CHILD DEDICATIONS ARE NOT PERFORMED ON THE FIRST SUNDAYS
YOU MUST BE A MEMBER AND THE PARENT/ LEGAL GUARDIAN OF THE CHILD TO BE DEDICATED
IF PARENTS ARE NOT MARRIED, DEDICATIONS ARE NOT DONE DURING SERVICE
Please provide information as you would like for it to appear on your child’s Dedication Certificate. (Not all information may appear on the actual certificate).
RESERVED SEATING IS NOT AVAILABLE. Please arrive early if your family would like to sit together.
Please read and sign the acknowledgement on the next page. Please read in entirety before signing:
Child Dedication Acknowledgment
In dedicating this child back to God, I make a covenant with God. God’s covenant is for me because I have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of my life according to Romans 10:9-10. “That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. (NIV)
I further understand that child dedication is the establishment of a covenant relationship between God and those who believe and receive His word as it relates to the nurturing and training of children.
2 Corinthians 6:14-18: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (NIV)
Romans 8:1-8: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.” (NIV)
In requesting the dedication of this child, I acknowledge that all persons involved in the ceremony are saved (have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior) and are willing to ensure that this child is raised in a Christian home where the word of God is lived and taught. Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together, except they be agreed: (KJV)
I do not meet the conditions outlined above; however, I am willing to accept Biblical Counseling in order to better understand child dedication and my role in this event as outlined in scripture.