“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
My husband and I dedicated our son Luke at Valley View almost three years ago (Samuel had been dedicated previously). Surrounded by family and friends, we vowed to raise Luke to love and follow Jesus, we prayed over him, and we listened to those we love pray over him and offer words of encouragement. This is a special memory that I hold tight to, especially when we have parenting struggles and disappointments.
Baby Dedication is a special weekend set aside for parents to make a public decision to raise their child or children to know and love Jesus. It’s a wonderful time for families and friends to share in the excitement and join them in making this commitment to the Lord.
Baby Dedication is a three-step process:
- Wednesday, May 3rd at 7pm, we will be having a class designed to explain the purpose of baby dedication. Parents will be given tools and resources to help create a godly environment for their children.
- Saturday, May 6th at 9:30am, we will host a breakfast for the families of the children being dedicated. This is where parents formally dedicate their children, and they are encouraged to invite their families and friends to join them.
- Sunday, May 7th, during the 11am service, the Valley View church family will get a chance to recognize, celebrate with, and pray for the families.
If you have a baby or child who you would like to dedicate, we would love to have you join us! Click here to register. If you have any questions, please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.