Requirements for Baby Dedication. Please read below.
“ I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. SO now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.”
~1 Samuel 1:27-28
Dedicating your child to the Lord is a celebration of a commitment made to raise your child in the ways of the Lord. The word “dedicate” means “to consecrate” or the act of setting apart people or things to serve God. In the Old Testament, we see how Hannah prayed for a child and promised God that the child, Samuel, would be given to the Lord all the days of his life (1 Samuel 1:11, 28). In the New Testament, we see how Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple to “present” Him to the Lord (Luke 2:32).
The family was the first institution created by God between a man and a woman. These parents took this act very seriously and were making a commitment in presenting their children to the Lord. Bringing a child before the Lord is not a secret formula for keeping them from ever experiencing harm or pain. It is a commitment that the parents make to do their part in raising the child before the Lord. Just as the Nazarite children in the Bible had set boundaries and lived their lives set apart to God from birth (Judges 13:5), parents today, through baby dedication, commit to a lifestyle of raising their children separated from the world and its values. Therefore, we only dedicate the child/children of married couples (a man and a woman) and the child/children of a single parent who is committed to God in the development of the child and will be obedient to God’s Word (Genesis 2:18-21-24).
If you are a married couple (one man and one woman) or a single parent (not living with someone out of wedlock) who is committed to Christ and His Word, please complete the following application.
If at this time you do not meet these requirements we would love to have the opportunity to help bring your relationship into accordance with God’s Word so that you can dedicate your family to God.