The Youth House is the place Zion Youth calls home. In early 2009, the church parsonage was transformed into The Youth House, which is a place for the teens to hang out, have fun and to learn more about their faith and God.
With help from Zion’s endowment, The Youth House offers a variety of activities from video games to table games. It also has a prayer room, along with a large room for the teens to hang out in. The Youth House is where our Sunday school takes place, as does many other events. In addition to those events, the house is open for teens to come over and hang out throughout the week.
The Youth House is located at 36 North Second Street, right next door to Zion at the corner of Mechanic Street and Second Street. The best way to access it is through the back alley behind the church and the house.
Momentum has started! Momentum is a worship service focused for high school aged students. It takes place on Sunday nights in Zion’s sanctuary starting at 7 PM. Following the service each Sunday, there will be a time to hang out at The Youth House next door until 9 PM. Stop on by and invite your friends!
We are trying to get input and have conversations with all the parents that have kids attending Zion’s Sunday school program as we look to make some changes in the fall. Our hope is to have more interacting and equipping with parents- and to help faith formation be less of a church program and more of a lifestyle. Are some of you able to meet with us for lunch after church services in an upcoming week to talk this over? It would also be great if you filled out this survey and returned it to the office or emailed it to me firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE to download the survey for Sunday school.
Sunday School at Zion is from 9:50-10:35 AM on Sunday mornings. For the youth, we offer a class for 7th grade students, a class for 8th grade students, and a class for high school students.
The 7th and 8th grade classes are part of our Discipleship program which leads up to the Confirmation Service in May for the 8th grade students who have gone through the two years of Discipleship. These classes meet in the Sunday school rooms in the basement.
The high school class meets in The Youth House next door. We discuss topics that relate to our everyday lives, and talk about what the Bible says about those topics.
We want to equip and empower parents to connect what is happening at church to their lives at home, showing their children that faith is not just a “church thing,” but a relationship with God that involves everything we do, everywhere we go, every day of the week.
To help families to accomplish this, we have embraced the Faith 5 concept created by Faith Incubators. We encourage families to incorporate a 5-10 minute “family huddle” into their evening routine that includes these five simple faith acts:
This simple five-step process not only helps parents to maintain great relationships with their children, but also helps to ensure that they raise kids who turn out to be strong, thoughtful, empathetic, positive and caring Christians. Who wouldn’t want that?
Families interested in learning more about Faith 5 may contact Zion here.