Child Dedication is an opportunity for you to actively dedicate yourself before God, to provide everything necessary for the growth of your child physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. The importance of raising your child in the discipline of Biblical principles and the instruction of the Lord is written in Proverbs 22:6; Deuteronomy 6:6-7; Ephesians 6:4.
Summit Community Church defines Child Dedication as the parental willingness to partner with God and the Church to raise your child. We believe dedication is not a sacrament; it cannot impart grace or salvation to your child. Salvation only comes through Jesus Christ as each person recognizes his or her sinfulness and receives forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. The scriptural root for this type of dedication is found in 1 Samuel 1:27-28 “I prayed for this child, and the Lord granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.”
We set aside four Sundays this year where one of our Pastoral staff will perform the child dedication. Please fill out the form below and return it to the office one month before the date of dedication.
Fourth Sunday in July – July 22, 2012
Thanksgiving Sunday – Oct 7, 2012
Between Christmas & New Years Sunday – Dec 30, 2012
3rd Sunday in February – Feb 17, 2013
Mother’s Day – May 12, 2013