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!

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.

Children’s Ministry Announcements

CrossWalk Wednesdays!

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

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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Kid City Sunday School

Kid City Sunday School

Kid City classes are Sundays at 10 a.m. Register throughout the year online by clicking on the Event Registration tab or pick up a Children’s Ministry Brochure located in the lower commons area.

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Family Faith Focus

Family Faith Focus

Zion partners with parents as they raise their children in the Christian faith! In addition to our Faith Milestones, we offer Family Faith Focus, a rotation of learning opportunities for children and families.

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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.

All Announcements for Children, Youth & Family

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Feed My Starving Children Event

Zion is packing meals at FMSC on December 8 in Coon Rapids. This event is open to youth in 6th-8th grades. Friends and family members (5 years of age and older) are also welcome.

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High School Lock-In

All 9th-12th graders are invited to our annual Christmas Lock-In! Wear your favorite Ugly Christmas Sweater, bring a white elephant gift, and come help serve the community this holiday season!

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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.

read more

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.

read more

SiCC Leadership Program

SiCC, a leadership program at Zion, is aimed at empowering students to be servant leaders in the community! Interested in SiCC? Pick up an application at the front desk or the CYF office!

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Kid City Sunday School

Kid City classes are Sundays at 10 a.m. Register throughout the year online by clicking on the Event Registration tab or pick up a Children’s Ministry Brochure located in the lower commons area.

read more

Family Faith Focus

Zion partners with parents as they raise their children in the Christian faith! In addition to our Faith Milestones, we offer Family Faith Focus, a rotation of learning opportunities for children and families.

read more