A Family Dedication is a time when parents publicly express their commitment to raise their child(ren) in a home that honors Christ. It is done in a public setting to acknowledge the importance of being accountable to other Christians and the larger community of faith.
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 someday 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 once or twice a year as part of our worship services on Sunday mornings. You are encouraged to invite friends and family to attend.
Dedication does not ensure salvation, nor is it the same as baptism. It is a time for parents to publicly demonstrate their faith and intention to raise their child in a home that loves God. Salvation comes only through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. As the Apostle Paul says in Ephesians 2:8-10: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
For more information or to sign up for the dedication, please contact the Church Office.