We as Christians have a tremendous responsibility given to us when the Lord blesses us with a child. By doing so He entrusts us with the responsibility of raising up that child in the way of the Lord and establishing early in his/her life a foundation built upon Jesus Christ. It is this tremendous responsibility that causes us to think of baby dedications as “family dedications.” We feel that the whole family unit needs to be lifted up to the Lord so that each member will be able to keep his or her responsibility.
But first, what exactly is involved in “dedicating” your child to the Lord? As mentioned, children are a heritage from the Lord. He gives them to us to bless us, and because of this, we must be willing to give them back to Him. We too must be willing to totally submit our child to the will of our Father.
At Beachcities, we choose not to baptize babies because we feel that baptism is for those who are mature enough to make their own declarations of faith. Instead, we dedicate them to the Lord publicly, in front of the congregation through a time of prayer. This gives the family and the congregation a chance to publicly declare their intent to raise up the child in the ways of the Lord until they are equipped to make their own decision to live for Him.
For more information about getting your child(ren) dedicated, fill out the form below and Natascha will contact you.