Prior to the teaching portion of the corporate worship service, students in grades 6-8 gather in the Youth Wing for food, fellowship and Bible teaching. We teach a three-year rotating curriculum that includes:
- Creation & The Fall - We study the origin of the earth and students construct the Perfect City to creatively simulate the Fall of mankind.
- Revelation and What's the Difference - We study the essentials of Christian faith and explain the differences between other world religions. Then we recreate elements of the Second Coming and study the book of Revelation.
- Seven Checkpoints & Apologetics - Checkpoints include Authentic Faith, Spiritual Disciplines, Moral Boundaries, Healthy Friendships, Wise Choices, Ultimate Authority, and Putting Others First. Then we learn to answer the tough questions and get prepared to give the reason for the hope that we have.
Middle School Winter Retreat
Each year students take a winter retreat (also on a three-year rotation) to: The Creation Museum & Perfect North, The Brigade held at Camp Tecumseh, and Springhill in Evart, Michigan.
Annual Purity Retreat
This retreat (for outgoing 8th graders) focuses on a clear understanding of who we are in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ. Firmly grasping this truth helps us all to make appropriate decisions regarding our relationships with each other. The girls will focus on the material presented in the book And the Bride Wore White by Dannah Gresh. The guys' guide book is Who Moved the Goalpost by Bob Gresh. This is a fun weekend of fellowship, canoeing, and learning. Questions? Contact Pam Basch at 317-809-2262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th Grade Leadership Retreat June 30- July 2, 2017
The Leadership Retreat is a yearly outing that is held at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. This is an opportunity for the incoming 8th grade students to come together in order to deepen leadership skills. Questions? Contact Mark Duffey at 317-517-0583 or email@example.com.
Middle School Overnight & Pancake Breakfast ~ August 5-6, 2017
Every year, our middle school students gather for an overnighter followed by a pancake breakfast. This fun event has become a tradition at Zionsville Fellowship that involves tent camping, preceeded by an evening of go-carting, putt-putt golf, and just hanging out by the bonfire.
Soon after a new 6th grader (or a 7th or 8th grader new to the church) enters Middle School, they are assigned a secret prayer partner who will pray exclusively for them during their middle school years. The students are encouraged to write letters/prayer requests regularly to their prayer partner. At the end of the student’s 8th grade year, they meet their prayer partner face to face for the first time, which usually takes place during a reveal following the pancake breakfast.