Children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is His reward. (Psalm 127:3)
Child dedication is a treasured moment in which parents make a public declaration of faith to raise their child in the ways of the Lord as established in the Bible. While this does not secure salvation, it is symbolic of entrusting the child’s life to God’s will. Parents are encouraged to be a Godly example to their children by living a lifestyle that glorifies God, and earnestly praying for them daily.
Dedicating your child is a mark of thanks to God for entrusting you with a precious life. In a manner, it is surrendering into the Hands of God, the child He has blessed you with. In this ceremony, you are making a commitment to bring up your child according to the ways of the Lord in line with the Bible.
Both parents have to be baptised believers in order to dedicate the child.
Please fill in the online Child Dedication Form (link) or contact the Church office for further details.
Child dedication ceremonies happen on the first sunday of every alternative month starting with January, all parents who have decided to dedicate their children come together.
The preferable and ideal age for dedication would be within the first year of your child’s life. However, age is no barrier.
There is no specific dress code. However, just as every other ceremony where white is considered appropriate, you may choose what your child is most comfortable in.
Sure, you are most welcome to invite anyone to celebrate this joyous occasion with you and your family. Please do intimate the office well in advance of the number of people expected.
The Church organizes the entire event including the venue, refreshments and decor for all dedications happening at the same time. However, you could arrange for a private celebration at any other venue of your choice.
The Child dedication ceremony is generally completed in about an hour.
Yes. A Signed Certificate is issued by the Church after the Parents and two witnesses sign the ‘Dedication Register’ on the day of the dedication.
For Further details: Please contact our Church Office on Ph:+91 80 67537777 or email us at [email protected]