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
Family Events at Zion
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
Frolic Parent-Child Play Group
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.
All Announcements for Children, Youth & Family
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Zion Second Graders will be presented with Bibles during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, January 14.read more
What is the National Youth Gathering? What is the purpose of it? These are common questions.read more
Join us for Kid City Sunday School from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Registration brochures are available at the front desk.read more
Zion Pre-K has been awarded the 4 Star rating. Parent Aware is a program through the MN Department of Human Services.read more
Time to Frolic and play! Frolic is an early childhood ministry for children ages birth-5 and their caregivers. It is designed…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…read more