Children are a gift from God.
As parents, we are to be good stewards of this gift that God has given to us by teaching and training them in the Word of God, so that the spiritual legacy can be pass on to the future generations.
Parents are the primary spiritual care-giver of our children. We work in partnership with the HopeKids teachers to lay a strong spiritual foundation in our children.
The word “dedicate” means to set aside or commit to a sacred purpose. “Child Dedication” means committing a child to God and God’s purposes. Parents cannot actually make this decision on behalf of their children – as much as they would wish to! Each child will one day have to make his or her own personal decision about whether or not to commit himself or herself to God.
In our church, child dedication is really a matter of parents dedicating and committing themselves to the Lord – that they would do their best to bring up their child for the glory of God. Therefore child dedication is different from child blessing ceremony whereby we pray and bless the child. While we would still pray and bless the child in child dedication, more importantly, the focus would be on the parents and the commitment that they would be making.
The primary purposes for child dedication are:
· For parents, joined by their church community, to celebrate the birth or adoption of a child, joyfully thanking God for this new addition to the family and to the church community.
· For parents to commit themselves publicly to raise their child in the nurture and love of the Lord, and for the church to pray for them in their awesome responsibility as parents.
Criteria for participation:
· Child is 9 years old and below.
· Both parents are believers in Christ and at least one parent is a Hope Church Singapore member.
Child Dedication is usually conducted in the 4th quarter of the year (around October/November).
Orange Parenting Sessions
Orange parenting sessions are created for parents who are believers to guide their children in the ways of God. The age-appropriate courses are held after services on Sundays and last only 30 minutes.
Date: 27th January 2019
Venue: Textile Centre, Connect 702
Time: 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Class Fee: Free
No registration required. Interested parents please approach Hopekids teachers for more information.