- September 8, 2019
- All Day
Dedicating a child to the Lord doesn’t secure their salvation; we believe children are already under God’s saving grace up to an age of accountability known to God in each case. Rather, Child Dedication is an opportunity for the parents to:
- Gratefully recognize and affirm that their child ultimately comes from and belongs to God, and is a gift entrusted to their care for just a time (Psalm 127:3, Proverb 22:6);
- Surrender their child to God’s will for his or her life above the parent’s own plans (1 Samuel 1:27-28);
- Dedicate themselves as parents to model godliness and raise their child in accordance with God’s instructions found in His Word (Psalm 78:4-7 and Ephesians 6:1-4).
*Babies and children through age 5 are eligible for child dedication (if you desire to dedicate an older child, please speak with a pastor about your situation);