Family & Child Dedication
2022 Dedication dates are: May 8 and October 9.
If you are interested in having your child dedicated to the Lord, please register here.
For more informtion, please contact Teresa Maltz at [email protected]od.org or 205.664.0122.
No one will have more influence on your child than YOU! We believe, what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. We want to parent with you from the very beginning. We want to be your biggest fans, your strongest supporters, and your trusted guides as you raise your child to know what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Family Dedication is a time to publicly profess that your desire is to love God with all your heart by giving your child back to Him. There are four elements of giving your child back to God:
It CONFIRMS your love for God. The first thing you are saying when you give your child back to the Lord is simply that you love God even more than you love your child. Children are to be loved, but not with a greater love and devotion than we should have for God. Your child is a prized possession, but don't allow them to take the place of God.
It CLAIMS God's promises for your child's life. God knows the plan for your child's life even before they are born. Our faithful obedience brings the fullness of God's blessing and postures your child to receive God's very best for his or her life.
It CLARIFIES Ownership. When you give your child back to God, you are openly declaring that this child is a gift from God and belongs to god.
It COMMITS you to raise your children God's way. To give your child to God is not just a ceremony...it's a commitment. You are saying that you will do everything you can to raise your child to intimately know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.