Parent/Child Dedication Homework

Dear parent,
To prepare for the upcoming parent/child dedication service, please listen to these audio sessions and complete the homework before the orientation session. You may pick up homework cards in the Family Room on Sundays or you may write your answers on your own paper.

  • Imagine the End
    • Listen: Imagine the End Audio (about 15 minutes)
    • Do: On the homework card, write a description of the kind of person you hope your child will become over the next 18 years. Every year on your child's birthday, pull out this description and evaluate how you are doing as you lead your child spiritually .

  • Make It Personal
    • Listen: Make It Personal Audio (about 6 minutes)
    • Do: On the homework card, write down two significant things you are going to do to invest in yourself and the supportive and significant relationships in your life. Maybe you are going to get a babysitter once or twice a month. Maybe your baby goes to bed early so that you have couple or personal time at the end of every day. Maybe you're going to go for a walk every night after dinner and enjoy God's creation. These kinds of practical decisions can make a huge impact on your relationships over the long haul. Decide right now what two things you're going to do and write them down.
    • Do: Write down two things that you are going to do to invest in and grow your relationship with your Heavenly Father. Perhaps you are going to join a small group. Maybe you are going to commit to quiet time with the Lord three times a week. Or does your prayer life need some attention? Committing to grow in your love of and devotion to your Heavenly Father will spill over into your parenting in the best way as God blesses you with wisdom, endurance, strength, perseverance, and so much more!