New Christian parents desire to raise their children to follow Jesus Christ. When they are infants, it is difficult to imagine sitting down with them and teaching them and training them in the things of God. You are more concerned about keeping them fed, making sure they sleep, and making sure you get some sleep, too! However, parenting begins the day your son or daughter is born.
As your children grow, we want to come beside you and equip you and support you in raising your children. Therefore, the first milestone in your family’s life together is a Parent and Baby Dedication. Our church wants to celebrate with you as new parents who will be responsible for raising the next generation in the faith. We will do this by using a portion of our worship service to commission you as parents who will work hard to teach and train your children to follow Jesus.
Before this church celebration, we invite you to join us for a Parent and Baby Dedication Orientation. This will be a time for you to gather with Jeff Spry, our Pastor and Carrie Allen, our Director of Early Childhood Ministries. During this orientation our goal is to reinforce the Biblical standard that parents are called to be the primary faith influences in their children’s lives. We will discuss God’s design for parenting and how Western Avenue Baptist Church plans to support you and equip you as you disciple your children.
On a Sunday Morning, the church will celebrate with you as parents who are dedicated to raising your children to love and follow Jesus. The church will stand in solidarity with you, promising to commit themselves to partner with you and hold you accountable to your calling. We will bring you onto the platform and pray for you as a church family.
Fill out this form to join a Parent and Baby Dedication Orientation and sign up for a Dedication Service.
Monday, August 20, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM