Samuel 1:27-28, Psalms 127:3-5, Proverbs 20:7, Proverbs 22:6, Mark 10:13-16