Child Dedications

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The biblical basis for dedicating a child is found in 1 Samuel 1:27-28), where a godly woman named Hannah prayed year after year for God to give her a child. He answered her prayers and she gave birth to a son, whom she named Samuel. When Samuel was born, Hannah prayed these words: “ I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord.  For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.”

At Elevation, child dedications are a time for parents, like Hannah, to commit themselves to raising their child God’s way. They are a joint expression of a parent’s desire to raise Godly children and our commitment as a church to empowering parents in that calling.

Child dedications are a powerful time for parents to embrace the responsibility they’ve been given by God and to catch a vision of the impact they can make in their child’s life. We make these events special by encouraging the whole family to get involved, having some fun, offering family pictures, and occasionally making a dad cry. We want this to be an event parents will always remember.

Child dedications also provide us with an opportunity to express our commitment as a church to helping families raise God-honoring kids. And we count it an honor to be entrusted with that incredible privilege.

We invite all families with children ages 0 – 4 years to participate in the dedication. Child dedications are scheduled periodically throughout the year at each Elevation location.

If you would like more information about our next child dedications, please complete the form by clicking here.

Frank Bealer (Family Pastor) & the eKidz staff


Baptisms

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At Elevation Church, we celebrate baptisms!

Baptism signifies what has already happened to us spiritually. Our old identity as a sinner is gone, and we rise with a new identity in Christ. As Pastor Steven says, “baptism is an outward expression of an inward decision for Christ.”

If your child has accepted Christ and is interested in baptism, we would love to baptize him or her and share this special decision with your family as your child goes public with their faith!

To ensure that baptism is a meaningful declaration of faith by your child, all children 5th grade and younger need to go through a baptism interview.  This interview will help ensure that your child is ready for baptism.

eKidz baptisms are scheduled throughout the year at each Elevation location. To sign your child up for a baptism interview or request more information, please complete this form by clicking here.

Frank Bealer (Family Pastor) & the eKidz staff



Do I Have To Give A Valentine To Everybody?

“Do I have to give a valentine to everybody?”

If you have kids, you’ve probably been asked this question.  After all, why do they have to make a card for the kid that picks on them everyday in the cafeteria?

As parents, you and I know that this rule is in place so that no one feels left out. While I am sure that you will explain this to your child, why don’t we make an effort to take it one step further?  Let’s teach our kids what God says about love.  It will give some new meaning to this Valentine’s Day.

In The Message (a paraphrase of the Bible) it says,

1 John 4:7-10 My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they’ve done to our relationship with God.

Tell your kids that the best way to SHARE God’s love with others is to SHOW God’s love to others.