Family Ministry

Families play a vital role in the faith development of their children. When parents bring their children to be baptized, they make promises to raise their children in the Christian faith and teach their children about the Christian faith. At Zion, we seek to help equip households to be the center of faith develop, to support and equip parents to fulfill the promises made at their children’s baptism, and to help create a safe and supportive community for our families.


Welcome to Zion CYF Ministries

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. – Matthew 28:19-20

The Gospel of Matthew ends with Jesus giving a command to his disciples and to us today known as the Great Commission. This Great Commission is the overarching mission and purpose of the church and every individual Christian faith community. The Great Commission is especially important to Children, Youth, and Family (CYF) Ministries as we seek to teach and model to our children and youth what it means to be a disciple.

As we move into fall and the 2018-2019 program year, we invite you to look through our website to see all that Zion CYF Ministries has to offer. If you have any questions about our CYF Ministries, feel free to contact a member of our Zion CYF Team.

We look forward to the coming year as we work together in making disciples of all nations!

God bless,

Pastor Mike Rueckert, Pastor for Children, Youth and Family

All Announcements for Children, Youth & Family

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Family Camp Returns!

Plans are in the making for a Zion Family Camp next summer! It will be August 11-15, 2019 at Camp House (managed by Green Lake Lutheran Ministries) in Brimson, MN which is near Two Harbors.

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Ultimate Lock-Out

Join us for an Ultimate Lock-Out for 6th-12th graders Jan. 25-26 at Shoreview Community Center. Friends are welcome!

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Boundary Waters Trip

Need a break from daily life? Want to experience God in the Wilderness? Come to the Boundary Waters July 11-16! Open for youth grades 8 and up! Interested in going? Register by Jan 31.

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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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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.

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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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