Dedication is a statement of a parent's personal relationship with the Lord. Public child dedication to God is scripturally-based with Hannah’s dedication of Samuel (1 Samuel 1:19–28) and Mary and Joseph’s dedication of Jesus (Luke 2:21–22). It is a commitment by parents offering their children to the Lord, but it does not provide salvation. Child dedication is simply a private and public act by parents to signify they will raise their child in a righteous and godly environment and in faithful commitment to the church, the body of Christ.
PARENT/CHILD DEDICATION CLASS
Sunday, April 30, 11am, Room 7
Child Dedication: Sunday, May 14 worship gatherings
This class is required for parents to participate in dedication. It's an opportunity to learn more about dedication from a biblical perspective.
Child dedication is not baptism. Public water baptism is reserved as an outward sign for those who have inwardly chosen to be cleansed from sin by confession and faith in Christ. Learn more.
Parents set an example to their children through faithful prayer, church attendance and commitment to New Hope Church before and after dedication. Church leadership, under the authority of the Elder Leadership Team, is responsible for final decisions regarding child dedication.