“Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him.”
Psalm 127:3 (NIV)
We practice Baby Dedications.
Jesus’ parents “took him to the temple to present him to the Lord” as mentioned in Luke 2:22. We are to follow the example set in scripture to experience the best in life both for us and our families. We see this presentation to the Lord as a model we have followed at Open Life as we give families the opportunity to dedicate their children to the Lord during a service.
It involves all of us.
We believe that dedication is a two way moment for the church. It is the parents and family dedicating their child or children to the Lord and it is our committing as a church to come alongside you as a family and help you through the crazy thing called parenting. There are some clear instructions in scripture that should challenge us as parents:
Deuteronomy 6:4–7 (NLT)
4 “Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. 6 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 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.
And how about this promise that so many families pray over their children.
Proverbs 22:6 (NLT)
6 Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
We will read these, pray for your child and then present you with a child’s first bible so they can begin their road to learning all that God has promised us about life and love.
Read through the FAQ here and then complete the form below to help us plan your baby dedication.