Halogen (Student Ministry)

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Christians can often feel like outsiders because we are called to be different from the world. Even though we’re born to stand out, it can feel like we don’t fit in anywhere. The media, among other influences, can imply a false idea of Christianity that’s boring, un-loving and judgmental; that could make anyone reconsider faith. Halogen seeks to reveal the true call of Jesus by putting together opportunities where the youth are encouraged to be a light. Halogen provides events and services targeted to the youth in order to propose an alternative lifestyle than what is constantly seen in the world around us. These social and spiritual events offer a place to build godly friendships, a sense of belonging and connections with leaders who are encouraging kids in their daily lives as Christians to be the light of the world.

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Check out this snapshot video of our weeklong summer camp! This group is not waiting for a move of God, they are a move of God!

To receive text reminders and event updates, on your phone, just send the message @halogen to the number 81010 to get simple text reminders before events. If you have any questions about any of the following events, email Pastor Billy or call 248-391-6166.

Saturday, October 13th (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Nicklas Farm Cider & Donuts High School Hangout

Time: Meet at the Nicklas’ at 1:00PM; leave by 4:00 PM
Location: The Nicklas’ Farm (3287 W Brocker Rd • Metamora, MI 48455)
Need a ride? Talk to Pastor Billy and we can carpool from the church.
Details: We will be going through the farm, taking some super nice photos to add to your modeling portfolio, and eating donuts…which is cooler.

Friday, October 19th (4:00 PM) – Saturday, October 20th (11:00 PM)
Middle School Retreat
Location: Good News Camp
Cost: $65/person (only 40 spots available!)
Sign Up Location: All Halogen services and classes
Contact: Pastor Billy
Details: Halogen is throwing a middle school retreat! All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to an awesome weekend around the bonfire, including unforgettable services with friends and Halogen leaders. This overnight event is going to be awesome! The cost is $65 and covers everything you need. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up ASAP!

Halogen is working to help every kid find a place where they are contributing to the house of God. If your child is not able to attend one of the Sunday morning classes, there is still a place where they are wanted, and needed, within the church. Are they interested in the media arts, music, or in working with the children’s ministry or student ministry classes? If yes, please contact Pastor Billy at 248.391.6166. There is a place for them to grow at Mt. Zion!

10:30am – 12:00pm 6th Grade Pre-Understanding God Class
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Location: Meet in the Main Auditorium for praise and worship; dismiss before offering to Room 510
Class Description: In Pre-Understanding God, your student will learn why the people of the Bible matter. At this age, the students are becoming accountable to the good and bad consequences of their choices. This class allows them to discuss these themes, build a Christian perspective, develop connections with other like-minded peers, and learn how they can make choices, based on accounts of important people from the Bible.
Cost: $10.00 (includes: materials and graduation certificate)
Bring to Class: NKJV, NLT or NIV Bible; notebook and a pen

10:30am – 12:00pm 7th-8th Grade Understanding God Class
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Location: Meet in the Main Auditorium for praise and worship; dismiss before offering to Room 509
Description: In Understanding God, your student will learn what we as Christians actually believe. Things like baptism, communion, confirmation, anointing with oil, and spending eternity with the Lord. Students will have an opportunity to be baptized, confirmed into the faith, and receive their first communion. This class will answer questions about God, solidify their faith, and lay the foundation necessary for a healthy, vibrant Christian life.
Cost: $25.00 (includes: materials, graduation robe and certificate)
Bring to Class: NKJV, NLT or NIV Bible; Understanding God book (purchase at the bookstore); notebook and a pen

10:30am – 12:00pm 8th-9th Grade Applying Your Faith (for those who have completed Understanding God)
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Location: Meet in the Main Auditorium for praise and worship; dismiss before offering into separate guy/girl classrooms.
Description: In this class, your child will learn how what they believe actually affects their everyday life. Applying Your Faith is a curriculum taught mainly through small group activities and lessons that are gender-specific. Due to the smaller size of the groups, and the integration of adult service themes and ideas, your student will get a chance to learn how to be a part of the larger church as a whole, and realize how their faith equips them to be an integral part of the church.
Cost: $10.00
Bring to Class: NKJV, NLT or NIV Bible; notebook and a pen

10th-12th Grade
If you are in 10th to 12th grade, we encourage you to enjoy service with your entire family. If you would like to become more involved though, there are many needs. After the Understanding God Program, many students become vital in volunteering in the church and helping to make many of our ministry programs possible. If you would like more information on volunteering opportunities, please email your questions to billy@mtzion.org.

Sunday Morning (June 2019 – August 2019)

10:30am 6th-8th Grade Summer Class
Time: Class meets in section 310-312 in the Main Auditorium for praise and worship; we dismiss for class at approximately 11:00 AM
Location: Mt. Zion – Room 509
Instructor: Pastor Billy Foster

9th-12 Grade
If you are in 9th to 12th grade, we encourage you to enjoy service with your entire family. If you would like to become more involved though, there are many needs. After the Understanding God Program, many students become vital in volunteering in the church and helping to make many of our ministry programs possible. If you would like more information on volunteering opportunities, please email your questions to billy@mtzion.org.

Wednesday Evening

7:30pm 6th-12th Grade Holy Spirit Service (Auditorium B)

Teen Ministry/Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday Night Teen Outreach
Every Saturday night at the WCA for grades 6–9 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM for $5.
Come for the ½ church service at 6:00pm and get in for free.
Fully staffed activities available including: basketball, wallyball, dancing, video games, pool, ping pong, karaoke, and special events.

Drama Ministry
If you are interested in acting, we have the place for you! We are looking for actors on Sunday mornings at the 10:30am service. You can act and still attend the main service. Contact Clare Carnell at 248.391.6166–use your talents in God’s house to bless His people!

Jr. Leadership Program
The Jr. Leadership Program is available in the Children’s Ministry for students in 6th – 12th grade. If you are interested in ministering to children (tech booth, nursery room, helping in the kindergarten class or computer check in), please contact Billy or Vanessa Covarrubias at 248.391.6166. The time you spend volunteering counts towards community service hours. Use the gifts God has given you in His house! Hebrews 6:10 “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints and do minister….imitate those who, through faith and patience, inherit the promise.”

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