Child Dedication is an opportunity to publicly declare before God and our church your intent to raise your child following the principles of Deuteronomy 6:5-7 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children.”
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What is Child Dedication?Deut. 6:5-7 - "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." Here at Sanctuary Bible Church, dedicating your child involves making a promise before God, the congregation and your family and friends to do just that. It also means you are to accept whatever gifts and calling God might have for your child and that you promise to support whatever God has in mind.
How is Child Dedication different than Baptism?We believe that once a child is old enough to understand the “Good News” about God’s love and then respond by repenting of their sin and believing in the Gospel, then they are old enough to be baptized. Although we do not list a specific age for children to be baptized, we strongly believe it should be the child’s decision and a choice that they truly understand. We encourage families with preschool-age children and younger to consider having their child dedicated. Child dedications are a great opportunity for parents to reaffirm their commitment to raise children in a Christ-centered household?