Child dedication at Elim Harrogate is a joyful recognition that every child is a gift from God. Parents have a responsibility to develop that gift – to mold and shape, to shepherd and nurture this precious life. Dedication is an opportunity for you to publicly commit yourselves before God, family and friends to raising your child in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Child dedication at Elim Harrogate is NOT the same as infant baptism. We believe that baptism is a public declaration of an individual’s decision to follow Christ. Since infants are not capable of making that decision, we reserve baptism for a time when an individual is old enough to understand their decision to accept Christ as their Saviour.
Child dedication here at Elim Harrogate usually takes places during one of our Sunday morning services.
To find out more about child dedication or to talk to our Pastor about having your child dedicated, please contact us.