Child Dedication - 10/15/17

 

Parent/Child Dedication is an opportunity for parents to commit to something that will affect their child's future the most.  We invite you to take a moment to focus on what is most important to you and your child.  No one will have more influence on your child than you.  We believe that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church.  It is our hope that we can partner with you from the very beginning.  We want to be your biggest fans, your strongest supporters, and your trusted guides as you raise your child to know what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Parent/Child Dedication is more than an event.  It is an opportunity for you to take the time as a parent to really think about what will matter the most in the life of your child, to really talk together and decide what you value and what you can do today that will have the greatest impact on your child's future. 

This event is not infant baptism.  We believe that when people are old enough to understand what is means to put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, they should have the opportunity to make that choice for themselves.  An infant or preschooler is not able to understand sin, forgiveness, the sacrifice our Savior made for us, and what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  This event is about your commitment as a parent to lead your child into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, so that as he or she gets older, you are able to guide them and to help them understand what that means.

What is required to participate?

  • Confirm your decision to participate in Parent/Child Dedication by emailing us at info@newhopecc.org.
  • Attend a photo shoot for the parents and child(ren) to be dedicated will be on Sunday, September 24th.  We will call you to set up an appointment time with our photographer.  Plan to wear solid colored clothing in medium colors.  Avoid wearing white, black, small stripes, dots or plaids. You may dress formally or semi casually. 
  • Invite your family and friends to join you on this special dedication day.  We will provide you with invitations that can be mailed to those you would like to invite to join your family for this special event.
  • Arrive early on Dedication Sunday.  Please seat yourselves and your family in an area which will give you easy access to the stage.

The impact of making the commitment to teach your child what it is like to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, is the greatest investment you can make for your child.  Your commitment will help change a generation and will give your child the gift of love and life for eternity.

 

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