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    Program Information

  • Full Strength Children’s Ministry Staff

    CFM Staff 2018Throughout 2018 we have been working on a restructuring of the CHildren’s ministry staffing model and we are excited to announce the restructuring is complete and the hiring is done. As talked about in the July newsletter, we now have a team of four (plus Pastor Suzi) for the CFM staff. Kristin Lotthammer will be continuing on the CFM team and stepping into the new role of Sunday school Coordinator. She will be the official lead for all things Sunday school, ... more
  • Together: Created for Community

    camp wapo 2018Oh what a time we had at Camp Wapo and Ox Lake this year! Over 180 campers and Zion staff spent a week, weekend, or day at camp this year. This is our biggest numbers to date! We also learned from the director that Zion sent the most campers from any one church this summer; now that is a title I am excited to hold! Our youngest campers came to Camp Wapo just for the day. These K-1st graders experienced the joy ... more
  • Houston, We Had a Gathering

    ELCA Youth Gathering 2018So maybe our gathering was a little different than the Apollo 13 mission, but I would venture to say it may have involved the same number of staff members and volunteers to get this mission off the ground. Here is a quick recap of the Zion’s involvement in this major undertaking. Date: June 23 to July 2. Participants: 17 youth. 5 adults. Kansas City Mission Accomplished: Sleep. Worship. In Kansas City, KS we stayed the night at Bridge of Hope Community Church. Here we ... more

Grade 6-12

Confirmation (grade 6-8)
UpGrade Youth Group (grade 6-8)
Class Ring Handbells (grade 6-8)
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)


Kristin Lotthammer
(Sunday school)

Pastor Suzi Orlopp
(grade 6-12)