"Baby Dedication Service"
This service is special and one that works well, to do once toward the end of each year. It helps parents and family celebrate their new family member and it is a great opportunity to both dedicate and rededicate their lives. This ceremony allows the parents to covenant with God, each other and their church, to bring this child up as close to God as they can.
This ceremony works especially well during the morning worship service. Announcements and plans should be made well in advance to insure good attendance and participation. Have the parents and babies come to the front of the church and face the pulpit.
Hymns right before can be selected that fit this event according to the song books your church may have.
Begin The Ceremony
Luke 2:22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
I thank God for parents, who are willing to dedicate their lives and the rearing of their child to God.
Today you are joining in covenant with God and these witnesses, that you will rear this child in God's house and in a Godly home, for God's glory.
To the Parents: This service is not one for salvation of the child, but the dedicating of yourselves to be Godly parents.
If it is your intention to present your child to the Lord, and to pledge yourselves to bring this child up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, Please answer, WE DO, to the following promises.
Do you dedicate yourselves to God and His church, that Jesus died for? We do.
Do you dedicate yourselves to raise your child in a Godly home, where Christ and His church are honored? We do.
Do you this day recognize this child as a gift of God, and thank Him for this blessing? We do.
Do you this day dedicate this child to the Lord? We do.
Do you here this day promise to give this child every possible benefit of home, school, and of church? We do.
Do you here this day ask God's blessings upon it's life, to guide, guard, and direct it through all it's years? We do.
Prayer: Bless and protect the family.
Now is a wonderful time to present a dedication certificate and or the babies bible. Present these families as dedicated to God. You may now dismiss the service. It would be a special opportunity to have a meal or tea to follow, so that all may fellowship and get to better know some that may not attend and to add a special touch to this celebration ceremony.
(Special Note) This is not to signify salvation of the little baby but rather an opportunity to unify in worship by family and church family, to help this child and all concerned to raise this child in a Godly life. You may adapt this to suit your needs. I hope this makes your load a little easier as you serve our Lord and You and I become co-laborers together with our Lord. You may copy and use this as you wish with the exception of sales or for commercial use. I would like for you to share with me when something special happens or this has been especially helpful. I do not need credit but just want to share in your joy.
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