What is a Child Dedication
A child dedication gives expression to your desire to raise your child in a way that honors God and blesses his or her life.
Child Dedication in Scripture
In the Old Testament, a wife named Hannah could not conceive. She prayed for a child and made a vow to God, “O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me… and will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life…”
Our Lord answered Hannah’s prayer.
When her son, Samuel, was born, Hannah took him to the priest. She told him, “I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. 28 Therefore I have dedicated him to the LORD. As long as he lives, he is dedicated to the LORD.” (1 Samuel 1:27-28)
Of course, Jesus was also dedicated by Joseph and Mary. Soon after Jesus’ birth, Luke tells us, they “brought Jesus to Jerusalem—to the temple—to present Him to the Lord.” (Luke 2:22)
We recommend dedicating a child before the age of five.
Of course! A child dedication signifies your desire to raise your child according to God’s Word, no matter the situation.
Parents and their child will be called up front. Pastor will say a few words, ask a few questions and dedicate your child.
If you wish to prepare something to read to your child and the church you may but it is not expected.