Dec 1st @ 4/6pm
"I asked the Lord to give me this child, and he has granted my request. Now I am giving him to the Lord, and he will belong to the Lord his whole life.” 1 Samuel 1:27-28
A Baby Dedication event is an opportunity for parents to publically declare that you want to raise your child to develop their own relationship with Jesus Christ. At Rise, we believe dedicating your child to the Lord is a special moment in the life of every parent and child. Raising a child to follow Jesus isn’t about merely protecting them, but more about preparing them for a life of kingdom significance.
What your are committing to by dedicating your child:
1. You commit your best to lead your child into a growing relationship with Jesus (2 Timothy 3:14-17)
2. You commit to teach, train and displaying biblical values to your child (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
3. You commit to be a part of a local church, to have a christian family surround you with support, encouragement and correction. (Ephesians 2:19-22)
A baby dedication isn’t just for the parents though: it’s for the entire church. It’s a moment for a church family to hear from parents and learn how they can come around to support the discipleship of this young child and encouragement of their parents.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I INVITE?
We will reserve 7 seats in your section you and your family. You can invite others as well who will be seated in the general area, and will be able to join you for sharing time and prayer.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BETWEEN NOW AND THE DAY OF THE CELEBRATION?
Invite your friends and family. Invitations will be given to you after you RSVP. You will also need to watch two short videos in preparation for the event. These videos contain homework challenges to be shared on celebration day. You will be emailed a link to these videos.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
Besides your friends, family, just be sure not to forget your child!
IS THIS AN INFANT BAPTISM?
No. We believe that a child must be old enough to understand what it means to put their faith in Jesus Christ before they can be baptized. Again, this event is an opportunity for you as parents to publically declare that you want to raise your child to develop their own relationship with Jesus Christ.
Can a single parent participate in a child dedication service?
Yes! Child dedication signifies the commitment of parents (including single parents) to do their best to raise their child to be a follower of Christ. We highly encourage single parents to dedicate their child and commit themselves to raise them biblically, even if it is currently without the presence or partnership of a spouse. As a church, Rise is committed to supporting single parents in providing a Christian foundation for their child’s upbringing.