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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CrossWalk Wednesdays!

CrossWalk Wednesdays offers activities for Preschoolers, Kids Grades 1-5, Confirmation Youth Grades 6-8, High School Youth Grades 9-12. Programming begins Sept 26!

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Frolic Play Group

Parents and little ones (birth-Kindergarten) are invited to the Frolic program beginning Tuesday, Sept 18 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Spark Park. Bible story and snack at 10 a.m.

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MEA Getaway

Come to MEA Getaway at Camp Castaway October 18-21 and enjoy a fun, faith filled, engaging retreat with Pastor Jodi Houge from Humble Walk Church as our guest speaker.

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Living Water HS Group

Beginning Sun evenings in October, HS youth are invited to come to Living Water to discuss weekly topics and enjoy fellowship. Come at 5 p.m. and stay for The River service at 6 p.m.

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Bunker Hills Hayride

All 6th-12th graders and their friends are invited to a hayride on October 5, 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. at Bunker Park Stables! The cost for the event is $15 which covers the hayride, bonfire, and food expenses.

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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. It’s not too late to register online by clicking on the Event Registration tab or pick up a Children’s Ministry Brochure at the Welcome Center in the lower commons.

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Spark Story Bible Presentation

We will be presenting Spark Story Bibles to our Pre-K and K children during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Sept 30. To participate, a parent should attend our parent meeting at 10:15 a.m. that day.

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First Communion Class

A First Communion Class will be offered on Sunday, October 7 at 11 a.m. in the Theater. We practice open communion at Zion, so parents, if you feel your children are ready, please sign up.

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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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