Child Blessing is for children ages 2.5 to 12 years old.
What is a Child blessing?
A child blessing is the act of parents presenting children to the Lord in order to receive His blessing on them. It is an act of thanksgiving and recognition that God is not only the author of life, but his blessing is supremely important for a successful life both now and eternally. Themost clear example in the Bible is found in the Gospels, where parents brought their children to Jesus that he might touch them.
Mark 10:13-16 reads as follows: 13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. We recognize that salvation only comes to a child through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Therefore, the prayer of blessing by the pastor does not pass on salvation to a child through baby blessing.
When & where are child blessings held?
Child Blessings are generally held on the fourth Sunday of the month following the morning worship service in the sanctuary. There are a few exceptions contingent upon the Quest Church calendar and holidays.
How do I schedule my child blessing?
All parents interested in scheduling a baby blessing may begin by completing the application form. Once your application has been received one of the Pastors will contact you to schedule the first parent meeting. Parents will meet with Pastor/Elder for an 1 hour child blessing class.
Do I need to be a member of your church to have my child blessed?
Parents do not need to be members of Quest Church for their child to be blessed. It is our privilege to bless children and their families. We encourage parents to live their lives in such a way that will bring glory to God.
If I am a single parent, may I still have my child blessed?
Absolutely! A parent’s marital status has no bearing on the baby being blessed.
Since I’ve not done this before, I am a little nervous about all of this.
Baby blessings are a joyous occasion. Even if you are not yet a committed Christian, we are delighted to be a part of this important step in your life as a parent. Our intent is to come alongside of you and help ensure that the baby blessing is an easy going process. We pray that your child’s blessing is significant and rewarding to you and your family.
Child dedication is open to parents who can truthfully say, “I will commit myself to raisie this child to know the Lord Jesus Christ by loving, discipline, training and setting a positive Christlike example.”
If you are interested in dedicating your child(ren) to the Lord, Please fill out the his brief Child Blessing Interest form and someone from our administrative team will contact you soon! If you have additional questions, please email our administrative team, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baby Dedication (ages 4 months to 2 years old)