The parents sometimes write a letter to their child telling of their own faith and passing on some of their dreams and prayers for the child.
The pastor will ask the other children to promise to love their new sibling and to treat them with patience as God helps them.
The pastor addresses the community and asks who will commit themselves to the nurture of this child, asking those who accept this responsibility to stand. Then the pastor will take the child for a walk through the aisles of the church introducing the child to his future Sunday School teachers, Vacation Bible School teachers, MYF leaders, and those who will pray for the child.
The pastor and family gather around the child and the pastor will pray that he will come to know the blessings of a life committed to Christ. Then he prays for the parents, the siblings, and for the Christian community in fulfilling the responsibilities which they have accepted.