CHILD DEDICATION

Because First Baptist Church of Fairbury believes children are a treasured gift from God, we are committed to walking alongside parents as they bring up their children.

WHAT IS A CHILD DEDICATION?

The parent/child dedication is a public commitment made before God, your church, and your family. The dedication ceremony provides you, the parent(s), an opportunity to express your desire to lead and spiritually nurture your child in partnership with God and the church, so your child will develop a relationship with Jesus Christ and grow in their capacity to love God and love others.

IS CHILD DEDICATION DIFFERENT FROM BAPTISM?

Baptism is an individual public acknowledgement stating a personal commitment to follow Christ. Because the symbolism of Baptism requires a more adult level of cognitive and developmental readiness, First Baptist Church encourages children and parents to be involved in this important decision.

Christian parents are encouraged to dedicate their children to God, committing to the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual growth of their child with the community of the church. Most parents dedicate their children as infants, toddlers, or preschoolers, although older children may be dedicated.

Contact the church office if you have an interest in Child Dedication.