We at Spruce Grove Alliance Church affirm God’s commitment to you and your child, and we are committed to partnering with you as you seek to raise your child in the nurture and knowledge of the Lord. Child dedication is one option you will want to consider as you seek to pass along your faith to your children.
Child dedication is a formal commitment that parents make to the church family and to God to provide for the spiritual growth and development of their children. As such, it is a promise on the parents’ part to raise their children in a loving, Christian home that is actively involved in a local church. The church family, in turn, promises to assist the family as they raise their children in the Christian faith.
Although the Bible does not suggest that God requires parents to dedicate their children, it does record at least two instances in which parents sought God’s blessings for their children. In the Old Testament, Hannah dedicated Samuel to the Lord (1 Samuel 1:20-25), and in the New Testament, Mary and Joseph presented Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22-33).
For children, a time of formal dedication to the Lord marks the beginning of their spiritual journey, and celebrates the blessings and protection of God throughout their whole life. For parents, dedicating their child often brings a sense of peace and assurance, knowing that their children will be under the constant care and guidance of the Lord.
In most cases, a pastor of your choice from Spruce Grove Alliance Church will preside over your child’s dedication. We recognize, however, the involvement of many others in your spiritual journey. You therefore may request that small group leaders, Sunday School teachers, pastors from other churches, or other significant spiritual mentors be involved in the dedication ceremony.
If you are interested in dedicating your child at Spruce Grove Alliance Church, please contact the church office to set an appointment with a pastor.