We believe that God is a God of purpose. The family was the first institution created by God between a man and a woman. Family & Baby Dedication is when we give to God what belongs to Him.
I Samuel 1:27-28 – “For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of Him: Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD, and he worshipped the LORD there.”
We believe that according to God’s Word, that God’s plan for marriage is for a man and a woman to leave and cleave and become one flesh in a Covenant relationship.
Genesis 2:21-24 – “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
“And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
This marriage relationship opens the door to fellowship and intimacy to produce a Godly seed.
Malachi 2:15 – “But did He not make them one, Having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth.”
This seed, your child, depends totally upon the mother and father to sustain its life. The dedication service is a decision made by the parents or parent of the child and not by the child itself. Therefore, dedication is a commitment to God by the parents or parent to train, teach, and be a Godly example of Biblical principles to their child, to trust in God and to be thankful for this blessing. Therefore, we only dedicate the child/children of Married Couples (a man and a woman) and the child/children of a Single Parent who is committed to God in the development of the child and will be obedient to God’s Word.
As Parents or Parent we promise:
I will make Jesus Christ the Foundation of our home.
l Corinthians 3:11 – “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
I will keep the fear of God before my eyes.
Deuteronomy 5:29 – “Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!”
I will fight for my family.
Nehemiah 4:14 – “And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.”
I will trust in the finished work of Jesus, the Lamb of the cross.
Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
I will love my family, which puts God first.
Ephesians 5:25 – “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,”
With your commitment, then as your church family, we also commit to continue to believe in God’s way for your family, and pray for your family to look to Jesus Christ for strength, wisdom, and the life He gives.
I have read the Christ Life Statement, and I am in agreement with God’s Word concerning the dedication of my baby.
If you are a Married Couple or a Single Parent, not living with someone out of wedlock, and are committed to Christ and His Holy Word, please complete the following application.
**lf you are living together and not married you may not register for Family and Baby Dedication. However, if at this time you do not meet these guidelines according to God’s Word, we would love to have the opportunity to help bring you relationship into accordance with God’s Word and God’s love, so you can dedicate your family to God. We love you!
Only a couple committed to Christ and married (a man and a woman) or a Single Parent committed to Christ and not living with someone out of wedlock may register for a Family & Baby Dedication.
If you have any questions regarding the Family & Baby Dedication Service, please contact: the office at 601-853-LIFE.
If you desire to make an appointment for counseling regarding this Family and Baby Dedication, please contact the office at 601-853-LIFE.