At Great Oaks, Child Dedications are for you as the parent to seek God’s blessing while making a public commitment to raise your children according to His word.
The basis for Child Blessings is found in 1 Samuel 1:27-28. “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life, he will be given to the Lord.” (The Story of Samuel)
Child blessings cannot impart grace or salvation to your child. Salvation only comes through Jesus Christ as each person recognizes his or her sinfulness and receives forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
Child Dedications are meant for children under the age of 12. If your child is older than 12, please consider baptism as an opportunity for them.
If you would like more information about Child Dedications, contact Pastor Dan Baker at 309.383.4330 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.