Welcome to Middle School Ministry!

The mission of Zion’s Middle School Ministry is to empower, encourage, and prepare youth for a deep life of faith and active engagement in the Body of Christ.

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.

Zion Confirmation

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 God.

Confirmation is grounded in the basics: weekly worship, worship involvement, weekly learning on Wednesday evenings, faith growth, and community 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 before participating in the Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation) Service the fall of their 9th grade year.

Registration Now Open!

The registration for confirmation is now open. Use the link below to register:

Registration for Zion Confirmation, 2021-2022

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Wednesday Night Schedule

Please note that after-school will only be offered if our Covid guidelines allow dinner to be served.

  • After School: 3:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:40-5:40 p.m.
  • Youth Choir: 5:10-5:50 p.m.
  • Confirmation: 6:00-7:10 p.m.

Youth Choir

Youth Choir is available as an option for youth grades 6-12 as an awesome opportunity to share your love and talent with the congregational community. Youth choir meets Wednesday nights from 5:10 – 5:50 p.m. and will begin to meet mid-October.

For more information about Middle School Ministry at Zion contact Pastor Mike Rueckert at: mrueckert@zionanoka.org.

Dinner (Subject to COVID-19 Guidelines) 

A dinner is available for all members of the family served from 5pm-5:50pm on the Wednesday nights of programming. In keeping with our child safety policies, children birth to 5th grade will need to be accompanied by an adult. There are 3 ways to pay for the dinner:
At the door = $5 per person, $3 kids ages 3-5, free under 3
10 Meal Punch Card (6th-8th graders only) = $40
30 Meal Family Punch Card = $120 (4 punch household max).
Punch cards can be purchased online at any point in the year. Contact Pastor Mike or the church office for more information.
Note: Zion’s current COVID guidelines do not allow for serving food. We plan to add the dinner to our Wednesday night programming as soon as Zion resumes serving meals.
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Make sure to check out our Middle School Ministry blog for news and announcements about upcoming events and opportunities!

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Announcements for Middle School Ministry, and Children, Youth & Family

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Kid City & Tot Town J-Term

Kid City & Tot Town J-Term

For the next few weeks Kid City and Tot Town are going virtual with “J-Term”. Each Sunday at 10 a.m. via Zoom we will gather for Bible stories, games and challenges. Watch your email for details.

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Family Feud & Silent Auction

Family Feud & Silent Auction

Join us on Feb 13 for Family Feud (1-3 p.m.) and Silent Auction (9 a.m.-3 p.m.). The event will be put on by Zion Youth to help raise money for summer youth trips to Colorado and Duluth!

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Kid City Sunday School

Kid City Sunday School

Kid City Sunday School (In-person & Online) is a place where kids age 3 through Gr. 5 learn about Jesus, grow in faith, pray and celebrate! Kid City meets during the school year from 10-10:50 a.m. Register now!

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Tot Town Sunday School

Tot Town Sunday School

Tot Town Sunday School is for children ages 0-2 plus their grown-ups! Join us for Bible stories, songs, and a chance to connect with other Zion families. Sundays in Spark Park from 10:30-10:50 a.m.

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Zion Kids Video

Zion Kids Video

Last December Zion Kids created a Christmas “program” video entitled “Miracle in the Manger”. Read on for more info and to watch this inspiring video or share it with your friends!

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