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 towards spring, 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 months ahead 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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Walk Through Holy Week!

Bring your whole family to Walk Through Holy Week, a kid-friendly event featuring palm parading, foot washing, bread sharing, cave closing and rock rolling! BYO Basket for an Easter Egg Hunt!!

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Follow Pastor Bob!

Follow Pastor Bob as he visits The Holy Land and walks where Jesus walked! Starting April 1, check Zion’s Instagram account and/or Facebook page for updates on Pastor Bob’s travels.

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Ultimate Lock-Out

Join us for an overnight Ultimate Lock-Out for 6th-12th graders March 29-30 from 9 p.m.-8:30 a.m. at the Shoreview Community Center with a pool/water park/gym. Friends are welcome!

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Little Steps. Big Faith!

“Little Steps”, a new three-night series for young children and their parents/caregivers!  Kids (Birth-K) and parent/caregiver are invited to attend on 3-20, 4-10 & 5-15.

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Summer Intern Openings

Zion is selecting interns to assist with summer programming.  Applicants should be members of Zion who have completed 1+ years post high school education.

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Family Camp Returns!

Join us for Zion Family Camp Aug 11-15 at Camp House (managed by Green Lake Lutheran Ministries) in Brimson, MN near Two Harbors.

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Camp Wapo

Even though the March 15 registration deadline for a guaranteed Zion spot has passed, openings during Zion weeks may still be available. Contact Wapo directly

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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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