Today, I invite you to explore the page, to encounter Jesus Christ's love and grace, to experience life-long tools for Christian discipleship, to fellowship with friends and to participate in missions occasions through the FMZBC Youth Ministry. I pray that the this site provides spiritually useful information, and ways for you to connect with and join us. Reach out to us. Send a note about your joys, concerns and progress. We are here to support you.
To be a unique fellowship of students, parents, and teachers committed to allowing Christ to change our lives.
To provide programs and ministry opportunities that enhance spiritual growth; teach youth how to build healthy relationships; assess spiritual giftedness; and empower youth to impact the kingdom.
Youth participation in FMZBC ministries is by students who are in grades 6 through 12.
The Youth Book Club is a monthly activity that provides a safe environment where youth are comfortable to share the realities of what is occurring in their life and with their friends through discussing the reading assignment from the current book selection. This program has been established to positively influence youth through biblical principles and academically. In each session, the youth are divided into groups according to their grade level. Each group is lead into discussion by an adult group leader. The Youth Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8 pm.
Opportunities to Serve in the FMZBC Youth Ministry
The Youth Ministry affords members of FMZBC’s congregation opportunities to serve in many ways. We currently have Youth Ministry Servants who serve in the ways listed below. If you are interested in serving our youth and being a positive influence in the lives of our youth, please contact Rev. John C. McNeill, Jr; Youth Minister, at the church office at (703) 670-0184.
- Youth Book Club Group Leader – Responsible for reading the assigned reading prior to the book club session in order to lead the youth in discussion. Discussion questions will be provided for each session.
- Youth Bible Study Room Monitor – Room monitors are responsible for monitoring the youth during the Youth Bible Study hour to ensure that youth abide by the rules while the teacher is teaching, as well as being accountable for the whereabouts of youth during the Bible Study hour. Youth Bible Study Room Monitors serve once or more a month.
- First Friday Servants – Servants are responsible for fellowshipping with youth, as well as monitoring youth at planned events. Servants are also welcome to assist with planning for events held during this time.
- Youth Prayer Team Member – Servants on this team are responsible for praying for specific requests and for the Youth Ministry on a regular basis.
Servants also serve on committees for special events. (Youth Explosion, Youth Prayer Dinner, etc.) and as a chaperones or drivers for offsite Youth Ministry events.
- Academic Education Ministry
- Children’s Ministry
- FMZ Dance Ministries
- Jewels of Praise – ages 5-12
- FMZ Step Team “Thundrin’ Praise”
- Jewels Choir – ages 5-12
- Mime Ministry ages 16 & older
- Step Team “Thundrin’ Praise”
- Sunday School (Pre K-12)
- Usher Ministry
- Vacation Bible School (Pre K -12)
- Voices of Zion Choir – ages 12-24
- Youth Musician’s Guild – ages 12-2