Youth Christian Education

 

2016 ConfirmationFrom September through May, there are a variety of Christian Education classes available for our youth.
 
Confirmation Ministry
Grades 7 and 8 are involved in the Confirmation Ministry of the church as they prepare to profess their faith in Christ and assume responsibilities in the life of the church. The classes include discussion and activities that help them to grow in faith and life. Service to the community is a vital part of these years of learning. A Confirmation Ministry Task Force comprised of a couple parents, a representative of the Confirmation Mentors, and youth help to design the program each year.
 
High School Class
Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to participate the high school class in our Youth Room.   Each week the youth engage in Bible Study, contemporary and other issues.  Several of the high school students also serve as assistants in the other Sunday School classes.  In addition, the high school youth participate in the worship life of the church as lectors, crucifers, acolytes, and ushers, and take active leadership role in Vacation Bible School and in the church's Easter Egg Hunt..
 
Bible Bowl Team
Harrold Zion participates in our synod's Bible Bowl each winter.   Our church's team usually consists of 10 to 12 youth in grades 7-12 as they study an assigned book of the Bible and then compete again teams from other churches.  Our team is coached by the pastor and a lay member of the church.
 
Summer Camp
During the summer months, many children and youth from Harrold Zion will spend a week of church camping at either Camp Lutherlyn or Camp Sequanota.  Younger children will spend three days to gain the experience of the joys of church camping.  The church assists in the funding for each camper from Harrold Zion.