Marriage & Family

Bayside's Marriage & Family Ministry exists to strengthen marriages, and encourage and equip parents with the tools to become intentional Christ-centered families. Our ministry offers pre-marital classes, marriage classes, marriage mentors, parenting classes and family resources.

Thank you for your interest in Bayside Midtown premarital counseling! Your counseling will begin in a group/class setting.

Sundays- September 20 – October 18, 2020 (5 Sundays total)
11:30am – 12:45pm
Online, via Zoom
75 per couple

Marriage is one of the most wonderful & significant decisions you will ever make.
God designed marriage for His glory and our good. Our goal through our premarital classes is to build healthy, happy marriages where each partner is loved, respected, heard, encouraged and blessed. We recognize good marriages don’t just happen, marriage works when both partners work at it intentionally. Open to couples considering marriage and those already engaged to be married.

Your premarital classes include:

  • 5 sessions held in a group/class setting. (Sundays)
  • Prepare/Enrich online assessment and profile
  • One on one meeting with Pastor &/or mentoring couple to discuss results

register and pay here

Note: Payment for the class is included at the end of the registration process. The $75 fee is per COUPLE, not per person. So only one of the two people in the couple needs to pay the $75 fee.

Questions? Contact

Our online Marriage Class is in a group setting with Pastor Rich Sherman and other Midtown Marriage Mentors. Each couple will have an individual session, engage in group discussion and be equipped + encouraged in this season for the health + growth of their relationship.

Tuesdays- September 22 – October 20, 2020 (5 Tuesdays total)
7pm – 8:15pm
Online, via Zoom

Marriage is one of the most wonderful & significant decisions you will ever make. It takes work, resets, renewal and equipping in different seasons to grow and sustain your relationship. That’s what this Marriage Enrichment class is all about, to encourage and equip you on the journey within the context of the season you find yourself in.


Questions? Contact

Date: Sunday. November 8th
Time: 4 pm – 5:30pm
Location: Bayside Midtown Church
Cost: Free
Sign Up HERE


Childhood trauma can take many forms and understanding and responding appropriately fosters healing and resilience in children. 

According to a recent study by the National Survey of Children’s Health, nearly half of the nation’s children have experienced one or more types of serious childhood trauma. As a result, parents and caregivers need to utilize new strategies to provide comprehensive care in a way that facilitates trust, builds connections, and allows children to thrive.

This 90-minute workshop, designed for parents, extended family members, church ministry staff and volunteers, covers the basic physiologic and behavioral responses to trauma as well as simple ways to help kids feel safe and succeed. This means YOU.
Complete with videos, detailed handouts, discussion & application time, attendees will walk away better equipped to meet the needs of children who have experienced past trauma.

Taught by:
Tiffany Loeffler – Executive Director of Defending the Cause Regional Alliance
Heidi White – Church Relations Director of Defending the Cause Regional Alliance

For questions please contact Heidi at

Sign Up Now!

The foster family meet up is a space for Midtown foster families to connect and build relationships. Join us for games, snacks and community time with other foster families!

Date: Saturday October 10th

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Land Park, Sacramento

Free, come join us!
Let us know you’re coming: HERE 

*Directions- Heading north or south on Riverside Blvd- turn on 12th Ave and look for GREEN balloons.