During each Child Dedication at College Park Church, we ask parents to affirm the following words of dedication that are spoken over each child by a College Park Church pastor:
“Together with your parents who love you dearly, and this congregation that cares about the outcome of your faith, I dedicate you to God, surrendering together with them all worldly claim upon your life in the hope that you will belong wholly to Jesus Christ forever."
These words emphasize that as parents, we have two partners standing with us and supporting us as we seek to raise our children. First and foremost, God is with us. He is committed to declaring his glory from one generation to the next and fulfilling his unstoppable purposes to raise up worshipers in every generation.
If God is for us and for our children, we have all we need. Secondly, “this congregation”—the people of College Park Church—is standing with us in this shared hope for our children. Their “Amen” in the dedication service means that they intend to support, encourage, pray for, and help us keep the promises we have made for the sake of our children.
To dedicate your child at College Park, please visit yourchurch.com/children.