Children's

Ministry

An Introduction

to God

We believe in building a relationship between the families and a foundation in the church with a fun and safe introduction to God.

"Faith can be understood as a profound sense of trust in God. To have faith in God is to trust that God will keep God's promises to us. When parents keep faith with their babies by giving them the loving care they need, they are sowing the seeds of faith that we pray will produce fruit as children grow." - Diane Hymans, Ed.D.

 

Zion 

Sprouts

Zion Sprouts: For 0-3 years old, it is a music based gathering with stories and activities that meets every third Sunday.

The purpose of this ministry is to provide families an opportunity to grow together in faith and develop enduring, inspiring relationships with their church family.

Zion 

Juniors

Explore

Our worship education ministry for ages 4 (preschool) through 5th Grade. Children depart with adult and youth leaders to engage in fun, interactive, Christian learning activities. and return later in the service

Zion Juniors Choir

Open to all children starting in kindergarten. The choir presents a yearly Christmas musical along with offerings during a few services at other times during the school year and other ministries outside of the church.

 

The choir is very active, with singing, dancing, instruments and other fun ways to worship! Members are welcome from all over the community, regardless of church affiliation.

Youth

Ministry

Preparing Future

Leaders

Zion's youth ministry guides and supports our young ones as they navigate their development and seek to grow in their walk with Christ.

 

Serving young people cannot only prepare them to become future leaders, but also allow them to contribute to the church and spread the massage of unconditional love with others
 

 

ACT! Active
Christian Teens

Formerly known as Zion Luther League, this ministry that provides Christ-centered social and educational experiences for our teens, as well as other teens in the surrounding communities. 

 

With fun activities like laser tag, bowling, and more, students have time to commune in the Fellowship of each other.

Confirmation

Four of Zion’s teens are participating in regular catechism classes with Pastor Bode to prepare for confirmation. They generally meet once or twice a month for three-hour blocks on Sunday afternoons or evenings. 

 

The teens have shared a lot of positive feedback about these sessions and are looking forward to Pentecost on May 31, when they will be confirmed. 

Jr. Explorer

Assistants 

Teens participate in a regular, rotating schedule to serve as assistants to the teachers of Zion Juniors Explore. 

 

The teens leave with the children and teachers after “the Box” to assist with whatever lesson is planned for the day, in whatever way is helpful to the teacher.  

Acolytes

Zion has five active middle and high school aged youth who come to church on a regular basis. 

 

All five of these teens are participating in a regular, rotating acolyte schedule.  They come to church early on the days they are assigned to light the candles, carry in the cross, identify assistants for communion, etc.

Zion Lutheran Church

143 Albany Street, Ferndale, MI 48220-1835
fernzionoffice@gmail.com Tel:  248-398-5510

© 2014 by Zion Lutheran Church of Ferndale