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Child Dedications



WHAT IS CHILD DEDICATIONS?

A child dedication is the act of giving back to god the gift He has given you as parents. It is an act of worship, thanksgiving, dependence, trust, and commitment. The practice of child dedication has been modeled throughout the Bible.


Biblical Examples:

The Israelites brought their 8-day-old children to the priest for blessing. Hannah (1 Samuel 1:24-28) brought her long-awaited son Samuel to the priest Eli to dedicate him to the Lord.  Mary and Joseph brought baby Jesus to the temple for his dedication.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAPTISM & CHILD DEDICATION?

At Coast Hills Church, we recognize that salvation only comes to a child through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  It is not passed on to a child through dedication. Parents make a covenant to raise their children by modeling Godly principles with the desire that one day, their children will receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.  A child’s first glimpse of spiritual community is in their own home. As parents, you are the first impression of God that your child gets.


Baptism is reserved for an older child up to adults who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior, and commit their life to Him by admitting they are a sinner.  Click here if you are interested in Baptism.


WHAT IS A CHILD DEDICATION SERVICE LIKE?

The Child Dedication experience provides parents of infants and young children a formal, public opportunity to dedicate their children to the Lord. During the weekend service of your choice, families will join you publicly on stage while Senior Pastor Ken Baugh takes a moment to pray for each individual child.  Each parent affirms their own faith in Jesus Christ and promises to model and teach their faith to their children. At the same time, the church body agrees to walk alongside parents and hold them accountable.


By dedicating your child you are publicly affirming your desire as a parent to submit your child to God’s protection and guidance. You are saying that you want God’s perfect will to be established in the raising of your child. As a parent, you are an instrument that God has chosen to be His tool to express His love, His values and His character.




Child Dedications - please fill out registration form below


Have you made a formal commitment to invite Jesus Christ into your life as Lord and Savior? If so, briefly explain when and how that took place.


Do you understand the difference between Child Dedication and believer’s water Baptism? Briefly explain.


What does Child Dedication represent to you and your family?


Have you made a commitment to be a part of the Coast Hills Community Church?


Father's Name:  

Mother's Name:  

Address:  

Phone Number:  

E-mail  

Service  and date preference for Child Dedication (Please choose 1st and 2nd choice)
1st Choice - please specify a date you would like to have your child dedicated

Saturday  5pm  
Sunday    9am   
Sunday  11am   

2nd Choice
- please specify a date you would like to have your child dedicated

Saturday  5pm  
Sunday    9am   
Sunday  11am   

Child's Full Name:  

Child's birth date & age:  

City of Birth:  
2nd Child's Full Name:  

Child's birth date & age:  

City of Birth:  
3rd Child's Full Name:  

Child's birth date & age:  

City of Birth:  




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