At Mending Hearts Church, we believe dedicating a child is an important and special location as parents make a covenant with God in raising their children. We call it "Parents Partnering with God in the Act of Raising their Children."
That's why we will make special arrangements for you to do just that! If you're interested in dedicating your child, simply follow the links to the right, and we will get back with you to schedule a date and time. Baby dedications are always scheduled by our staff to take place during one of our Sunday morning Worship Experiences. Your family and friends are always welcome to attend.
The act of dedication is given to us in the first chapter of 1 Samuel. In this text, Samuels mother Hannah, dedicated her child to God by giving him "over to the Lord", and she also dedicated herself to God!
To Dedicate means to Devote or to Set Apart.
As parents, her commitment to the spiritual growth of our child can only be as strong as our personal commitment to spiritual growth! The church can publicly declare your intentions as a parent, but only you, the parent of this precious child, can teach and lead them in the way that they should go...
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)