OSC-Midtown Child Dedication Request
At Our Savior’s Church, we believe children are a gift from God. Child Dedication is an opportunity for parents to commit to raise their children to love and serve Jesus. We are ready to partner with our you to help your children discover and embrace a growing relationship with God and others. 

WHO CAN BE DEDICATED?
Baby dedications are for children, 0-7 years of age. Our Savior's Church baby dedications are for the church families who want to commit before God and the church that they will raise their child in a Biblical manner.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PARENTS?
A baby dedication is a commitment from the parents to raise their children in a God-honoring way, our baby dedications are limited to children with at least one parent who is born again.  We do not dedicate children whose parents are unmarried and yet live together. The Scriptures make very clear God’s command that the sexual union is to be exclusively reserved for the institution of marriage. Once the couple is married, we will happily dedicate their child(ren).  Also, if you are unmarried but not living together, we allow only one parent on stage for the dedication ceremony. Though we believe God can bring good out of every situation, it is our responsibility as a church to uphold a standard that is in line with God’s Word.  If you are unsure what it means to be born again, or have any other questions about these requirements, we would be happy to discuss this with you in more detail.  You can call the OSC-Midtown church office at (337) 806-9621.

IS BABY DEDICATION THE SAME AS BABY BAPTISM?
No. Some church traditions teach that children of believing Christian families are to be baptized. We believe that baptism is for those who have repented of their sins and have trusted Christ as their Savior.  Since a baby is unable to understand their need for repentance, we do not practice infant baptism.

WHY DO WE DEDICATE CHILDREN?
Our biblical example of baby dedications is found in Luke 2:22-32, when Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple to be dedicated to God.  Each child is a gift from God. As you dedicate them, you are “giving your children back to the Lord” and entrusting them to His care.  Baby Dedications are a time for Christian parents to make a commitment to God, their family, and the rest of the local congregation, that they will raise their children in a way that honors God.

WHAT DO BABY DEDICATIONS LOOK LIKE?
We have baby dedications during each of our Sunday services. After our time of worship, we will ask the parents and children, as well as extended family members, to come and stand in front of the congregation. At that time, a video with each child’s picture and name origin will play. Then our pastor will ask for a verbal commitment from the parents, as well as the congregation, to be an example of Godliness that the children can follow as they grow.  He will then pray a prayer of blessing over the parents, children, and family members.

WHEN ARE BABY DEDICATIONS HELD?
Your dedication date will be confirmed during your connection call. We have baby dedications the third Sunday of every month. The deadline to register your child(ren), and turn in pictures, is no later than two weeks prior to the date of dedication.

Dedication is the start of a lifelong journey that begins with a public commitment made before God, your church, and your family. This time of dedication provides you, the parents, with an opportunity to express 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. ­­ 

We are thrilled to join with you as you take this next step toward raising your child to love and serve Jesus every day of their lives. Dedicating your child is an honor for us here at OSC-Midtown, we look forward to you joining us for our next dedication.
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Child Dedications are generally held the third Sunday of each month during both the 9am and 11am services. In order to honor your child and family on this special day, we limit each service time two families per dedication service. Your dedication time and date will be confirmed during your connection call.
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A child's dedications involves a parent's decision to dedicate their child back to the Lord, similar to the way Hannah dedicated Samuel back to the Lord.
"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him." 
     -1 Samuel 1:27
Once we have received your form, we will reach out to you for follow-up. At that time we will provide instructions and further details. If you have any questions please call our OSC-Midtown location at (337) 806-9621.
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