Children's and Youth Ministries"Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me." -Jesus
A variety of ministries allow our youth to experience and share God’s love.
Children’s Spark Ministry
Spark is for children in Kindergarten through Fourth grade. Together they meet on the third Friday of every month starting in October and running through May. The program begins at 6:00 pm with simple activities to introduce the night’s theme. After an opening lesson the groups continue with the planned activity for the night. We finish the program at 7:30 with a light snack we enjoy together. Each year focuses on a different theme. Plan now to have your child participate in a unique program where they will discover what it means to let their light shine for God.
Refuel is a small group devotional community for high school students. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30pm in the Youth Room (room 7) to connect through fun, snacks and discussion. Newcomers are always welcome! (Grades 9-12) If there is no school on a Wednesday then there won’t be Refuel that evening. News & updates can be found on our Facebook page (look for our Zion Lutheran Youth Ministry Group.)
Ignite is a once a month activity night for 5th through 8th grade students. We play games, eat dinner and share devotions with one another. Ignite usually occurs on the second Friday of the month from 6pm to 9pm.
The youth ministry at Zion is committed to serving others. We see service in Jesus’ name as not only a fulfillment of Zion’s mission statement to “Love God and Our Neighbors” but because we recognize how important it is to impact the world with our faith. Check this page and the newsletter (link to the right) for service dates.
Confirmation Classes are for 8th & 9th graders to help prepare them for life as an adult disciple of the church. Classes start with a large group lesson taught by Pastor Randy or another adult leader. Then the class breaks up into small groups led by volunteers who encourage discussion and deeper understanding of the large group lesson. Speak with Kurt or Pastor Randy about joining Confirmation. Classes are held on Sunday evenings twice a month. Dates are on the calendar/newsletter link to the right.
We are actively helping to serve others! We coordinate Local, National and International Mission Trips, and we partner with other organizations who do the same! Dates, ages and locations tend to change with each offering, but we have served in Buffalo, NY, Chicago, IL, Slidell, LA, Haiti and Belize.