WHAT IS CHILD DEDICATION?
1 Samuel 1:27-28
In 1 Samuel 1:27-28, a godly woman named Hannah prayed for years for God to give her a child. He answered her prayers and she gave birth to a son, whom she named Samuel. When Samuel was born, Hannah prayed these words: “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.”
Child dedications are a time for parents, like Hannah, to commit themselves to raising their child God’s way. It’s a powerful time for parents to embrace the responsibility they’ve been given by God and to catch a vision of the impact they can make in their child’s life.
What to expect on the day of your child dedication
When do I prepare?
At the conclusion of the service during the prayer time, you can use the restrooms to change and then return immediately to the sanctuary where an usher will direct you to the proper place to await to be baptized.
What do I wear?
For baptism wear modest shorts and we provide a t-shirt which can be picked up prior to that day or the morning of baptism (Please do not wear white see-through items). Bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a plastic bag for your wet clothes.
Will I have to say anything?
When the Pastor calls for you, there will be an usher that will assist you into the water. The Pastor will say, “Because of your confession of faith in Jesus Christ, you now profess to this congregation and identify with Christ through baptism that Jesus is the Lord of your life, I baptize you in the name or the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” You DO NOT have to say anything!