Family Dedication

A Special Celebration

Family Dedication is a special celebration for you, as parents, to make a public commitment before God, your church, and your family. This commitment is to raise your children in a Christ-centered home.

"For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of Him. So I have also dedicated him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the Lord."
          - 1 Samuel 1:27-28

During AM services there will be a time of commitment and a time for the congregation to pledge support as you raise your children to know and follow Jesus.

We want to be your strongest supporters and trusted guides as you raise your child to know what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


The Process

2021 Dates
  • Step 1: Register by emailing by Tuesday, February 16.
  • Step 2: Parent Class on Wednesday, February 17  on Zoom
  • Step 3: Family Dedication during 9 and 11a on February 21

If you have any questions, please contact or call 865.672.1427.

Family Dedication Service
  • Sunday, February 21 at 9 and 11a


Do I need to be a First Baptist Concord member to have my child dedicated?

In order to participate in Family Dedication you must be a member of the church, Sunday School class or Life Group member, or serving as a volunteer in one of our ministries.

Can a single parent participate in a family dedication service?

Yes! Child dedication signifies the commitment of parents (including single parents) to do their best to raise their child to be a follower of Christ. As a church, First Baptist Concord is committed to supporting single parents in providing a Christian foundation for their child’s upbringing.

Can unmarried parents participate in a family dedication service?

We believe that God’s Word teaches that parents who are living together should do so in a covenant marriage relationship. If this is not your situation, please set up a time to visit with one of our pastors.

At what age can a child take part in a family dedication service?

We do not have a set age requirement for child dedication. The average age for a child to be dedicated is four months up to two years, although many parents dedicate children much older than that.

What does First Baptist Concord believe about family dedication and salvation?

Family Dedication does not impart grace or salvation to a child. Salvation comes only through faith in Jesus Christ as each person recognizes their sinfulness and receives forgiveness and eternal life through Christ and His sacrifice.