Child Dedication provides parents with an opportunity to publicly declare your intent to lead your children in cooperation with the Holy Spirit. It is our prayer that your children will develop a desire to love God and love others.
Do I need to be a member of Emmanuel to have my child dedicated?
Short answer… NO!
What can I expect during a child dedication?
Prior to Child Dedication, you will meet with our Senior Preaching Pastor who will walk you through what the morning will look like. You will be asked to come to the front of the sanctuary with your family, where you will be introduced and asked to agree to the Child Dedication covenant. Following that, Pastor Terry will pray a dedication prayer and the congregation with read a responsive reading committing to partner with you in the raising of your child(ren).
At what age do you dedicate children?
There is no set age to dedicate your child.
Can a single parent participate in a child dedication?