Our Baby Dedication Celebration Event is designed to help families begin to think intentionally about their child’s spiritual development. There are several steps for parents to complete prior to participating in a Baby Dedication Celebration. (1) Listen to the short audio files. (2) Print and complete the assignments below. These are designed to help preschool parents become intentional about how they will raise their child, pointing them toward becoming a follower of Jesus Christ. (3) Sign up for a baby dedication celebration event and RSVP to attend a Parent Orientation.
Start the process here with a short introduction from Becca Bartlett and then complete each of the three assignments below.
PARENT TALK ASSIGNMENT #1 — Imagine The End
Listen to a brief message from Pastor Brady, print the “Imagine The End” PDF and write a description of the kind of person you hope your child will become over the next 18 years; including those qualities and characteristics you want to instill in your child. Every year, use this card to evaluate how you’re doing as you lead your child spiritually.
PARENT TALK ASSIGNMENT #2 — Make It Personal
After listening to a brief lesson from Paige Robinson, print the “Make It Personal” PDF and write down two things that you are going to do to invest in yourself and the supportive/significant relationships in your life. Maybe you are going to get a babysitter once or twice a month; put your baby to bed early so that you have couple or personal time at the end of every day; go for a walk after dinner and enjoy God’s creation. Whatever you decide to do, these kinds of practical decisions can make a huge impact on your relationships over the long haul. Now write down ways you will invest in your relationship with your Heavenly Father. Perhaps you are going to join a small group; get up 15 minutes earlier to have quiet time with the Lord; begin to memorize Scripture. Decide on two things you are going to do to continue growing in your relationship with the Lord and write them down.
PARENT TALK ASSIGNMENT #3 — It’s a Partnership!
First, listen to the audio message from Paige and then RSVP to attend the SOW Preschool Parent Orientation. You can email Paige or call her at 692-0292. You must attend one orientation to participate in a Baby Dedication Celebration.
Scheduled Dates in 2015
Sunday, February 8 — Parent Orientation Dates: January 25 & February 1
Sunday, May 10 — Parent Orientation Dates: April 26 & May 3
Sunday, August 2 — Parent Orientation Dates: June 28 & July 19
Sunday, December 6 — Parent Orientation Dates: November 8 & November 15
Email Paige Robinson or call 692-0292 for more information or to sign up for the next Baby Dedication & Celebration event.
If you are expecting, please email Paige. We want to pray for and encourage you during your pregnancy and celebrate with you when your baby arrives!