Learn More About Child Dedications at City
As a parent, you’re the most important influence in your child’s life. But you’re not the only influence your child needs. That’s where your church family comes in. Child dedication is an opportunity to invite others to influence your child as they grow in their faith.
Your kids won’t begin following Jesus by accident. When you dedicate your child, you’re deciding that you’ll raise your kids knowing who Jesus is. Check out what Deuteronomy 6:4-7 NLT says about this:
“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.”
As parents, we must model what it looks like to follow God. Our example is far more powerful than our words. 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) commit to actively attending church on a regular basis.
- Parent(s) agree with our church’s beliefs and values, which can be found in our Beliefs page. https://citychurchbloomington.org/about/beliefs/.
- Parent(s) commit to leading by example in matters of faith and conduct.