401K is the name of our youth ministry ages 3 -18 as a whole. It is an acronym that stands for "4 only 1 King". Each age group is segmented and has its own unique name so we can better guide all students accordingly. Below is a detailed age breakdown of the youth ministry.
Meet the 401k Advisory Team
(adults serving as oversight of the youth ministry)
Youth Ministry Leader
Mrs. Jamie Ewing is oversees the entire youth ministry. She brings in over 6 years of experience leading our youth ministry. She is our Tier one leader and launch team representative.
Email Jamie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Toya Johnson (Lady T) has served our youth ministry for 13 years now. She is also our Pastor's wife. She is involved in several youth groups which includes Chayil, Dance ministries, and more.
Email Lady T: email@example.com
Mr. Terrence has been working with our youth for about 2 years now. As a former NFL player, he brings a unique life experience to share with our youth. Terrence works closely with the teens!
Mrs. Sharon Hennings brings in 10 years of serving in youth ministry with Zion Christian Ministries. Mrs. Sharon is one of our teachers for elementary aged students.
Email Sharon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Zion Youth Ambassadors
(2 Corinthians 5:20)
Zion Christian Ministries is committed to moving people from distant to discipleship. Our aim is to provide development at all levels. We believe students are influenced best by their peers. Under the supervision of our Advisory Team, we have teen leaders called "ZYAS" or "Zion Youth Ambassadors". There will also be ZYAS in training for elementary and middle school ages.
C.J. attends Riverdale High School. He is a three sport athlete, involved in FCA, he is an active leader on his teams. He recently launched a youtube channel where he hosts 2 minute Tuesdays. He class of 2021
Kamayah attends Riverdale High School. She is involved in the Arts at her school, she acts, sings, and dances. She is a member of 401k's praise team and GIFTED dance ministries. Class of 2021.
Emari also attends Riverdale High School. He is in the band and also serves on other student led teams. He sings on 401k's praise team and is involved in several aspects of Zion's Youth Ministry.
Amaya attends Blackman High School. She serves as a Manager for the football and basketball teams. She sings on 401k's praise team and is on GIFTED dance ministry team. She is class of 2021.
Youth Ministry Breakdown By Ages
The WHOLE ministry from ages 3-18 is called 401k; however, so that each student can learn at their level and leadership skills can be taught in each group, we have broken the youth ministry into age specific groups.
Genesis (Ages 3-7)
Genesis ages 3-7 is the youngest group in Zion Christian Ministries' 401K. This group meets every Sunday at 9 a.m. and every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Their meeting location is the 401k Building in the CITY ROOM.
Chosen Generation (Ages 8-12)
Chosen Generation ages 8-12 is the progressive and active group in Zion Christian Ministries' 401K. This group meets every Sunday at 9 a.m. and every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Their meeting location is the 401k Building in designated rooms.
OTHERZ (Ages 13-18)
The OTHERZ ages 13-18 is the oldest group in Zion Christian Ministries' 401K. This group meets every Sunday at 9 a.m. and every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Their meeting location is the 401k Building in the VISION ROOM or CULTURAL HALL.
Zion Ambassadors (Junior Ambassadors)
Leadership is definitely the heart of our senior leader. Each young person should be given opportunity to pursue leadership at every level. The highest level of leadership in the youth ministry is to become an Ambassador. Junior Ambassadors will also be chosen from younger groups.