CHILD DEDICATION REQUEST:
At Christ Center we love to celebrate a child becoming part of a family. We perform Dedications by giving thanks to the Lord for entrusting this child to the parent(s) and our congregation. In this, the congregation commits to come alongside the parent(s) in raising the child in the ways and teachings of Christ. A child’s first impression of God comes from you, so you must strive to live Christ-like lives at all times. Baby dedication is not a one -time event, but rather a life style of Godly living, service and involvement with the family of God. We see Dedication to be an important time for the parent and congregation to recognize their obligation to one another. The aim is that your child, with this nurture, will grow in love with Jesus, make their own decision to follow Jesus, choose to be baptized, become His disciple and follow the calling God gives them. With these things in mind, one of the pastors at Christ Center will meet with the parents and set an appropriate date to arrange this celebration. Of course, it is encouraged to invite family members to be present by your invitation.
Prior to baby dedication, please fill out and turn in the information below. We will contact you as to what dates are available. Following the celebration you will receive a dedication certificate signed by a pastor as a keepsake.
The Bible does give us these examples of dedication:
Luke 2:22 The time came for Mary and Joseph to do what the Law of Moses says a mother is supposed to do after her baby is born. They took Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem and presented him to the Lord.
1 Samuel 1:27,28 For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. Therefore I also have lent him to the LORD; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the LORD."
Please fill out and submit this information to the church