God delights in children. He takes great pleasure in them. At Discovery, so do we! It is our desire that we are people who provide children a safe and appropriate space within which to grapple with the truths of the scriptures and encounter Jesus Christ in everyday living. We want to build up and support the family unit coming alongside parents every step of the way from infancy to adulthood.
The FIRST STEP on this journey is Baby Dedication. There is biblical modeling of presenting our children back to the Lord in a way that shows our community of faith and our children themselves that we take seriously what God has called us to as parents. Here is what we commit to as parents and as a faith community surrounding our parents in love and gracious accountability.
- Children are one of the greatest gifts God gives us! However, as followers of Christ, we recognize that children belong first and foremost to God and we acknowledge God’s sovereignty and his authority – not only over the child, but over us as parents.
- We dedicate our children by committing ourselves to be fully surrendered to Christ. And to raising up our children in a manner that demonstrates the love and grace of God and points them to Christ.
- It’s what we see in scripture – Deuteronomy 6:4-7 says “Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on their children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”