Youth & Children

Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as theseMatthew 19:14

Birth-Grade 5 Calendar Grade 6-12 Calendar Ministry Links

  • Bringing It All Together

    Bringing it allEvery once in a while, everything just comes together. We recently visited the Grand Canyon as a family, where it was 40 degrees and windy (and still unbelievably crowded). I brought my camera along, as one should do when visiting one of the natural wonders of the world, but I knew that it was much less than ideal shooting conditions. Too many people, totally overcast, that time of year when everything is basically some shade of brown or gray, but I ... more
  • Tipping the Triangle

    Tipping the TriangleThe Youth Ministry Task Force continues to work behind the scenes in planning for staffing Zion’s youth ministry. One primary conclusion of the task force is that Zion needs to move from a “for us” to a “lead us” approach to youth ministry. Many congregations and youth directors default to the idea of “hiring someone to do youth ministry for us.” We would like to change that approach to “we will hire someone who will lead us to do youth ministry.” ... more
  • Top 10 Things We’ve Learned …

    UpGrade… About Middle Schoolers They want to be respected as people. They are coming into their own, and they want to be able to have their own opinions and ideas. They want to be heard and validated. They are incredibly bright and like when we ask them questions. At their young age, they are beginners at most things. Therefore, they feel a huge sense of pride when their expertise is requested. They will do almost anything as long as their friends are doing it. Studies ... more

Grade 6-12

Confirmation (grade 6-8)
UpGrade Youth Group (grade 6-8)
Class Ring Handbells (grade 6-8)
Graceland Youth Group (grade 9-12)
Youth Choir (grade 6-12)
Friday Breakfast Crew (grade 9 and up)
TIM Team

Youth Ministry Calendar
Middle School Facebook Page
High School Facebook Page

Graduate Update


Vacation Bible School (age 3-grade 4)
Zion Day Camp (age 5-grade 5)
Bible Camp at Wapo (grade 2-12)
Summer Stretch (grade 4-8)
Soul Sisterhood (grade 1-5)


Kirsten Kelly
(birth-grade 5)

Cory Ramel
(grade 6-12)

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