Why should I dedicate my child?
At Mosaic we are deliberate at creating an environment in which your child feels comfortable and loved. Jesus paid special attention to children: “People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:13-14 Children are gifts from God. Our time of intense influence in the lives of our kids is limited. This is why it is so important to recognize early that they are first and foremost God’s children. This is what child dedication is about. In a sense, we give them back to the one who gave them life. We are saying that what matters most to us is that they are connected to their Heavenly Father.
Is child dedication Biblical?
In the Bible, we have many examples of parents who dedicated their children to God. From Samuel in the Old Testament (1 Samuel 1:27-28) to Jesus Christ in the Gospels (Luke 2:21-22), this has been the pattern for people of faith. Dedications of our children is a statement of trust in God— that His plan and purposes for them are more important than anything else. Dedication of children to God is a important step for our kids and for us as parents. It shows them that we value their relationship with the Creator, and it reminds us that our influence is limited and temporary.
Will you dedicate my older child?
We believe, past a certain point, it becomes time to start introducing our children to the idea of making a personal decision to follow Christ. For us, we believe that time is once a child reaches Kindergarten. If that is the case for you, we would encourage you to have your child actively involved in Mosaic Kids for now. There they will learn about God's love for them, and when they feel ready they can take their next step through Baptism.
Sign your child up to be dedicated
We hold dedication services every eight weeks. If you would like to sign your child up for our next dedication service please click the link below and fill our your information.
Baby Dedication Registration