Youth Ministry

Welcome to the online world of Zion’s Student Ministry for junior high, senior high, and college students. Our Mission is “To create an environment where youth are encouraged to grow in relationships with our Triune God and with others and learn to spread the love of Christ.” Simply put, we want To CONNECT; To GROW; To SERVE, all in the name of Jesus Christ. And we have a great time doing that!

For more information, contact Directors of Youth Ministry.


Confirmation is a 3.5 year ministry that teaches students the basics of our Lutheran faith as found in Luther’s Small Catechism. Traditionally students begin confirmation in 6th grade and are confirmed the fall of their 9th grade year. 6th grade students take part in Early Communion classes to prepare them to take their 1st Communion during Holy Week, on Maundy Thursday. Each week of the confirmation year, an interactive Large Group class is led by Pastor Neal followed with small group time for a more relational, discussion time.

Youth Ministry for Jr. and Sr. High Students

Jr. High programs / events are for students in grades 6-8 while Sr. High events are for students in grades 9-12. Jr. High Ministry includes Sunday JAM (Jesus and Me) time, Wednesday Confirmation instruction, and a monthly service project and/or a fun activity. Sr. High Ministry includes Sunday and Wednesday JAM (Jesus and Me), a monthly service project and/or a fun activity, and an annual big event – either to the National LCMS Youth Gathering or a Mission Trip.