YOUTH MINISTRY

We love teenagers (and their families) and all the unique gifts, energy, and perspectives they bring to our church family at Zumbro! Our youth ministry provides experiences and spaces for our middle and high school youth to lead and play in all areas of the church, to explore their journey with Jesus by asking big questions about God, faith, and the world, and to serve our neighbors (near and far) in a safe, welcoming, and caring community.
Jen Gruendler

Youth and Young Adult Minister

HIGH SCHOOL (9TH-12TH)

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MIDDLE SCHOOL (6TH-8TH)

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CONFIRMATION (7TH-9TH)

Our Confirmation Ministry is for our 7, 8, and 9-grade youth and their families. This 3-year program explores what it means to follow Jesus and practice our faith in our everyday lives. This is accomplished by exploring the biblical narrative, experimenting with a variety of faith practices, wrestling with topics that matter to youth, and engaging them and their families in the life and community of Zumbro. The journey culminates with a rite of Confirmation (and Affirmation of Baptism) typically in the spring of their 9-grade year.

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NEXT STEPS

We recommend three things if your hope is to become connected:

  • Worship: Come as you are and worship with us on Sundays or Wednesdays! Wear your jeans or sweats or fancy clothes-whatever you’re comfortable in! Ask questions! Bring friends! Sing along! Your whole self is invited to join us around the table and experience God’s grace and love with us!
  • Connect: We don’t walk the journey of faith alone. Sign up for the weekly youth ministry newsletter. Introduce yourself to Jen. Sign up for an event or small group or mission experience. We can’t wait to get to know our teenagers and connect them with them to their peers, our community and caring adults whom will journey aside them.
  • Serve: We’re called to love God and love our neighbors near and far. Sign up for one of our youth mission experiences or trips.
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