Baby Dedication

CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your new baby! In the midst of all that is changing in your home with the addition of your new baby, we invite you to take a moment to focus on what really matters most. Thank you for Baby Dedication request to participate in our dedication ceremonies.
No one will have more influence on your child than YOU will! We believe that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. It is our hope that we can partner 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.

Baby Dedication is more than an event. The purpose of baby dedication is to establish the partnership between the parents and the church in passing on the faith to your children and your children’s children. Although this is not a required spiritual practice, we do see where children were dedicated to the Lord in the Bible. In 1 Samuel 1:27-28 we see how Hannah took her son Samuel to the temple to dedicate him to the Lord. Also in Luke 2:21- 38 we see Mary and Joseph taking Jesus to the Temple to be dedicated. It is an opportunity for you to take some time at the beginning of your journey as a parent to really think about what will matter the most in the life of your child; to really talk together and decide what you value and what you can do today that will have the greatest impact on your child’s future.

Baby Dedication is not infant baptism. We believe that when people are old enough to understand what it means to put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, they should have the opportunity to make that choice for themselves. A preschool child is not able to understand sin, forgiveness, the sacrifice our Savior made for us, and what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Baby Dedication is about commitment. It’s your commitment as a parent to lead your child into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, so that as he/she gets older, you are able to guide him/her and to help him/her understand what that means. At Fallbrook Church, we would like to partner with you in the spiritual development of your child as we participate in the dedication of your child to the Lord.