Commitment to raise your child in the ways of the lord
Wisdom & Grace
Here at Greenhouse Church, we desire to help ordinary people become passionate followers of Jesus Christ, and we also desire this for the children that God has entrusted us with. This is our heart behind the Child Dedication process.
We believe that discipleship starts now. Regardless of your child’s age, we invite you and your family into this process to make a commitment to raising them in the ways of the Lord. The purpose of Child Dedications is for parents to have the opportunity to present and dedicate their child to God before people and have a blessing prayed over them.
Included in this time is also praying that the parents would have wisdom as they raise their child and that the child would follow Jesus all the days of their life and would love Him with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
We see examples of
Baby Dedication in the bible
Hannah dedicated Samuel to God.
“And she Hannah made a vow, saying, “O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”
1 SAMUEL 1:11
When God answered Hannah’s prayer by giving her a son, she remembered her vow:
“As surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD. I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life, he will be given over to the LORD.” And he worshiped the LORD there.”
1 SAMUEL 1:26-28
Jesus was also dedicated in the Temple.
“When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.”
The life of Jesus is the perfect example of how we should live. If as a child Jesus was dedicated to the Lord, we desire to follow in His footsteps and do the same for our children. Our words also have so much power.
The life of Jesus is the perfect example of how we should live. If as a child Jesus was dedicated to the Lord, we desire to follow in His footsteps and do the same for our children. Our words also have so much power. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” Speaking a blessing over a child carries weight beyond what we can see. When a child is being dedicated to the Lord and receiving a blessing spoken over them, that could be a beautiful moment that marks their life forever.
Information about baby dedications
Baby dedications at Greenhouse take place on the second Sunday of the month. We encourage the parents/caregivers to invite friends and family to share in this moment and celebrate this wonderful time! Due to demand, please fill out the form below as soon as possible so we can do our best to accommodate your request. If you have questions, please contact our Early Childhood Director, Samara Godshalk: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the day of the dedication, parents will be asked to arrive fifteen minutes prior to the service and make their way to the reserved seating on the right side of the auditorium in the front row in front of the stage. A Staff person will go over the service with them and during the service parents will sit in reserved seating with their family. Parents will then be called to the front of the stage to be prayed over by one of our Pastors for the baby dedication portion of the service.