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 global 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 get into fall and our CYF ministries begin for the 2017-2018 programmatic 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 a new programmatic year as we work together in making disciples of all nations!
Pastor Mike Rueckert, Pastor of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
Throughout the year, Zion plans events for our families to play together, learn together, and build community together. Keep an eye on our website, E-Update, Life Together, and our CYF Newsletter for more information about these events. The following events are in the midst of being planned for the 2017-2018 school year.
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 – Fall Festival
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 – Advent Fair/Birthday Party for Jesus
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 – Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday Celebration
TBD – Easter Egg Hunt
Time to Frolic and play! Frolic is an early childhood ministry for children ages birth-5 and their caregivers. It is designed to strengthen parent-child relationships, support faith formation, and build community among parents.
Frolic meets every Tuesday from 9:30am-11:30am starting October 3rd, 2017!
All Announcements for Children, Youth & Family
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Pack Meals for Feed My Starving Children. We have a block of 60 spots reserved to pack meals with Feed My Starving Children at their Coon Rapids location on Friday, October 27 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This packing event is open to 6th-8th graders in Confirmation as a way...read more
Family Fall Festival Invitation. Tuesday, October 24 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm | Zion Attention young families! You are invited to a Fall Festival on Tuesday, October 24 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. There will be a pancake dinner, crafts, games and pumpkin themed treats. Costumes are...read more
We practice open age communion at Zion; whenever your child is ready for communion they are welcome to the table. A First Communion class will be offered October 22 and participating children will receive their First Communion on October 28 or 29. Click here to register now!read more
Wednesday, October 18, Departs Zion at 1:15 p.m. For any high school student grades 10-12. You are welcome to join us on an overnight tour to Augsburg College! Contact Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information....read more
Sunday, October 22 | Lower Commons | To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Zion invites you to explore how the Reformation continues to impact the church in the writing and teachings of Martin Luther. Books will be on display in the lower commons....read more
Calling all Zion Kids! Join us for Kid City Sunday School from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings. For more information on Kid City, pick up an information and registration brochure at the front desk. For questions, or to volunteer, contact Jocelyn Horazdovsky...read more
Zion Pre-K has been awarded the 4 Star rating, the highest possible rating by Parent Aware. Parent Aware is a program through the MN Department of Human Services. By achieving the 4 Star rating, Zion Pre-K has shown that their program is committed to school readiness...read more
Led by Pastor Connie, Sticky Faith is a five-session, video-based study that presents powerful strategies and practical ideas which enable parents to impart a deep and lasting faith in their children. Whether you have a toddler or a college-age student, this...read more
Time to Frolic and play! Frolic is an early childhood ministry for children ages birth-5 and their caregivers. It is designed to strengthen parent-child relationships, support faith formation, and build community among parents. Frolic meets every Tuesday from...read more
Throughout the year, Zion plans events for our families to play together, learn together, and build community together. Keep an eye on our website, E-Update, Life Together, and our CYF Newsletter for more information about these events. The following events are in the...read more