Parent / Child Dedication
at Bear Creek Church
What is Parent / Child Dedication?
This event is an opportunity for you as parents to publicly declare that you want to raise your child to develop their own relationship with Jesus Christ.
What do I need to do between now and the day of the celebration?
Invite your friends and family. You will also need to watch a short video in preparation for the event. This video contains an assignment to be shared on celebration day. You will be emailed a link to this video.
What do I need to bring with me?
Your friends, family, and child (don’t forget them at home!).
The day of the celebration . . .
What time should we arrive?
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to service starting. We will have parents and children meet us in the North Tower by the gym.
What should we wear?
Whatever you and your little one will feel most comfortable in! Some people dress casually in jeans, while others wear more formal attire. Please remember modesty: nothing too low on top, and nothing too short on bottom.
I can barely get my child to sit still long enough to get them dressed. How will they survive on stage for this period of time?
Your child will make noise during the celebration day event. But that’s okay, because so will everyone else’s! If bringing a comfort item will help them, feel free to bring that. We just ask that NO TOYS be brought with them. Stick to “loveys” or pacifiers.
Will there be a photographer?
We will not have a photographer so please encourage your family, friends and faith family to take pictures for you. We will have the service videotaped, in which you will get an emailed copy of to keep.
What can I expect on the day of the celebration?
The event should last no more than 20 minutes. The ceremony will begin with a video as the families take place on stage, the pastor will say a few things about dedicating your child, the video you filmed with your prayers will play and afterwards, the pastor will lead in prayer over you all. After the prayer, you will be dismissed from the stage.