Parent and Child Dedication
A child’s main influences in their spiritual lives are their parents and the church community. The Bible is clear that parents are to impress on them what they have seen and heard God do in their own lives. The church community is to support and equip parents to be spiritual leaders of their kids.
We believe that children are best influenced in their faith when parents and the church work together to teach kids about Jesus.
A great starting point for a family is to publicly commit before their congregation their intention to raise their child(ren) in a Christ-centered home.
We believe that Parent and Child Dedication accomplishes three things:
- It provides you (the parent) the opportunity to publicly declare your commitment to the God-given privilege to raise your child to know and follow Jesus.
- It provides us (the church) the opportunity to pray for God’s blessing upon you and your child within your church congregation.
- It reminds the church community of their collective responsibility to pray for our families.
At Attridge, Parent and Child Dedication will occur four times per year (click the Register Now button to see the dates). On the Sunday morning you (and others) will be called forward with your child(ren). You will introduce yourself and your child(ren), be asked to agree to a statement of intent, and then be prayed for. At that time you will be given a certificate of dedication and a book about spiritual parenting.