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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Global Health Ministries Event

Confirmation youth and their families and friends are invited to volunteer at Global Health Ministries on Tuesday, April 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. to help prepare medical supplies for shipment overseas.

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Burrito Sunday!

Enjoy a delicious breakfast burrito on Cinco de Mayo and support the youth attending the trips to Nicaragua and the Boundary Waters! Burritos will be available for sale on May 5 from 9 to 11 a.m.

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Baptism Class

Our next baptism class will be held on Sunday, May 5 at 10 a.m. in the Library. To sign up for the class contact Kristine at

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Little Steps. Big Faith!

“Little Steps”, a new series for young children and their parents and caregivers!  Kids (Birth-K) and parents and/or caregivers are invited to attend on May 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Spark Park.

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Family Camp Returns!

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

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Camp Wapo Information

Even though the March 15 registration deadline for a guaranteed Zion spot has passed, openings during Zion weeks may still be available. Find out about Zion Scholarship and bus information.

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CrossWalk Wednesdays!

CrossWalk Wednesdays offers activities for Kids Gr K-5, Confirmation Youth Gr 6-8, High School Youth Gr 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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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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