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Christian Sexuality Resource for Parents

Mount Zion Students has purchased an incredible resource for you titled Christian Sexuality: Conversations Surrounding Sex, Jesus, & Gender.

This resource teaches from a traditional biblical view of God’s authority and design for love and sex. It will give you the confidence to discuss difficult topics with your student such as porn, same-sex sexuality, and dating.

It is video driven and allows you to cover these topics in your own home and at your own pace and with your own discretion.

This resource teaches from a traditional view and has been vetted by me and pastors Scott and Jody.  It is faithful to what the Bible teaches about this important topic.  It covers topics ranging from God’s authority, love, design for sex, porn, same-sex sexuality, and more.

Click here to watch the trailer video!

We are making this study available to you to teach because, to be honest, your voice in your child’s life is way more important than mine. Study after study confirms this truth. Contrary to how you may feel as a parent, you are the most influential person in your student’s life.  It is your values and beliefs on this topic that will make the greatest impact on your students beliefs and values.

Parents, if you are silent in this area, it can communicate that sex and sexuality are unimportant, inherently shameful, or that the Bible is silent or irrelevant on this topic. We know your student(s) will benefit from your voice being heard. Your voice matters! 

To access this resource, please send an email to mzstudents@mountzionsnellville.com saying, “I want access to the Christian Sexuality parent log-in!” 

We have limited log-ins, so this will help us determine if we have enough or need to order more.

SURGE Weekend

SURGE weekend is almost here and we are getting ready for a great weekend.  

During this awesome weekend your students will learn and worship together while deepening their relationships with each other and with God.  Students spend the night at host homes (provided by MZ church families) in grade and gender groups with 6-12 other MZS students.

Young adult leaders are assigned to each group to lead them in Bible studies and discussion.  

For 2023 we will be joining Graystone Church in Loganville for large group teaching, worship and hangout times.

Cost is $80 and registrations are due Feb 22.

register here

PARENTS UPDATE SEPT 28 2021

Here’s a quick update on things happening with Mount Zion Students:

  • MZS Night of Worship– Tomorrow night we’ll have a special night of worship for our students.  Please encourage them to attend and to bring a friend for this intentional time designed to help them connect with and experience God.
  • Operation Christmas Child Date Change- Samaritans purse has informed me that their processing center will not open until Nov 24 which is after our scheduled date of Monday Nov 22.  (That day has been available to us in years past.)  I’ll announce a definite date when I secure one.
  • Corn Maze Registration now Open: Register and details here
  • Winter Retreat Registration Opening soon:  For 2022 we will be switching things up and instead of a ski trip we will be attending the Clayton King Winter Conference in Gatlinburg TN on Jan 14-17 (MLK weekend).  Registration and more details will follow soon.
  • Follow us online: FB- MZstudents; Instagram- MZSTUDENTS
  • Wednesday nights at MZS:  Our doors in the student center open at 6pm for students to gather and eat whatever meals they bring with them from the local drive thrus. Our snack shack is open at this time and students can buy soft drinks, candy, and milk shakes. Our programming begins at 6:30 and includes icebreaker games, worship, and large group teaching.  At 7:30, students gather in small groups in the Genesis building for discussion questions with their leaders and to pray together. This time concludes around 8pm and students are free to go home. The student center closes at 8:30.

Color Rush 2021

Color Rush is tomorrow night (Aug 25) down on the field. 

This event is a series of games (slip n slide kick ball, “dodge sock”, and a slip n slide) filled with colored powder and water based paint.  So students need to wear clothing to get wet in (swimsuits and t shirts)  The colored power we use generally washes out but please be prepared if it doesn’t!

MZS Fall Retreat

We had planned to have this disciple now style event for our students on the third weekend in September, but I was unable to secure any of the speakers we wanted for that weekend. 

So rather than have an inferior event we will reschedule or add another event in its place.  Still gathering information about an alternative event so details are TBD.

MZS mission trip Fund raiser

Students who are participating in the 2021 youth mission trip will have the opportunity to raise funds towards their trip by selling a limited edition t shirt.

Order packets are currently available in the student areas for students to start selling and taking orders. Shirts are $20 and orders are due June 9th. For each shirt sold students will earn a minimum of $10 towards the cost of their trip. (the cost of the trip is $300 so thirty shirts sold will be a free trip.) Funds in excess of $300 will be applied to the students white water rafting trip at the end of the mission trip, or to other trip expenses.

MZS Mission Trip 2021

We are excited to announce that MZS will be participating in a mission trip again this year . As we did in 2019 we will be partnering with Ocoee Outreach in Cleveland TN.

Below are the details:

When:  July 11th-16th, 2021

Where: Cleveland TN

What is It?  Ocoee Outreach is a community ministry that provides free home repair to low-income home owners living in Southeast Tennessee. Through the restoration of houses, we believe we can accomplish the greater restoration of hearts and homes now and for eternity. Mission Teams also use ministry tools such as Day Camps (BYBCs, VBS, Sports Clinics) to reach children & teens, Evangelistic Block Parties to reach communities, Canvassing/Prayer Walking to reach neighborhoods, Nursing Home Ministry to reach seniors & more! Our desire is to spread the love and good news of Jesus Christ to all we cross paths with.  AS with all things during the COVID 19 pandemic approproate measure will be taken to insure all COVID guidelines and protocols.

Ocoee Outreach is a missions ministry of the CrossNet Baptist Network working in conjunction with the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board & the North American Mission Board.

Accommodations: we will be staying in a local hotel (think Holiday Inn) for 5 nights.

Meals: Breakfast will be in the hotel, Lunches will be Chic Fil A, Dominoes, and sandwiches, dinners will be homemade meals served by local churches. Students will need money for three meals on the road as we travel.

What we will do:  During this week we will serve on carpentry projects and house painting for local residents, children’s ministry.

Cost: $295 but…

we will have fundraising opportunities such as serving at community events and selling t-shirts to help students to reduce this cost.  So, it is conceivable that a student could raise enough funds to cover the entire amount.  For example, a student that sells 25 t-shirts will earn $250 towards the cost of their trip.  Additionally, we will make fundraising letters available so students can send to friends and relatives who want to contribute to their trip.

NOTE: Mount Zion Students never wants money to keep a student from an event or activity.  We have generous people here that are willing to help scholarship students and offer them to families with multiple kids.  Please reach out to Pastor Donnie if a scholarship would help your student participate.  God can make it happen!

Pre Trip Preparation

There will be 3 planning and prep meetings.  Participants will be required to attend all three meetings with limited exceptions. Dates will be announced.

Deadlines:

Registrations and $60 deposit are due May 12th

All balances are due July 5th