Baby Dedication

"'As surely as you live, my Lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the Lord. I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.' And he worship the Lord there." 1 Samuel 26-28

What is a Baby Dedication?

A Baby Dedication is a ceremony in which believing parents, and sometimes entire families, make a commitment before the Lord to submit a child to God's will and to raise that child according to God's Word and God's ways. 

Christian parents who dedicate a child are making a promise to the Lord to do everything within their power to raise the child in a Godly way. Parents who make this vow of commitment are instructed to raise the child in the ways of God, and not according to the worldly standards. Some of the responsibilities include teaching and training the child in God's word, being an example of Godliness, discipling according to God's commands, and praying earnestly for your child.

What is the Baby Dedication Procedure?

Baby Dedications are held once a quarter throughout the year during one of our Sunday morning services. When it is time for the Baby Dedication, Pastor will call to the front those who have registered to have their babies dedicated. 

The Pastor will give a short exhortation about the Dedication and then will anoint each baby with oil and pray over each child. Once your family has been prayed over you may return to your seats.

How do I register to Dedicate my Child?

There are 2 ways to register. In person or online. To register in person, visit the information booth in the church foyer and pick up a Baby Dedication Brochure. Inside the brochure is a "Baby Dedication Request Form" which will need to be filled out and turned into an offering box located at each of the sanctuary exits. To register online click here

You will be contacted with further instruction a few weeks before the next Baby Dedication Service. If you have any question feel free to contact the church at (580)234-4474 or Kristynn@harvestenid.com.