Midtown Kids is a place where your child can learn about Jesus in a fun and safe environment during Sunday services!

SACRAMENTO CAMPUS


During Sunday services:

Kids' Ministry is open for babies - 3rd grade during the 9:30am, 11:00am, and 12:30pm services.
Arrive early to check-in!

ELK GROVE CAMPUS


During Sunday services:

Kids' Ministry is open for babies during our service at 10:30am. Arrive early to check-in!

Have kids older than 3rd grade?

Child Dedications

We do child dedications once or twice per month during our Sunday services. Please read more about dedications below, and inquire with us to schedule.

What is a child dedication?

Since ceremonies involving infants and children differ widely from church to church, let us explain child dedication at Midtown Church. It is not a Christening service or a baptism, neither is it the child’s confirmation or the public recognition of godparents. It is, as the name suggests, a dedication. The parents, in the context of the church family, dedicate their child to the Lord and themselves as parents to the raising of the child to the glory of God. In turn, the church family commits themselves to share in the task of nurturing the child “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)

Church dedication of a child is not a formally commanded or described Biblical practice. It is, however, fully consistent with Scriptural principles and practices. Old Testament believers did engage in formal dedications of children, as Hannah dedicated Samuel in 1 Samuel 1:21-28. Scripture calls us to see our children as a God- given assignment (Psalm 123:3); the Lord Jesus blessed children (Matthew 19:13-15) and warned against causing them to sin (Matthew 18:6); and parents are commanded to “bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). Since Christians are to live supportively and accountably in the context of the church as God’s family, this act of dedication is very appropriate in a congregational setting.

Child dedication presupposes the following:

1. The parent or parents have a personal faith in, and commitment to, Christ.

2. The parent(s) are committed to raise their child in accordance with God’s standards. This involves a desire to see one’s child come to faith, and this implies a responsibility to pray, teach, and model the life of a Christ-follower.

3. The parent(s) have, on their own, recognized their child as God’s gift and assignment and prayerfully entrusted their child and themselves to the Lord.

4. The parents are committed to active participation in Midtown Church life for themselves and their child. (For this reason, we do not dedicate the children of non- participants at Midtown, except in exceptional circumstances.)

Foster Care & Adoption Resources

We care about building healthy families and championing safe and nurturing environments for kids and youth. Foster Care and Adoption are issues that are important to us. We have partnered with The Alliance: Defending the Cause of Kids & Families to provide ongoing education, resources, and support in these areas.

Interested in serving vulnerable kids and families in the community? Or already involved?

Please join us for a meeting where we will discuss how we as a church can rally around the needs of the foster care system. If you are a foster, adoptive or kinship family, please join us- so we know how we can be supporting you.

View the events below to read more, and sign up. 

Have you ever considered opening your home to a child in need of a family but not known where to start?

The world of foster care and adoption is ever-changing and often complicated but more families are always needed!

Join us for Foster Care and Adoption 101: we’ll focus on the requirements, timeline and approval process of foster care/foster-adoption but also cover private adoption, refugee foster care, international adoption and even embryo adoption.

View the events below to read more, and sign up. 

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