PARENTS PARTNERING WITH GOD AS THEY RAISE THEIR CHILDREN
Highland Park Church believes children are a gift from God, and we are very excited that you are investigating child dedication.
Child dedication is a public commitment you make before God, your church, and your family. The dedication service provides you, the parent(s), an opportunity to express publicly your desire to lead and spiritually nurture your child in cooperation with the Holy Spirit, so your child will develop a desire to love God and love others.
One key step in marking your desire to nurture your child in the ways of God is to dedicate him or her to God publicly, through a child dedication ceremony.
You do not need to be a member of Highland Park Church to have your child dedicated in a group or public ceremony at Highland Park. We do encourage parents to make sure they are calling Highland Park their home church. Why? In dedicating your child to God, you are stating that you are willing to partner with God and the church to raise your child in cooperation with God’s intentions. To partner with any church, a parent would be wise to decide if he or she agrees with its beliefs and vision, so they can be all-in in their partnership with the church.
TO HAVE YOUR CHILD DEDICATED AT HIGHLAND PARK CHURCH:
1. We ask parents to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
2. We ask parents to be sure their beliefs line up with Highland Park Church’s Mission.
3. We ask parents to be regular attenders of Highland Park Church’s weekend services.
If you have questions about Highland Park's mission and beliefs & dedicating your child, contact Sarah Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org.