This is a great step of faith for Parents
Every year we have a couple opportunities for Parents to participate in a Scriptural and very meaningful ceremony before the Calvary Family in which they make a personal commitment to raise their children up in the ways of the Lord. This is for Two-Parent Families, Single Parents or Grandparents. We believe this is a great way to publicly commit to what God instructs us in the Bible:
“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.” Deut.6:4-7 NLT
The Purpose of this Dedication Ceremony
The real purpose of this ceremony is found in the purpose of the Parents. This is not in any way about the spiritual life and well-being of the child; it is all about the commitment the Parents are making before God and the Church to raise their children up in the faith and to know God’s principles for living. It is a personal statement on the part of the Parents of their faith and desire to obey God, follow His Will for their lives, and pass it on to the next generation.
“Fathers,(Parents) do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.” Eph.6:4 NLT
“You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.” 2Tim.3:15 NLT
The Perfect Picture
We all love the perfect picture. A picture that says it all and is crystal clear. At Calvary, like every other ceremony, we want this Parent-Child Dedication to be a very clear picture of what God is asking of us and what we are committing to do. In order to make sure you are ready for this faith step, please consider the following questions:
Have you personally accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and living for Him?
Have you taken our 101 Class and become a member of Calvary Bellflower?
Are you currently living a lifestyle that is in line with following Jesus and being obedient to His will for your life?
If the answer is yes to these questions, your next step is to use the online registration form or turn in a Welcome Card at the Gazebo with a note that you would like to dedicate your child or children during our next Parent-Child Dedication (Usually in the Spring and Fall).
We look forward as your Church Family to help you raise your children to know God and follow Him faithfully & fearlessly.
Need more info? Call Church Office at 562-925-3706