We can’t wait to celebrate with a baby dedication! God has blessed our church with so many new families and children, and we are so excited about this opportunity to pray and encourage you and your family! Please take a minute to read some commonly asked questions below as we prepare for baby dedication.

Where Does Dedicating a Child Come From?


As a child, Jesus was brought by Joseph and Mary to the house of the Lord. This was an act of dedication and recognition that He belonged to God. People brought children to Jesus throughout His ministry. He placed His hands on them and blessed them. As Christians, we recognize that everything we have belongs to God, including our children.

What Are the Prerequisites of Dedicating My Child?


The Parent-Baby Dedication is more than a ritual. It is a commitment on the part of the parents to honor the will of God and the word of God.  

The Parent-Baby Dedication is designed for Christian parents who are faithfully involved and growing as a part of the Emmanuel family.

At least one parent will be required to attend a brief meeting.

What Does Dedicating a Child Mean?


Dedication is not the salvation of a child, but a public expression that he or she belongs to God. This “setting apart” is an act by the parents—a prayerful declaration of their stewardship of God’s child. The parents are seeking to do everything that is in their power, as God gives them wisdom, to see that their child grows up to respect and honor God and to love and serve Jesus Christ.

As a Part of This Dedication, You As Parents Are:


  1. Publicly affirming your personal faith in Christ and your dedication to Him and His word.
  2. Dedicating yourselves to pray daily for God’s direction in your lives and in the lives of your children.
  3. Dedicating yourselves to faithfully engage in regular services with your children.
  4. Dedicating yourselves to teach your children the truths of God’s word in your home.
  5. Recognizing that your children belong to God and have been born to experience His love and to serve Him.

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