"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." – Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Parent Commissioning is an important milestone for a family at Upward Christian
Fellowship. We want to partner with you and your growing family, celebrate life together, and connect you with the support and resources you need on this journey. Parent Commissioning is included in a Sunday morning worship service (9:45 am or 11:15 am). We use the term "Parent Commissioning" to reflect the church's recognition and support of the essential work that parents are appointed to do in Scripture. This time of "commissioning" acknowledges publicly to the church (and others) that parents are choosing to commit themselves to raising their children in a way that reflects what Scripture teaches about family and faith.
To learn more about why we have moved away from Child Dedication to Parent Commissioning, and the difference between the two, read this Introduction to Parent Commissioning.
There are two steps in this milestone for your family:
Step 1: Parent Commissioning Orientation
This orientation allows us to discuss God’s design for parenting and how Upward plans to support you and partner with you in discipling your children.
Step 2: Parent Commissioning Celebration
This is where we come together to celebrate your family’s desire to raise your child in a God-centered home! On the day of this celebration we will bring you and your child(ren) before the church and pray for you as a church family.
Our next Parent Commissioning Celebration is Sunday, September 8th!
To register for Parent Commissioning, Click Here! Registration will end August 11th, so make sure to go ahead and sign up. The Parent Commissioning Orientation Class will be Sunday, August 18th at 9:45 am in Room 207. If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact Pastor Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor LeAnn at email@example.com for more information.