Middle School MinistryWelcome to the Middle School Ministry at Zion Lutheran Church.
CrossWalk Wednesdays is a weeknight ministry for families, children, youth and adults. CrossWalk is a place where kids, youth, adults and families intersect with a growing, healthy relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Activities are offered for kids age 3-K, kids Grades 1-5, Confirmation for middle schoolers, Peer Ministry for high school youth, and Adult Education.
CrossWalk Middle School Ministry
The mission of CrossWalk Middle School Ministry is to empower, encourage, and prepare you and your child for a deep life of faith and active engagement in Zion Lutheran Church. Support and accountability are provided in this partnership, with shared expectations for Sunday worship, Wednesday night learning and small group, and fellowship gatherings. Youth will have the opportunity to explore the
Christian faith, ask tough questions, and see what it means to be a part of a faith community as preparation for their Affirmation of Baptism service.
Wednesdays 6:15-7:45 pm
Confirmation is an important milestone in your son or daughter’s faith journey that began at their baptism. It is our joy to partner with you in helping you fulfill the promises you made at baptism and help your child grow in their relationship with Jesus. The three years spent in confirmation classes are intended to continue the exploration of faith and the church so that students can make their affirmation of baptism in a statement of faith in the hope and trust that God will continue to lead and guide them in all the aspects of their lives now and in the future.
CrossWalk Confirmation is grounded in the basics: weekly worship, worship involvement, weekly learning on Wednesday evenings, faith growth, and community and service. In addition, students are expected to attend a retreat in their 6th and 7th grade years and spend a week at Camp Wapo in June after their 8th grade year, and finally, participate in the Rite of Confirmation the Fall of their 9th grade year.
Weekly worship as a family is essential so that youth understand that their participation and involvement is vital to our whole faith community. Youth gain a better understanding of why we worship and conversations are sparked. Youth complete 16 worship notes throughout the year and are involved in worship leadership (as greeters, reader, acolyte, usher, or singing in the choir) during the year.
Middle School Faith Exploration: Sunday Mornings 10:00 am
In addition to CrossWalk Wednesday confirmation classes, middle school youth are invited to attend Middle School Faith Exploration on Sunday mornings during our Sunday school hour. During this time, we will dive deeper into how faith and daily life meet. We will explore tough faith & life questions, have some fun, and explore what a life of faith looks like.
For more information about Middle School Ministry at Zion download the Middle School Ministry Brochure by clicking on the link below or contact or contact Pastor Mike Rueckert at email@example.com.
Middle School Ministry Announcements
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