Baby and Parent Dedication Service
Child and Parent Dedication is a special time to honour God for His blessings. Parents focus on the privilege of parenting a child’s heart seeing them grow to adulthood. It is a time when parents present themselves, their parenting abilities and their child to God.
Family, friends and Church family surround them, together commit to raising their child under God’s guidance and love.
During the service we will invite the family on stage for a time of prayer and impartation through the laying of hands over the child and parents.
Some parents ask us about the process of having their children baptised. It is good to see that parents are seeking the best for their kids physically, developmentally, and spiritually. As All Nations Community Church, we do not baptise babies or infants.
We believe that baptism is the action a person takes after becoming a follower of Christ Jesus. Scripture shows in many places where when people believed in Jesus Christ, they were subsequently baptised.
What does it mean to dedicate your child?
Dedicating your child means three things:
Celebrating the new life in your family!
Welcoming the child into the Church family.
Parents and Church family make an agreement with God to raise the child in a way that honours God and gives them the opportunity for a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ.
We believe God has a good and perfect plan for every life. Faithful parenting looks like doing our part to raise our children to know God, staying engaged with a loving Church community and entrusting our children’s future to Him.
At what age should I dedicate my child?
Dedication is from infancy up to 5 years old, however, we encourage you to do this as early as possible, acknowledging that crucial stages of nurturing and development happen early in life.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 ESV