dedication

Parent and Child Dedication/Baptism is a tradition among many communities of faith. It is important to dedicate our children to the Lord and commit to prepare them spiritually for the world they have entered.

It is the duty of the parents to form faith within the family and the privilege of the church to equip and resource families to do so.

Parents need to be commissioned, children need to be dedicated/baptized, and the church needs to be a resource for both the parents and the children.

At Hayward Wesleyan Church, we have developed some material for folks to either read or for one of our pastors to walk through with them prior to parent and child dedication/baptism. This allows us to engage in the conversation of faith development and ecclesial involvement at an earlier stage in the life of the child.

Download: Parent and Child Dedication/Baptism [2.38mb, pdf]