Welcome Youth!
If you are a student in 6th Grade through 12th Grade, we have growth opportunities for you. We offer weekly Bible study, confirmation, and a variety of events ranging from service projects, youth gatherings, lock-ins, spiritual retreats, mission trips and more. Our hope is that through these ministries you will connect with other youth while strengthening your relationship with God.
Jr. High 
Led by Don Hoffmann in Room 6
Sr. High
Led by Halle Randall or Chris Graves in Rooms 4-5
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Cross Explorations

Jr. High Youth, 6th through 8th Grade, will be studying Bible stories from the Old Testament in the first half of the year.  The series starts with the account of God creating the world and then the kids will continue to learn about Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Rachel and many more people in the Bible.  The second half of the year they will switch to the New Testament and learn many accounts from the life of Jesus.  
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Fruits of the Spirit

The High School Youth still study the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).  This is a study written by Halle Randall, our Bible class teacher!  When we have the Holy Spirit in our lives, our lives look different from everybody else’s.  Our lives bear fruit like God intended!  In this study, high schoolers will learn more about what a godly life really looks like.
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The News

There are many activities happening right now for youth of all ages. 
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What is confirmation?
Confirmation instruction is “confirming” one’s baptism vows. The goal is to help young people know what Christ has done for them through His death and resurrection and through their baptism. Students learn what it means to be a disciple or follower of Jesus, how we in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) understand the Bible, and how to apply God’s Word in daily life. Confirmation instruction is sometimes referred to as “catechism” or “catechesis”. The confirmation program at Zion is typically two years, but this can be adjusted as needed for each individual student. For example, if a student begins with the intention of completing the confirmation program in two years, but is not able to complete it in two years due to sports or other commitments, the confirmation timeframe may be lengthened.
Who is confirmation for?
The confirmation program is intended for baptized middle school youth. Normally, youth at Zion will receive confirmation instruction in 6th and 7th grades. If a youth is not baptized, he or she may join the class to learn more about the Christian faith. If at some point during the period of confirmation instruction the youth decides to be baptized, after the baptism, he or she will continue with the confirmation program until it is completed and will then participate in the Rite of Confirmation. Middle school youth who have been confirmed in another Christian denomination will need to take confirmation instruction at Zion prior to joining the church. Youth who were confirmed in another LCMS congregation that confirms students earlier than Zion will need to talk to Zion’s Confirmation Coordinator and may need to re-take confirmation instruction. If a youth has already had some confirmation instruction at another LCMS church, his/her parents should talk with Zion’s Confirmation Coordinator to discuss what instruction has been received and what is still needed to be able to complete his/her confirmation instruction.

Zion’s Youth Ministry Team

Our team consists of both adult and youth volunteers and staff. Together they plan events and activities for our youth.