Prov 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Faith Bible Church had our first baby dedication on Sunday, July 31. Two families were involved, each dedicating their precious little boy to the Lord. We had a record attendance as extended families were present along with several first time visitors. It was a wonderful time of worship for our church!
The parents were challenged several weeks ago to write out their responsibilities before the Lord with respect to the nurturing of their children. They presented their biblically based commitments to the body as part of the dedication service.
Parents were reminded that their personal example in their child’s formative years would be critical to his healthy training. Their children will be closely observing their parents’ love for the Lord and their dedication to each other, and will grow to be “imitators” of them. Finally, parents were challenged from Ephesians 5, where we are instructed to be “imitators” of God. What better way can we be examples for our children.
As a church body, we are committed both to holding the parents accountable in their God-given roles and to coming alongside of them in the care and training of their sons.