Family Dedication (previously known as Baby Dedication) is a special opportunity for you to take some time wherever you are in your parenting journey to think about what will matter the most to your child. It's a time to talk together about what you value and what you can do to impress these values on your child that will have the greatest impact on their future. Family Dedication is truly a time of parent commitment, a promise to offer your child to the Lord and to dedicate yourselves to the raising of the child for the glory of God.
Family Dedication Is:
An opportunity for parents of young children to thank God for the gift of a child.
Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. - Psalm 127:3
A chance to publicly declare your intention to raise your child in a Christian home.
Joseph and Mary took Jesus to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. - Luke 2:22
A family commitment to guide your children into a growing relationship with Christ.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. - Ephesians 6:4
A family commitment as parents to abide by biblical principles and raise your child according to God's standards.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your heart. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. - Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Family Dedication does not include baptism. We believe that baptism is meant to take place publicly when a person is old enough to make the personal decision to follow Christ. As parents, we cannot decide our child's salvation for them. Each person must make their own decision. We can, however, lay a foundation of teaching and example that helps the child be ready to make that decision when the time comes.
Important Details for Parents:
Parent(s) must be member(s)/regular attender(s) of Northeast to participate. This is for married couples, single moms, or single dads.
Parent(s) must be willing to commit themselves to raising their child to know Christ through love, discipline, training and example.
Our next Family Dedication Celebration will take place on March 24 & 25, 2018.
- If your family has not participated in Family/Baby Dedication at Northeast Christian Church in the past, you MUST attend an Orientation. You will receive a link for orientation via email once your registration is processed.
Registration » Registration for Family Dedication will close on March 3, or when all spots are full, whichever comes first. Click HERE to register today.
Please contact Julie Pate, Nursery Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.