This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart! It’s something that we’ve done for many years at North Point Community Church. We’ve watched Baby Dedication morph and grow into an event that now serves an even greater purpose in our ministry to families.
Baby Dedication is more than a great party where you celebrate the birth of a new baby. Baby Dedication is a strategic step in your partnership with parents. It’s your opportunity to give new parents a message that will challenge them to look a little further down the road as they lead their family. It’s your chance to help them begin with the end in mind!
I’m excited to tell you about a new product that you will see next week at the Orange Conference! This tool is designed to help you create the kind of event that will not only allow you to celebrate the birth of new baby with your families, but will also give you a great BEGINNING to the partnership that you will have with these parents as they raise their kids.
Here’s what you can expect to find in this product:
Step 1: Parents get information about Baby Dedication Celebration.
Includes: Promotional pieces and ideas.
Step 2: Parents listen to the talks and do the homework.
Includes: Recording of the parenting talks, homework pieces, and scripts of the parenting talks.
Step 3: Parents sign up to attend a Parent Orientation.
Includes: Orientation invitation, RSVP tracking suggestions, and speaking outline.
Step 4: Parents attend a Baby Dedication Celebration event!
Includes: Invitation to the event, production order, programming ideas, and speaking outline.
Nobody should feel like they are parenting alone. The moms and dads in your church need you to step up and offer to walk with them as they show their kids what it looks like to follow their Heavenly Father.
That’s what Baby Dedication Celebration is all about. It’s a chance for us, the church, to reach out to new parents and let them know that we are here. I’m leading a breakout on this topic at this year’s Orange Conference. Hope to see you in Atlanta next week!