Child Dedication Information will be shared at the end of the “Foundations of Parenting” class. All parents who want to dedicate their children must attend the Foundations of Parenting class and stay for the Child Dedication portion. Our Child Dedications are a public, parent commitment. Parents will stand with their children in front of the congregation as a promise to offer their child to the Lord. It is also a public commitment to dedicate themselves to rearing their child for the glory of God. Parents should regularly attend Friends Church weekend services as they will be standing before the congregation who will help support, encourage, and hold them accountable on their parenting journey.
Our goals for Child Dedication are to:
Steps to Dedicate your Child(ren):
Child Dedication services:
Dedications are held approximately once a quarter.
Examples of Child Dedications in the Bible:
A Child Dedication is not Baptism:
Matthew 28:19-20 tells us that all believers are to be baptized, but it does NOT get you to heaven. Only faith in Christ alone makes a believer and only by accepting Christ do we secure salvation and eternity in heaven. Jesus asks us to be baptized and modeled this to us (Mark 1:9).
Friends does not baptize children until 3rd grade, which is the time when we feel children can articulate their understanding and belief.
Please contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.