Milestone 01: Child Dedication
We are so glad that you are interested in participating with us in our Child Dedication Celebration. You have been entrusted with the precious gift of new life, and we look forward to partnering with you as you embark on this parenting journey. It is our hope and prayer that the Child Dedication Celebration will be a memorable occasion for you and your family.
Before we get to the big event, we invite you to complete the following steps to prepare for the Child Dedication Celebration:
STEP 1. REGISTER ONLINE
STEP 2. COMPLETE THE “OUR VISION” WORKSHEET
Please bring your completed worksheet to the celebration event to share with your family and friends.
STEP 3. LET’S CELEBRATE!
The last step in the process is to attend the Child Dedication Celebration. We are planning a meaningful and memorable celebration for you and your family. As you prepare for the event download and read over the documents below:
We look forward to celebrating this special day with you.
QUESTION? Contact Rob Ray, 662-801-4550
WHAT ARE CHILD DEDICATIONS?
The Child Dedication Celebration is truly a parent commitment service. It is the celebration of a parent’s promise to offer their child to the Lord and to dedicate themselves to rearing their child for the glory of God.
The goal of the Child Dedication Celebration is to help parents recognize that they are stewards of God’s gift of children, and provide an opportunity for family, friends and church community to come alongside parents as they begin laying a firm foundation of leading their child into a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ.
While parents cannot decide their child’s salvation they have been given the responsibility to lay a foundation through teaching and example that will help their child make that decision at the right time.
Dedication is the parent’s commitment, before God and their church community, to raise their child according to God’s Word and for His glory.
Hillcrest Baptist Church dedicates children because we read in Luke 2:22-25 that as a baby, Mary and Joseph dedicated Jesus. We also see in Mark 10:16 that Jesus bestowed blessings on the children. The Dedication ceremony is a time of public commitment and blessings as parents guide their child towards a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.