Thank you for your commitment to have your child dedicated to the Lord at Speak the Word Church International. We consider it a privilege to pray and believe God with you for your child. Let me take this opportunity to share a few thoughts and expectations to help you prepare for this special occasion.
We view the dedication of your child as a God-ordained event. This establishes a covenant between you, the Lord and your child. Through worship and thanksgiving you “lend” or dedicate your child back to God for His plans and purposes to be accomplished in your child’s life. This time of worship and dedication is sacred to the Lord. This is also a decision that God looks upon favorably – it is not a decision to be lightly regarded or soon forgotten.
In 1 Samuel, chapter 1, we read the account of a woman (Hannah) who earnestly desired to have a child but could not conceive. As a result of the grief over her situation, Hannah wept bitterly. The Bible says she vowed a vow and said to the Lord that if He would give her a son, she would dedicate him to the Lord all the days of his life. We learn that the Lord answered her prayer. Hannah conceived and bore a son – she called his name Samuel. In verses 27 & 28, Hannah says:
“For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD.”
Families are vital to the growth and development of the local church. Speak the Word Church International embraces you and your family with the love of the Lord. Our desire is to see you grow in grace, and grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, as well as fulfill God’s plan for your life.
We have certain guidelines and expectations for parents desiring to have their child dedicated. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 commands us to know those who labor or work among us. We also want you to have a connection point with this ministry – a way for you to know us and for us to know you. We believe there is a place for everyone, and we also believe there is something for everyone to do at Speak the Word Church International. We embrace you as part of our Speak the Word Church International family.