Bethel believes children are a gift from God, and we are very excited that you are wanting to dedicate your child to the Lord. We provide an opportunity on the 2nd Sunday of every month to dedicate children.
Child dedication is a public commitment that you make before God, your church, and your family. The dedication service provides you, the parent(s), an opportunity to express publicly 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.
TO HAVE YOUR CHILD DEDICATED AT BETHEL:
- We ask parents to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you’d like to have your child dedicated feel free to contact the church office at 613 226 1383 or via email.
WHAT IS THE BIBLICAL PURPOSE AND HISTORY OF A CHILD DEDICATION?
The scriptural root of a child dedication is found in 1 Samuel 1:27–28 (NASB). A godly woman named Hannah prayed year after year for God to give her a child. He answered her prayer and she gave birth to a son, whom she named Samuel. When Samuel was born, Hannah prayed these words:
“For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of Him. So I have also dedicated him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the Lord.”
In Luke 2, following the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph took the infant Jesus to the temple and dedicated Him.
In both Scripture passages, the parents entrusted their child completely to God.