Adventures in Christian Living (click for more info)
"Adventures in Christian Living" or "ACL" is a fun, family-centered group that meets monthly throughout the school year. The goal of Adventures in Christian Living is to share the love of Jesus with children, thereby teaching children how to serve their Savior, their church, their families, and their community. Through a variety of events and activities children are taught love for God, respect for his creation, skills for daily life, leadership principles, and more. The Adventures in Christian Living group usually meets monthly on Thursday evenings (with dinner provided) or Sunday afternoons. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to join us, but the activities are usually designed for preschool- to elementary school-age children.
Crossbridge - Teen Ministry
All teenagers, grade 7 through high school, are invited to join us as they travel over the bridge from child of Christ to adult witness of our wonderful God. Crossbridge youth group connects teenagers to each other, to WELS members, and to God. Crossbridge equips teens to grow in their faith, teaches them to offer themselves in service to God and enjoy their ministry in the church, and helps them to care for one another. Crossbridge meets monthly; check the church calendar for the next Crossbridge activity.
Come to Zion on any given Sunday and you may hear a child whisper to his parents, "Is it doughnut day today?" The second Sunday of each month between services we provide doughnuts and beverages in our gathering space. Plan to stay a few extra minutes after the early worship service--or come a few minutes early before Sunday School and Adult Bible Class--to enjoy some good food and conversation. This is a time where we can catch up on what's going on in each other's lives, and it is a favorite of children and adults alike.
Family Bible Nights (click for more info)
Zion's "Family Bible Nights" take place occasionally throughout the year, and they are really a family-inclusive version of the traditional Vacation Bible School. The format may change somewhat from year to year, but our Family Bible Nights typically include fun, interactive Bible lessons for the kids and informative, helpful presentations for the parents.
Little Wonders Nursery
Little Wonders Nursery is open on Sundays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. during the regular school year. Located near the fellowship hall downstairs, Little Wonders Nursery is designed for children ages 0 through 3 whose parents/caregivers are attending Sunday Morning Bible Class. The nursery is staffed by two volunteers each week. It allows the children to play with age-appropriate toys and activities while giving the parents the opportunity to focus on Bible study.
Moms/Caregivers and Kids Group
Our Moms/Caregivers and Kids group meets the first Monday of each month (unless otherwise posted) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at a member's home. The goal for this program is to provide a relaxed, comfortable environment for moms or caregivers and their children to gather around God's Word together. A short Bible story is shared with the children, followed by a devotion and discussion for the adults. This is a time for caregivers to encourage and equip one another as they take on the important task of raising young children in a God-pleasing way.