Baby Dedication is for ages 4 months to 2 years old.
What is a baby dedication?
The word "dedication" 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 2:22).
These parents took this act very seriously and were making a commitmentin 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. Rather, it is a commitment that the parents make to do their part in raising their 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.
What kind of commitment am I making?
As parents, you begin by publicly acknowledging your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As you present your child to God in the presence of the pastor and congregation, you are recognizing that he or she belongs to God and has been born to experience His love and to serve Him.
You are committing, as Christian parents, to teach the truths of God's Word in your home and participate in regular worship with your children. You are also committing to be a Christ-like example and seek to lead your children to a personal faith in Christ as soon as they are ready.
Are there any requirements?
Yes, the parent(s) must be a committed Christian(s) and be actively involved in the life of the church through regular attendance.
When & where are baby dedications held?
Baby dedications are generally held on the fourth Sunday of the month during 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 baby’s dedication?
All parents interested in scheduling a baby dedication may begin by completing an 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 baby dedication class.
If I am a single parent, may I still have my baby dedicated?
Absolutely! A parent’s marital status has no bearing on the baby being dedicated. However, as mentioned above the parent must be a committed Christian.
Being a new Christian, I am a little nervous about all of this.
Baby dedications are a joyous occasion. If you are a new Christian, we are delighted to be a part of this important step in your newly found walk with Jesus. Our intent is to come alongsideof you and help ensure that the baby dedication is an easy going process. We pray that your child’s dedication is significant and rewarding to you and your family.
Frequently Asked Questions about Child Dedication. If you are interested in dedicating your child(ren) to the Lord, Please fill out the his brief Baby Dedication Interest form and someone from our administrative team will contact you soon! If you have additional questions, please email our administrative team, at email@example.com.