Kids City

Welcome!  Kids’ City is the children’s ministry of The District Church. Our mission is to provide a safe and fun environment that works to equip and support parents to raise their children knowing, loving, and following Christ. We take seriously our responsibility to care for these kids and do everything in our power to keep them safe, supported, and pointed to Jesus. For more information, email our Kids' City Coordinator Danielle Melidona,

We use The Gospel Project curriculum, which is structured to follow the Bible book by book, tying each lesson back to the story of Christ. Typically each class hears the same lesson but at an age-appropriate level, so parents can continue to talk through the lesson as a family across age groups. 


  1. Service Times - We currently offer Kids' City at our 9:30a SERVICE ONLY
  2. Parking - We have limited parking in the Basement. You can access it via Hiatt Pl road (Behind DCUSA). Our signage should be visible to guide you.
  3. Metro - If you use the metro, we are half a block from the Columbia Heights metro station. 
  4. Check In - You will be expected to sign in your children into Kid's city by providing their names, birth dates and any allergies or special needs. You will also provide your details as a parent or guardian. 
    1. Once checked in, you will be issued a ticket that you will use to pick up your child at the end of the service.
  5. Classes -  The Kids' classes are divided according to the different ages.

    Baby/Child Dedication:

    We love celebrating the children at our church. Dedicating your baby/child allows The District Church community to pray with you, celebrate with you, and stand in commitment with parents/guardians as they choose to publicly commit their child to God.

    Child dedications are not baptism. It is a beautiful opportunity to express your desire to follow God and raise your child to love Jesus. Hannah dedicated Samuel to God in I Samuel; we follow in her footsteps as we go through this public declaration. Your child belongs to God, and you commit to teaching Biblical values to your family. It also allows the church family to be part of your child’s spiritual journey and development. If you are interested in having your child dedicated, email 

    Resources for Parents

    There is no one that has more influence in a child’s life than her or his parents/guardians. We believe parents/guardians are the primary spiritual influencers in their kids’ lives, and we are committed to partnering with parents and families.
    Below, you will find content and resources we hope will be useful in helping you lead your children in developing a personal relationship with God and a deepening understanding of their God-given purpose in life. 
    Please feel free to reach out for any specific recommendations.


    Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp
    Sacred Parenting: How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls  by Gary Thomas
    God Made Me and You: Celebrating God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity by Shai Linne
    The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

    Children's Events

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