At Harvest Bible Chapel, we encourage parents to publicly dedicate their children to the Lord.
Parents are acknowledging their child as a gift from God (Psalm 127:3-5).
Parents are publicly declaring their intention to raise their child in such a way that they are given an opportunity to know God and to establish a personal relationship with Christ (Deuteronomy 6:49,Ephesians 6:4).
Parents are affirming their total dependence upon the Lord (John 15:5).
Parents are asking family, friends and the church community to prayerfully support and hold them accountable to these commitments (Hebrews 10:24-25).
STEPS FOR CHILD DEDICATION:
Dedicating parent(s) attend a Harvest Welcome event.
Dedicating parent(s) attend and successfully complete a Harvest Essentials Class.
Dedicating parent(s) have been attending Harvest Brantford regularly for at least six months.
Dedicating parent(s) having successfully filled out and handed in the Child Dedication Application Form.
Dedicating parent(s) attend the scheduled Child Dedication service and have their child(dren) dedicated.
Child dedication is also not baptism. Baptism is for believers – those who have already by faith trusted in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins – to publicly identify themselves with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the symbolic act of being immersed in water
The dedication ceremony contains a brief introduction about Child dedication, a personal introduction and prayer over each child being dedicated. After the dedication is finished, the Worship Service continues on.