WHAT IS CHILD DEDICATION?
Dedication is a ceremony for parents, their children, family, and friends. It happens at the end of a Sunday morning service in front of the congregation.
A dedication demonstrates a commitment to give your child to the Lord and a promise to raise that child to love and serve Him all the days of their life. Examples of this can be found in the Bible. In 1 Samuel 1 Hannah asked God to bless her with a child and then dedicated her son to the Lord and to His service. In Luke 2 Mary and Joseph presented Jesus to the Lord in the Temple soon after his birth, also dedicating him to God and to God's plan for his life.
When you present your child to God in the form of a child dedication, you are publicly recognizing that your child belongs to Him and that you will raise the child in a home committed to experiencing and loving Christ. Deuteronomy 6:5-7 says this, ”And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.” As Christian parents you are committing to teach your child the truth found in God’s word, to be a Christ-like example for them, and to lead your child to a personal relationship with Christ.
(borrowed from Puyallup Foursquare Church)
Child Dedication Form
If you would like to dedicate your child at Grace Scottsdale please fill out the form below. Once the form is submitted we will contact you to confirm the date and discuss the next steps. Contact us if you have any questions.