Baby Dedication

Children are a gift from God.

A dedication is a celebration, a commitment and a blessing.

“Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a real blessing.”  Psalm 127:3

This is amazing. First we appreciate where children have come from, they have come from God and we first and foremost recognise that our children belong to God before they belong to you and I. God in his goodness gives children as gifts to parents. Children are not a hindrance or an interruption to our lives but a reward and a real blessing. Parents not only have the awesome responsibility of caring for this gift, but also the wonderful privilege of enjoying the gift.

Because children belong to God and are given by grace as gifts from God, we dedicate our children back to God for his love, protection, care and guidance.

With God’s help, the help of your family and church family, a dedication is a commitment. It’s a commitment with a deep desire that your child may walk in the path of wisdom and an abundant life that Jesus offered. The dedication commitment is:

• to provide your child a Christian home of love and peace,
• to raise your child in the truth of Christian instruction and discipline,
• to encourage your child daily through praise and correction,
• to pray constantly for your child and to
• encourage your child one day to trust Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord

A baby dedication is also an occasion for us to bless your child and to believe for God’s blessing upon their life:

‘Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing: ‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’ Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.”’

Numbers 6:22-27

Please do not communicate a date to friends and family until we have confirmed a date.  

Please also note, in order to participate in our baby dedication ceremony, at least one parent or grandparent or guardian must be a member of the Vine Church.

Because Baby Dedication involves the entire family, we ask you to complete the following questions to help us understand the child’s support system.

If you would like to organise a baby dedication please fill in the form below.

PLEASE NOTE ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FORM SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ANY ERROR MESSAGES FOR CORRECTIONS OR SEE THE CONFIRMATION MESSAGE THAT YOUR FORM HAS BEEN SUBMITTED SUCCESSFULLY.

Baby Dedication Service Instructions

Baby Dedication Information

Full Name of Parents(Required)
Full Name of Parents(Required)
Address(Required)
Full Name of Baby(Required)
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Please tell us a little about yourselves: How long have you been coming to the Vine? Were you attending a church prior to the Vine? How and when did you become a Christian?
Full name of brothers and/or sisters and their ages
Grandparents Names(Required)
Grandparents Names(Required)
Grandparents Names(Required)
Grandparents Names(Required)
What does your baby’s name mean?
Are the child’s parents married to one another?(Required)

Do the child’s parents reside in the same household?(Required)

Are either parents a member of the Vine Church?(Required)

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Requested dates for dedication - please provide 3 possible dates.
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Requested dates for dedication - please provide 3 possible dates.
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Requested dates for dedication - please provide 3 possible dates.
Why would you like your baby dedicated? Don’t worry about this. Doesn’t have the be the right answer or complicated or technical. Just from the heart why you would like your baby dedicated.
What Bible verse/s would you like to choose as your baby’s dedication verse/s?
I will ask one of you to say a prayer on the day. Please write out a prayer for your baby and one of you can pray it on the day.
Does your child have any allergies ?(Required)

During the service, the pastor will use “anointing oil” and place a drop of this on your baby’s head. This symbolises being dedicated to God and also the blessing and protection of the Holy Spirit.
Do you consent to oil being applied to your baby’s forehead?(Required)

During the service, the pastor will use “anointing oil” and place a drop of this on your baby’s head. This symbolises being dedicated to God and also the blessing and protection of the Holy Spirit.
Would you like a table in the café reserved for you and your family after the service? If so, we can find someone to serve your family a free lunch to celebrate. Please tell us how many people so we can reserve enough seats. PLEASE NOTE THIS OFFER MAY OR MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE.
Will you provide a Baby Video?(Required)

You are welcome to show a 2-3 minute video of your baby before the dedication. If you would like this done, the video MUST be handed into the Vine Church office or emailed (via Dropbox or other Transfer software) to the Vine Church Office ( mail@thevinechurch.net ) no later than the Wednesday before the dedication service. This is to ensure the video is tested and working before the service. Will you be providing us with a video?
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 5 MB.
    Please provide a family photo to announce it on social media. PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT CURRENTLY WORK ON IPHONES SO PLEASE EMAIL IMAGES TO COLLEEN.IZATT@THEVINECHURCH.NET
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 5 MB.
      Please provide some photos of your baby to advertise on social media and also for the Powerpoint Slides on the day. PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT CURRENTLY WORK ON IPHONES SO PLEASE EMAIL IMAGES TO COLLEEN.IZATT@THEVINECHURCH.NET
      Are you happy to give your permission for your family and your child to be photographed and for these photographs to be displayed?(Required)

      May we publish your family and your child’s image in printed promotional material?(Required)

      Are you happy for your family and your child to be included in photographs and videos, which may be used on official Vine Church website and Media sites, e.g. Instagram and Facebook?(Required)

      I hereby grant the Vine Church the right to use photograph(s) taken at Vine Church meetings, events and excursions and any reproductions or adaptions for use by the Vine Church for both public and youth group purposes.
      DD slash MM slash YYYY
      This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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