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What Is Baby Dedication


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What Is Baby Dedication


THIS IS THE FIRST STEP FOR US TO PARTNER WITH YOU AS THE PARENT OF A LITTLE ONE.
WE HOPE YOU ARE EXCITED BECAUSE WE ARE!

+ Why baby dedication?

Children are a gift from God. As parents, being part of a loving church family can help you raise your children in the ways of the Lord. It is in this church family that your children will receive love, make friends, grow, and even find their purpose. The Bible says that it is an act of obedience by parents to offer their baby to the Lord (Mark 10:13), as well as a public declaration of their intention as parents to lay a foundation of Godly principles, with an intention to raise their child with Christian values (Deuteronomy 6:5-7) and to guide and educate their child in accordance with God's Word (Ephesians 6:4). Therefore, celebrating a moment when parents can bring their little ones to church to have some of our leaders pray with them demonstrates this act of obedience.

+ What does baby dedication mean for the parent?

Baby Dedication is more than an event - it is an opportunity for you to take some time at the beginning of your journey as a parent to really think about what will matter the most in the life of your child. We encourage you to talk together as parents and decide what you value and what you can do today that will have the greatest impact on your child's future.

+ Does dedication ensure salvation for my baby/child?

As parents, we cannot determine our child's salvation. Each individual must make their own decision regarding their relationship with Christ. When a child becomes old enough to understand the concept of sin and their responsibility for that sin before God, they are then ready to make a decision about salvation. This age of understanding is not a pre-determined age, but rather it is when the child has a true understanding of a relationship with Christ and is able to express that understanding of their faith in Jesus as their Savior, even if in a childlike way (Matthew 18:3; Mark 10:14-15; Luke 18:17). Although parents cannot make the salvation decision for their child, they can lay a foundation by their teaching and example that will help a child be ready to make that most important of decisions.

+ Is dedication the same thing as baptism?

This dedication is not a baptism and it does not impart salvation to the child. Baby Dedications are viewed as a confirmation of the partnership between the parents and the church to raise the child in a Godly way until the child is old enough to make his or her own decision in accepting Christ as his or her personal Savior. The dedication of children is taught in the Bible. Even Jesus was dedicated as a baby by his parents. Jesus also valued children highly and bestowed blessings upon them (Mark 10:16).


WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT YOUR DECISION TO HUMBLY POINT YOUR CHILD TO ABSOLUTE HOPE AND WE WANT TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!


Our Baby Dedication is a two-part event that takes place on a Sunday morning where you, your family and friends come together with other families at Bethany to celebrate your decision to dedicate your child. The first part is the dedication ceremony which will take place during our 9:00am gathering. The second part is the after party which is immediately following that gathering. We want to help create a special an unique experience for you and your family to mark a moment in your life where you decide to partner with each other, Bethany, and God to raise your child.

we want to help you prepare for the big day.
all you need to do is follow these 5 easy steps:

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Step 1


Step 1


STEP 1 - if you would like to be a part of the next baby dedication please click on the registration button below. we will contact you to confirm your reservation and to invite you to one of our parent orientations. we will also provide you with personalized invitations to send out to your family and friends.

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Step 2


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STEP 2 - these two parenting messages will help you focus on the things that matter most in your child's future and will inspire some special keepsakes
for your child's dedication.

You are the spiritual leader in your home and your child's greatest guide in understanding what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

We want to partner with you as a parent to help you be the best parent and spiritual leader you can be for your child.

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Step 3


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STEP 3 - when you registered, we scheduled you for one of our parent meetings that will be offered before the Baby dedication. it is important to note that attending a parent orientation is required in order to participate in the baby dedication.

we have baby dedication a couple of time per year, so if the schedule of the next baby dedication doesn't work for you, perhaps a future date will.

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step 4 - you're almost there! in this step we need to know how many family members and close friends will be attending the babyd after party with you.

just a reminder THAT the actual baby dedication will take place during our 9:00am gathering. the afterparty is a small celebration that takes place after that gathering. we ask that you would click the button below in order r.s.v.p. and secure seats for you and your guests at the  babyd afterparty.

we can't wait to celebrate with you!

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STEP 5 - the time has finally come and it's time to attend the babyd celebration. please be present 15 minutes prior to the 9:00am gathering (approx. 8:45am) to check in and go over any last minute details.

this will be an important day for your family and we hope to make it a
moment in your life that you will never forget!