Children's Ministry

Welcome To The Children’s Ministry at Zion Lutheran Church.

Our heart’s desire is to introduce children to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the life changing power of his Gospel of grace. Jesus said, “Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14). We want to make disciples of children who are transformed by the Gospel and learning to serve Christ, others, and the world.

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Welcome to the Children’s Ministry Page!

Zion Kids Summer Camps Are BACK!

Are you Plum tired of winter? Orange you excited for summer? Well, we aren’t Lime when we say Zion’s Kids Camps will be Cherry Grape and the Apple of your eye! If you haven’t already figured it out, our Faith Focus for Summer 2019 is “Fruity Faith!” Beginning with Vacation Bible School, and continuing through all five camps, we will be learning all about the Fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control! (Galatians 5:22-23) Register by April 15 for early bird discounts! Register online by clicking on the Event Registration tab above or pick up a form at church. Invite a neighbor or friend! Questions? Contact Ann Campbell at: acampbell@zionanoka.org.

Fruity Faith VBS: Age 3-Grade 5 (Completed); 9 a.m.-noon, June 24-27
Green Lake Day Camp (At Zion) Age 4-Grade 5 (Completed); 9 a.m.-2 p.m., July 8-11
Sports Sampler Camp: 9-11:30 a.m. (Gr K-2); 12:30-3 p.m. (Gr. 3-5), July 15-18
NEW THIS SUMMER! Kids Care Camp: Ages 2-5 (pre-kindergarteners) and an adult caregiver; 9-11 a.m., July 23-25
Camp Create It: Grades K-5 (Completed); 9 a.m.-noon, July 29-Aug. 1

CrossWalk Wednesdays

CrossWalk Wednesdays is a weeknight ministry for families, children, youth and adults. CrossWalk is a place where kids, youth, adults and families intersect with a growing, healthy relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Activities are offered for kids age K-5, Confirmation for middle schoolers, SiCC Ministry for high school youth, and Adult Education.

For more information download the CrossWalk Kids Wednesdays Ministry Brochure.

Kid City Sunday School – A Place to SHINE!

Classes start September 16, 2018.

Kid City is Sunday school for kids, from Age 3-Grade 5! We meet during the school year from 10-10:50 a.m. At Kid City, we equip kids to learn about Jesus’ love and to share it, like the shining city on a hill described by Jesus!

Kid City is a welcoming place! Help us welcome your children by registering in advance either online by clicking on the above Event Registration button or in person at the front desk.

Kid City is a congregational effort! With each baptism, we promise to help parents raise their children in the Christian faith. How can you help? We need teachers, classroom assistants, supply organizers, musicians, greeters and registration volunteers. To help, contact Ann Campbell at 763-506-8119, acampbell@zionanoka.org.

For more information about Kid City Sunday School, please download the Kid City Sunday School Brochure or contact Ann Campbell at 763-506-8119, acampbell@zionanoka.org.

What’s a Faith Milestone?

In Biblical days, stones were placed along a road to help mark a journey. As families of faith, it’s important to mark our faith journey, too! We do this by naming important events in our faith journeys, equipping ourselves for those events, blessing the participants and giving a symbol of remembrance for future reflection!

At Zion we celebrate four Milestones every year:

FAITH MILESTONES

Holy Baptism

Commanded by Jesus, Holy Baptism is one of two Sacraments in the Lutheran Church. Through Baptism, we receive the gift of faith and the promise of God’s Spirit within us. A gift Bible and candle accompany baptisms.

Gift of Word

In addition to the infant/toddler Baptismal Bible, Zion provides a Story Bible to children at age 3, a full Bible at Grade 2, and a youth Bible
at Grade 6. Children and parents also receive instruction for using their Bibles in church and at home.

Holy Communion

Instituted by Jesus, Holy Communion is one of two Sacraments in the Lutheran Church. Through Communion, we receive the gift of God’s forgiveness and grace. We practice open age communion at Zion; whenever your child is ready
for communion they are welcome to the table.

Affirmation of Baptism

In Affirmation of Baptism, middle schoolers say “yes” to their baptism. They prepare in a three-year program called CrossWalkConfirmation, which features worship involvement, learning time, community involvement and service. Participants attend retreats in Grades 6 and 7, spend a week at Camp Wapo after Grade 8, and affirm their baptism in a service the fall of Grade 9.

Children’s Ministry Announcements

Walk Through Holy Week!

Walk Through Holy Week!

Bring your whole family to Walk Through Holy Week, a kid-friendly event featuring palm parading, foot washing, bread sharing, cave closing and rock rolling! BYO Basket for an Easter Egg Hunt!!

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Follow Pastor Bob!

Follow Pastor Bob!

Follow Pastor Bob as he visits The Holy Land and walks where Jesus walked! Starting April 1, check Zion’s Instagram account and/or Facebook page for updates on Pastor Bob’s travels.

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Little Steps. Big Faith!

Little Steps. Big Faith!

“Little Steps”, a new three-night series for young children and their parents/caregivers!  Kids (Birth-K) and parent/caregiver are invited to attend on 3-20, 4-10 & 5-15.

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Summer Intern Openings

Summer Intern Openings

Zion is selecting interns to assist with summer programming.  Applicants should be members of Zion who have completed 1+ years post high school education.

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Camp Wapo

Camp Wapo

Even though the March 15 registration deadline for a guaranteed Zion spot has passed, openings during Zion weeks may still be available. Contact Wapo directly www.campwapo.org.

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All Announcements for Children, Youth & Family

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Walk Through Holy Week!

Bring your whole family to Walk Through Holy Week, a kid-friendly event featuring palm parading, foot washing, bread sharing, cave closing and rock rolling! BYO Basket for an Easter Egg Hunt!!

read more

Follow Pastor Bob!

Follow Pastor Bob as he visits The Holy Land and walks where Jesus walked! Starting April 1, check Zion’s Instagram account and/or Facebook page for updates on Pastor Bob’s travels.

read more

Ultimate Lock-Out

Join us for an overnight Ultimate Lock-Out for 6th-12th graders March 29-30 from 9 p.m.-8:30 a.m. at the Shoreview Community Center with a pool/water park/gym. Friends are welcome!

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Little Steps. Big Faith!

“Little Steps”, a new three-night series for young children and their parents/caregivers!  Kids (Birth-K) and parent/caregiver are invited to attend on 3-20, 4-10 & 5-15.

read more

Summer Intern Openings

Zion is selecting interns to assist with summer programming.  Applicants should be members of Zion who have completed 1+ years post high school education.

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Family Camp Returns!

Join us for Zion Family Camp Aug 11-15 at Camp House (managed by Green Lake Lutheran Ministries) in Brimson, MN near Two Harbors.

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Camp Wapo

Even though the March 15 registration deadline for a guaranteed Zion spot has passed, openings during Zion weeks may still be available. Contact Wapo directly www.campwapo.org.

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CrossWalk Wednesdays!

CrossWalk Wednesdays offers activities for Kids Grades K-5, Confirmation Youth Grades 6-8, High School Youth Grades 9-12. Meal starts at 6:15 p.m. with programming beginning at 6:45 p.m.

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Frolic Play Group

Parents and little ones (birth-Kindergarten) are invited to the Frolic, a parent-child play group that meets Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Spark Park. Bible story and snack at 10 a.m.

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