We welcome your interest in having your child dedicated to God’s influence at Christ’s Family Church. I hope this letter finds your family well. As we focus on this wonderful day I would like to encourage you in what I believe is the genuine truth behind this celebration. I trust this will better prepare you for this special day.
The dedication of children is a wonderful declaration to a public audience of our intentions to train and instruct our children in the simple truths of the Bible. These truths can be summed up in Jesus words to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:25-28)
In the dedication ceremony you will commit to your child, to model before them, the life of grace, which is modeled for us by our savior Jesus Christ. You are also declaring to your friends and family present, that this child will be given a clear understanding of Biblical truths, so that they also will be able to make the same life choice you have made, when they are able to.
At Christ’s Family Church we teach that every individual, along their life’s path, is given an opportunity to accept or reject Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. I pray that you have seen this need in your own life and have asked Jesus to be your Lord. Please note this is not a matter of church affiliation but rather a matter of your heart being connected to God’s heart.
As you endeavor to train your child in biblical patterns and truths, we would be honored to assist you by providing regular opportunities for them to hear Bible teachings in a simple, clear, informative way that each of our members find helpful.
Another unique symbol of our declaration to serve God, that people participate in, is the Christian ordinance of baptism. This is the public demonstration of a person’s personal commitment to Christ. We at CFC can provide information and opportunities for candidates to learn and follow this biblical pattern. If you would like to learn more about Christian baptism please call our office at 651-437-2340.
As you prepare for your child’s dedication day, please be encouraged to invite family and friends to witness this special event. Cameras and video cameras are welcome for you to remember this occasion. You will be asked to come forward during our service and stand before those present and confirm your desire to dedicate your child’s life to Christian influence.
May God richly bless your family