Why should I dedicate my child?
King’s Harbor Church celebrates Parent/Child Dedications because:
Baby/Child Dedications are Biblically Founded
The concept of dedication is found in scripture in both 1 Samuel 1 and in Luke 2. Hannah upon giving birth to her son Samuel, dedicated him to the Lord, entrusting him completely to God. Mary and Joseph presented the infant Jesus in the temple to dedicate Him to the Lord. In both instances, the parents demonstrated their recognition that their child belonged to God.
Baby/Child Dedications do Not Imply or Ensure Salvation
Dedication does not imply or assure the child’s salvation. Rather, dedication exists for parents publically commit to raise the child in the fear of the Lord, in prayerful expectation that he or she will one day put his or her faith in Christ.
Baby/Child Dedications Focus on Christ
The Dedication is designed not to make much of the parents or the child, but rather to focus on Christ. By participating, parents are publically declaring their need for Christ’s help, and the church is corporately praying that these children will one day love Christ above all things and agreeing to come alongside the parents.
If you are interested in dedicating your child to the Lord, please fill out the Baby Dedication Questionnaire below and then download the Baby Dedication Planning Packet. A representative from Children's Ministry will be in contact with you upon receipt of the questionnaire.