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.
Child Dedication and Blessing is a special ceremony for *members of the Church In The Son Family. You can request a registration link by contacting our Early Childhood Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Members are parents who regularly attend Church In The Son, have completed God First, and are actively involved in community, serving, giving, etc.
Please keep in mind, all parents must attend a Parent Orientation in order to confirm your desired date. These sessions are offered on a regular basis. You will be notified of the upcoming dates as they are scheduled prior to your Dedication Ceremony date. The regular service childcare is provided if needed. Contact us at email@example.com for questions.
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.
- What is baby dedication?
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.
- 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?
The Dedication & Blessing Ceremony is for Church In The Son members. Parents who want to present their child should follow the steps outlined below.
The Child Dedication and Blessing ceremony is for the entire family. Due to limited space, we as that only parents and siblings of the child being dedicated come to the stage. However, we highly encourage grandparents, family members, and close friends to be invited to the ceremony. Special seating is available for all family and friends attending.
- 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: RegistrationChurch In The Son family members may request a registration form link by contacting the Early Childhood Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.When you receive the link, log in to your FellowshipOne account to register. If you do not have an account, just click “Sign Up.” This one account allows you to register for events, find or view a group, or give online. BE SURE TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AFTER YOU ACTIVATE YOUR NEW ACCOUNTRegister your child for dedication by clicking their name. If you need to add your child, click “Add a Person”. You can then choose the desired service and answer the required questions to complete your registration. As soon your form is submitted, you will receive an email acknowledgement of your request, letting you know the next date for the Parent Orientation.