Baby Dedication is a solemn charge to you, as parents, to raise your child in a Christian home, teaching, guiding, and modeling a Godly example for your child to follow. It is a ceremony where parents present their child to God and wholeheartedly agree to raise that child in a Godly environment. It is a ceremony where you and your child receive a blessing from the Pastor as you take on this significant task. Baby dedication is NOT infant baptism and is not assurance of salvation.
Children are special and amazing gifts from God. We encourage parents to dedicate their children back to God and commit themselves to raising their children in His ways.
To participate in a Child Dedication and Blessing ceremony, please fill out and submit the form below. You will then receive an email confirmation. As the dedication date approaches someone from our Early Childhood Department will call to confirm your time and date, and give further instruction for the ceremony procedure.
Please keep in mind, all parents must attend a Parent Orientation Class in order to confirm your desired date. Classes are offered on a regular basis. You will be notified of the upcoming dates prior to your Dedication Ceremony date. The regular service childcare is provided if needed. Contact us at email@example.com for questions.
WHAT IS BABY DEDICATION?
AT WHAT AGE SHOULD MY CHILD BE PRESENTED?
Babies can be dedicated as early as the first scheduled service after they are born. Children may be participate at any age. It is never too late to have your child presented to the Lord in a dedication ceremony.
WHEN IS THE NEXT DEDICATION & BLESSING CEREMONY?
Baby Dedication Ceremonies are scheduled quarterly. You can find the upcoming dates on the form below.
WHO MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE DEDICATION & BLESSING CEREMONY?
This is an event for the entire family. Due to limited space, we ask that only the parents and siblings of the child being dedicated come to the stage. However, we highly encourage grandparents, other family members, and close friends to be invited to the ceremony. Special seating is available for all family and friends attending. You do not have to be a member at Church In The Son to have your child dedicated. All parents who are desirous of presenting their child and receiving this blessing may participate. Please note the pre-requisites listed below.
CHILD DEDICATION STEP BY STEP:
Step One: Parent Orientation
As a pre-requisite for participation in the Dedication and Blessing Ceremony, parents will attend a Parent Orientation Class. When you choose a Dedication Ceremony date and time online, you will receive notification that the date will be confirmed upon attendance of the Parent Orientation Class. The dates of the upcoming classes will be given at that time as well. All Parent Orientation Classes take place during the Wednesday evening service at 7pm, and are scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month. The regular Wednesday evening childcare will be available if needed. Please Note: Your Dedication Service is NOT confirmed until you have completed the Parent Orientation Class.
Step Two: Registration
Click on the form below, fill it out completely, and click “SEND”. You will need to submit a form for each child individually if you want to have multiple children dedicated. After your online registration form is submitted,you will receive an email acknowledgement of your request letting you know. After your dedication service has been confirmed, someone from the Children’s Department will call to confirm all the details and how many seats you would like to reserve for the service.
Step Three: The Dedication and Blessing Ceremony
The Child Dedication and Blessing ceremony will take place during a portion of the regularly scheduled service. You will receive specific instructions for the day of the service at the Parent Orientation Class. Registration must be submitted at least two weeks prior to desired Dedication Service