Baby DedicationsBaby Dedication | Steps: 1 2 3
An opportunity for new parents to focus today on what will affect their child's future the most.
Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! In the midst of all that is changing in your
home with the addition of your new baby, we invite you to take a moment to focus on
what really matters most.
No one will have more influence on your child than YOU! We believe that what happens at home is
more important than what happens at church. It is our hope that we can partner with you from
the very beginning. We want to be your biggest fans, your strongest supporters, and your
trusted guides as you raise your child to know what it means to have a personal relationship with
Jesus Christ. Your baby’s dedication is more than an event. It is an opportunity for you to take some
time at the beginning of your journey as a parent to really think about what will matter the most in the
life of your child; to really talk together and decide what you value and what you can do today
that will have the greatest impact on your child's future.
We have created a resource, which includes three, fifteen minute, parenting messages
that we feel will really help you start right now, at the beginning, to do the
things that will truly matter the most to you and your child in the future.
These early years are incredibly important. Listening to this series and talking
about it together with your spouse will be an investment of time that you
will never regret.
MESSAGE 1 - Listen
You are the spiritual leader in your home and your child's greatest guide
in understanding what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
MESSAGE 2 - Listen
The most important relationship in your home is your marriage and it's
one that will lead to your child's emotional health and confidence in life.
MESSAGE 3 - Listen
When your children walk out your door to face their futures as adults, what are the values you
will have instilled in them? This message will encourage you to really think with that end in mind.
Once you have completed STEP 1, you will attend a 30-minute orientation during one of
our Sunday morning services. We will introduce you to LW Kids, our environment created
especially for kids. We will talk about the homework assignment from message 3 in STEP 1
and give you the information you need to sign up for our Baby Dedication Celebration.
Unless you are a single parent, it is important that both parents attend this orientation.
You must complete STEPS 1 and 2 before your Baby Dedication Celebration date is confirmed.
To register for STEP 2 (the orientation), please contact us.
The GRAND FINALE! Actually, it's really just the beginning. Once you have completed STEPS 1 and 2, then
you and your family are ready to participate with us in a time of DEDICATION. Baby Dedication is about a
commitment to put God first in your home and to trust in Him as your source of direction as you lead your
family and parent your child. It is also a time for you and your spouse to share with your family, closest
friends and church family what is most important to you and to ask them for their prayer and support.
Our desire is that you will surround yourself with those who will pray for you, support you, give you good
advice, listen to your struggles, and when life gets tough, help you remember what matters most. We also
hope that you will partner with us every Sunday by encouraging your child to fully participate with us as we
create environments to lead him or her into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Do I have to complete all the steps before the dedication service?
You must complete STEP 1 and STEP 2 before your Baby Dedication Celebration
registration is confirmed.
Do I have to be a member of Living Water in order to have my child dedicated?
We ask that you call Living Water your home and are willing to make the commitment to
your child and family to be an active part of our congregation.
How much time do I have to start STEP 1?
There is no time limit to completing STEP 1. You just need to consider how soon you would like
to participate in the dedication service.
Am I guaranteed a slot at the next dedication service after finishing the steps?
Space is limited for Baby Dedication Celebration and each event may fill up quickly.
This event is offered several times a year. It is very likely that the next available opening
could be 6 months from the time that you sign up.