CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your new baby! In the midst of all that is changing in your home with the addition of your new baby, we invite you to take a moment to focus on what really matters most.
No one will have more influence on your child than YOU! We believe that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. It is our hope that we can partner with you from the very beginning. We want to be your biggest fans, your strongest supporters, and your trusted guides as you raise your child to know what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Baby/Child dedication is more than an event. It is an opportunity for you to take some time at the beginning of your journey as a parent to really think about what will matter the most in the life of your child; to really talk together and decide what you value and what you can do today that will have the greatest impact on your child’s future.
This event is not infant baptism. We believe that when people are old enough to understand what it means to put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, they should have the opportunity to make that choice for themselves. A preschooler is not able to understand sin, forgiveness, the sacrifice our Savior made for us, and what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This event is about your commitment as a parent to lead your child into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, so that as he gets older, you are able to guide him and to help him understand what that means.
So what will the process to have my baby/child dedicated look like?
1. Fill out a form and let us know you are interested in dedicating your child – Click Here.
2. Please take the time to watch the series of videos from Paul David Tripp. These are excellent principles to consider as we seek to parent from a gospel-centered life.
3. Leading up to the event we will send you an email with information about the day. Feel free to invite your family and friends!
4. When you show up at the event you will be welcomed, followed by a short message, prayer for each family, then a reception with light refreshments for you and your family and an opportunity to take pictures. Dress for the event is business causal to formal.
Can’t wait to celebrate with you! Looking forward to seeing all of you soon.
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