Family Dedication

Our Family Dedication service is an opportunity for Christian parents to dedicate themselves to raising their children in the knowledge and love of the Lord with the support of the local church.

Who’s it for?

  • Parents (single parents, grandparents, guardians) dedicated to living a biblical lifestyle.
  • Typically children under 5 who have not been part of a dedication service before.

Next Family Dedication Class: November 2, 2023 | 6 PM
Next Family Dedication Service: November 12, 2023 | Morning Services

Understanding Family Dedication

Family dedication is not required in the Bible nor does it provide or represent saving faith for a child (children who later come to a saving faith in Jesus will be encouraged to be baptized). Rather, it is an opportunity for families to actively and publicly declare their intention to raise their children in the knowledge and love of the Lord. The church commits to praying for these families and supporting their efforts to live out a biblical and God-honoring life as they parent their children.

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. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6:5-9)

Participating in a Family Dedication Service

Family Dedications are held twice each year at Bible Center Church. By attending one of our 45-minute Family Dedication classes (which take place a few weeks before the service), you’ll get to know our staff, learn about dedication, and prepare for the service.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions, we would be happy to connect and discuss.

Next Steps:

  1. Read through the Family Dedication Informational Packet
  2. Register for the Family Dedication Class
  3. Attend the class (required)
  4. Talk with a Pastor or Elder if desired or requested
  5. Prepare for the service
  6. Attend the service
  7. Receive certificate and follow-up materials