Dedications are a special time of celebration. There is something deeply moving about seeing parents bring their children before God to entrust them to His care. There is something equally touching when the church commits to supporting parents as they raise their children. At North Park, dedications are celebrated twice a year during the regular weekend services.
The Purpose of the Dedication
By bringing children forward for dedication, parents are formally recognizing their children as gifts from God, and are pledging to raise their children in a way that honours Him, with the goal that each child will one day choose Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour, and live a life of love and service to Him. (1 Samuel 1:27-28; Matthew 19:13-15; Luke 2:21-24, Deut. 6:5‐7). In exchange, the people of North Park Community Church commit to surrounding the family as a supportive community, modelling Christ’s love and care to them.