We are excited that you are interested in dedicating your child to the Lord. The purpose of Parent/Child dedication is for parents to present their child before God and the church, committing to seek after His grace and wisdom in carrying out their responsibilities.
We believe Psalm 127:3, which says “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Parent/Child Dedication is a time for us to celebrate and thank God for the gift of your children. It is also a time for you, as parents, to commit to model what following Jesus looks like and to raise your children to understand their faith in Jesus, to believe that the Bible is absolute Truth, and to know the importance of committing to a local church.
During the dedication service, parents promise before God, their family, and the church to raise their child in a God-honoring way. Because parents are the key role models for their children, we ask that they commit to the following before dedicating their child:
- Parent(s) have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Parent(s) are regular attenders of Harvest Family Church and are following Christ in their own life.
- Parent(s) agree with our church’s beliefs and values, which can be found in our Statement of Faith.
- Parent(s) commit to modeling personal purity and to lead by example in matters of faith and conduct.