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Child Dedication Homework

These steps are intended to be completed after you have attended a Child Dedication, Parent Consecration Class and signed up for a Dedication Sunday.

by Calvary Kids on August 25, 2019

Preparing for the Ceremony

In preparation for dedication day you will need to do the following:

  1. Review the promises that you will make on dedication day to be sure you are ready to agree and follow-through with them.  Below are the promises you will be committing to. The pastor may not phrase them in these exact words on dedication day, but the spirit will be the same.
    • THE PROMISES
      • Will you, parents, be intentional to disciple your children with the end goal that they would pursue life in Christ, loving God and others well?
      • Will you commit yourselves to teaching them God’s truth about who He is, who they are and His purpose for them in the world, both in formal ways and as a part of normal everyday life?
      • Will you commit to modeling growth and faith by actively pursuing life in Christ and living out Calvary’s values personally?
      • Will you commit to growing in God’s love, grace and truth and modeling them in your family relationships?
      • Will you, Calvary Church family, commit yourselves to pursuing life in Christ and pursuing Calvary’s values, providing an environment for these children where they are taught God’s Word, experience His love and are encouraged to pursue life in Christ as well?
  2. Submit the following items no later than 1 month before dedication day.  We're sorry but prayers and photos submitted after the deadline will not be published in the bulletin.
    • A Prayer for your Family - Submit a prayer that is 50 words or less.  Before writing your prayer, review your notes from class. Then, imagine the end…what is your main goal for your child? What are your key hopes? Answering these questions will help you to focus your prayer of dedication and commitment.  Include these two elements:
      • Dedicate your child to the Lord
      • Dedicate yourselves to the Lord as spiritual leaders in your family
    • A Photo of your Child - Please send a recent photo of your child; it will be included in the bulletin on dedication Sunday. Everyone will want to see the precious treasure that you are presenting to the Lord.
      • Please be sure you have legal permission to reproduce and use the photo you submit.
      • A close-up is best, but a full-body seated shot will also work well.

By participating in the dedication event, you are committing to the Promises outlined above.

Submit Homework Here

Dedication Day Logistics

  1. Sign your child in before dedication if you are planning on placing him/her in the Nursery after the ceremony; that way we are sure to save a spot in the classroom. For the 8:00 hour, just let someone know at the West Connection Center. For the 9:30 or 11:00 hour, sign in at the Nursery; you can come in even if the lights are off.
  2. Be ready to meet the pastor for instructions 10 minutes before the start of the service in which you are dedicating. (7:50, 9:20, or 10:50) Greet and settle your guests before that. It will make for a more calm, fun, and meaningful morning for everybody when nobody is in a rush. Enjoy this special day!

If you have any questions about your homework or dedication day, please contact Anna Fillgrove.

Tags: child dedication, parent consecration