Youth Ministry at Zion


Zion Youth exists to impact students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit that they may come to know Him as their Savior and follow Him as Lord in the ministry and fellowship of His church.

Building relationships with students
Zion Youth is about building relationships with students in Waterville and in the Anthony Wayne area. We are a ministry who loves Jesus and loves teenagers. We seek to build authentic friendships with students and point those teenagers to a personal friendship with God, for whom they were created to have a friendship with from the very beginning of time.

In a fragmented culture, Zion Youth is committed to reaching into the lives of teenagers, going into their world, and showing them a God who offers them hope and a purpose.

Do you have questions about the youth ministry at Zion? Please feel free to contact the church office at 419-878-0266.


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


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:

  1. Share highs and lows of the day. (One of each per person)
  2. Read a daily Bible verse. (We recommend using
  3. Talk about how the daily Bible verse relates to your life.
  4. Pray for each other’s highs and lows and then offer any
    other prayers as desired.
  5. Bless each other. (Make a cross on your forehead, say God bless
    you, Jesus loves you, or come up with your own blessings to use)

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.