“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
Congratulations on your desire to dedicate your child to the Lord! We are so honored to be part of this wonderful step in the life of your family, and to partnering with you in this important matter.
Child dedication is an incredible opportunity for parents to publicly declare their gratitude and obedience to God and also to demonstrate their desire to raise their child to be a follower of Christ. We believe it is one of many great steps in your child’s faith journey and we as a church are excited about celebrating this with you. We also look forward to working with you as your child grows in their faith. Along with you, we want to give them every opportunity to say yes to Jesus and make a personal decision in the future to be baptized.
At CCF, we dedicate children from birth to age 4 during our Sunday Services. Please complete the attached Application form and return it to the Church office at least one month prior to your preferred date. Please note that we reserve the first Sunday of each month for Communion so do not do dedication services on those dates. Our goal is also to limit dedications to one family per service, so although every attempt will be made to accommodate your request, we do ask for flexibility whenever possible.
If you have any questions concerning the significance of this event, how it will be conducted, or would like to discuss possible dates for Child Dedication, please contact the CCF Church Office at (909) 945.5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, we are excited about this great step in the life of your family towards being all that you can be for Christ. We look forward to this time together and believe for great things in your child’s faith journey.
CHILD DEDICATIONS – FAQ
What is Child Dedication?
Child Dedication is parental recognition of a solemn responsibility and trust – a responsibility to raise your child in the nuture and instruction of the Lord. The Dedication service provides you, as a parent, an opportunity to make this commitment publicly before your friends and family.
Who may participate?
Parents who can truthfully say, “I will commit myself to raising this child to know the Lord.” Ministry Partnership at Cucamonga Christian Fellowship is not a requirement to participate, but we do believe that long term success in the spiritual journey of your family is greatly enhanced when committed to a local fellowship. We only ask that you be regular attendees with a desire to raise/ bring your child up in a Godly, Christ centered home.
I’m a single parent. May I still dedicate my child?
Who should we invite to the Dedication Service?
The Child Dedication Service is a very special time, so be sure to invite your family and friends. There is no limit to number of guests.
What about “God-Parents”?
At CCF, we don’t specifically use the term “God Parents” however we certainly support the concept and your choice of significant individuals to offer support, encouragement and to hold you accountable to the commitment you will be making. Furthermore, we will happily include your choice of these individuals in the service and ask only that you let us know ahead of time.
I’m a new believer, and I am a little nervous about all of this?
If you are a new Christian, we are delighted to be a part of this important step in your newly found walk with Jesus. Our intent is to come alongside of you and help ensure that the Child Dedication is a non-threatening process that will be a personal time of deep significance for you and your family.