Here at Lifeway Church we believe children are a "gift from God” (Psalm 127:3). Baby Dedication is a time where we provide a place where you can publicly acknowledge your
Here at Lifeway Church we believe children are a “gift from God” (Psalm 127:3). Baby Dedication is a time where we provide a place where you can publicly acknowledge your desire to raise your children along side with your church family’s support.
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In the Bible you will find an example of child dedication in 1 Samuel 1:27-28, where Hannah prayed year after year for God to give her a child. He answered her prayer and she gave birth to a son, whom she named Samuel. When Samuel was born, Hannah prayed these words: “For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of Him. So I have also dedicated Him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the Lord.”
In the book of Luke chapter 2, following the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph took the infant Jesus to the temple and dedicated Him.
In Deuteronomy 6:5-9 describes God’s plan for how a parent should raise up a child: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you walk.
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Lifeway does not have a set age, but often people are dedicating their children within their first year, although many parents dedicate their children much older than that for the following reasons:
- The parent (s) are new believers in Christ and their children were not dedicated when they were infants.
- The parent (s) are having a younger child dedicated and want to have their older child dedicated at the same time
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Yes! Wanting to dedicate your child signifies your commitment as the parent, even as a single parent.
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No, you do not need to be a member, but we ask that you make sure you consider Lifeway your home church. Why? Our aim is to join you and equip you to build a spiritually healthy home. We want to be a strong support as you raise your child to know what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. To partner together we believe it is important that you agree with Lifeway’s belief and values.
To have your child dedicated at Lifeway Church:
- We ask parents to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- We ask parents to be sure their beliefs line up with Lifeway’s statement of belief
- We ask parents to be regular attenders of Lifeway’s weekend service
- We ask parents who are living together and who are not married to take a step to acknowledge and surrender to God’s plan for their relationship before participating in a child dedication service.
We are available to answer any questions or concerns and invite you to email us at: email@example.com or call 717.454.3300
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