At Restoration Church, we consider it a privilege to partner with parents as they raise and nurture their children. Scripture teaches that parents have the awesome responsibility to see that their children grow up in a home where the love of God is both taught and demonstrated. The church wants to come alongside families to support them as their child grows and develops their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
What are Child Dedications?
We believe children are a gift from God and as parents, the stewardship of that gift carries great joy and responsibility. Child dedication is a celebration where parents publicly dedicate their children to God and commit before God and their families to raise their children in a God-honoring way. Parents commit to leading their children to love and follow Jesus.
What is required of parents?
We ask two things of parents requesting their child to be dedicated. First, we ask parents to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Second, we ask parents to be active attendees at Restoration Church.
When are child dedication services held?
Child dedications are held quarterly on the last Sunday of the month. The ceremony will be held during our late service (11:00 am) in between worship and the message. (Dedication months throughout the year- November, January, April, July.)
Who is invited on stage for child dedications?
Parents dedicating their child and the child being dedicated along with siblings are invited on stage. In the case of a single parent, you may request another family member to stand with you on the stage. All other family members and friends are welcome to attend and are encouraged to sit with the family near the front of the worship center.
What can I expect during the dedication?
During the ceremony, we will introduce you and your kid(s) to the church. We will ask parents to commit to raising their children in a Jesus-centered home. Then, we will pray over each family.
Is child dedication the same as salvation or baptism?
Child dedication is a great step for your family, but it’s not the same thing as salvation. Child dedication is not an assurance of salvation. The child is still responsible when mature enough to understand the gospel message and to respond in faith to Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and baptism is when they decide to go public with their faith and make the choice to be baptized.
If you would like to dedicate your child(ren), take a few moments to fill out the form below. One of our team members will contact you to walk you through any questions you have and prepare you to participate in our next ceremony.