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.
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.