When you present your child to God in the form of a child dedication, you are publicly recognizing that your child belongs to Him and that you will raise the child in a home committed to experiencing and loving Christ. You are also committed to following biblical principles and teaching the word of God in your home.
Deuteronomy 6:5-7 says, ”And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.”
Proverbs 22:6 says, “ Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
As Christian parents, you are committing to teaching your child the truth found in God’s word and practicing the disciplines of faith. You are making a public declaration that you believe in biblical principles and are practicing them daily.
The Dedication Service is a decision made by the parent(s) and not by the child. Therefore, Child Dedication is a way for parent(s) to commit to God to train, teach, and be godly examples for their children as well as to show trust in God, and thankfulness for His gift. For this reason, New Life Church gladly dedicates a child of a married couple (a man and a woman) or of a single parent (not living with someone out of wedlock) who is committed to the principles of God's Word.
Before filling out this application please read the Foursquare/New Life Church requirements to participate in a child dedication service.
- You are attending church regularly.
- You have acknowledged Christ as your Lord and Savior.
- You are following biblical principles in your daily life.
- You believe the word of God is true.
- You must be the parents or legal guardians of the child.
If you did not answer yes to all of the above requirements please contact us. We would love to talk with you on the steps you need to take to participate in a child dedication service.