Middle School Overnight & Pancake Breakfast
August 4-5, 2018
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, and a night of fun, games, 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.
This event signals a fond farewell to the 8th graders and welcomes incoming 6th graders and is held each August, just before school begins. For more information, contact Pam Basch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-809-2262.
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 - FEB 15-17, 2019
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.
This coming spring, we will travel to The Creation Museum, The Ark Encounter, and tube at Perfect North.
ANNUAL PURITY RETREAT - MAY 17-19, 2019
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, team building, and learning. Questions? Contact Pam Basch at 317-809-2262 or email@example.com.
8TH GRADE LEADERSHIP RETREAT - JUNE 21-23, 2019
The Leadership Retreat is a yearly outing for the incoming 8th grade students to come together in order to deepen leadership skills. Questions? Contact Mark Duffey at 317-517-0583 or firstname.lastname@example.org.