On behalf of the Discovery Kids ministry at SBC, we would like to celebrate with you and congratulate you on your little one. We are also very excited that you are interested in doing a formal child dedication. This is a time for parents to publicly commit themselves to raise their children in the instruction and discipline of the Lord, giving opportunities to know God and establish a personal relationship with Christ. It is also a time for family and friends to show their support and intention to help these parents with their commitment to their children. There is no “saving grace” attached to this ceremony; it is simply a statement of intent and desire.
Participants do not need to be church members, but need to be able to answer “yes” to the following questions:
- Do you acknowledge your child as a gift from God?
- Do you commit yourself to live a godly life before your child so that he or she will have an example to follow?
- Do you commit yourself to give your child an opportunity to hear the gospel so that he or she might be able to have a personal relationship with Christ?
- Do you commit yourself to raise your child in the instruction and discipline of the Lord?
If you wish to formally dedicate your child, please complete and submit the form below.