WHO ARE THEY FOR?
Dedications are for children, normally those under three, primarily whose parents are members of the King’s Church.
If you are not a member of King’s Church, but are already a part of the life of King’s Church High Wycombe in another way, for instance, already in a Small Group or Serving Team, and would like to have your child dedicated, then please get in touch and we’ll arrange to chat with you further about whether this could still be available.
Dedications are an opportunity to give thanks to God for the gift of our children. Dedications take place during the main Sunday morning meetings. During the dedication part of the meeting, we give opportunity to express our gratitude to God for our children, to pray for God’s blessing on our children and also to pray for the parents and wider family. Furthermore, we make space for the members of the church to stand alongside the families whose children are being dedicated to demonstrate their desire to provide practical and spiritual support for those being dedicated and their families. You can see the promises made by everyone here and, speaking of church members, we will ask you to choose and ask one or two people who are members of King’s Church High Wycombe to stand alongside you on the morning. This need not involve any commitment after the day, but they will hold onto and present to you the Bible and gift we want to give to your child, and will lead by example when the church family are asked to pray out together for you and your child.
WHAT ABOUT CHRISTENING OR WATER BAPTISM?
We believe strongly in the New Testament principle of water baptism for those who have already made a commitment to follow Jesus as Lord and Saviour. We also believe that each individual should make that decision for themselves personally and therefore we do not practise christening or water baptism for young children. If you would like to know more, we run a course for those who would like to explore baptism separately.
WHEN WILL THEY TAKE PLACE?
We are currently having Dedications on the same Sunday Mornings as Baptisms, two different but very important celebrations and giving the opportunity to further explain and show what happens when an individual makes a commitment to follow Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Click here to see a previous Dedications and Baptisms meeting. There are 3 of these Sundays each year and we can let you know the next planned date when you contact us. We would normally expect the dedications to last 10-15 minutes, although this will depend on the numbers of children being dedicated.
WHAT IF I WANT TO HAVE MY CHILD DEDICATED OR WANT TO KNOW MORE?
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