Mt. Zion ministers to children from birth through 12th grade.  Through Sunday School, youth group, and a lot of fun activities children and youth learn about Jesus and have opportunities to develop friendships.  We pray that each child will hear the gospel and make the choice to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.


Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young,

but set an example for the believers in speech, in life,

in love, and in faith, and in purity.  ~ 1 Timothy 4:12

Feel free to contact our leaders for more information on what's happening here at Mt. Zion for your kids, or browse through our website to read more about what we have to offer.



For more information on any of our children's ministries please contact

Amanda Davis by clicking here.

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Bible Hunters

Pioneer Club!

Pioneer Club is located in the Education Building for ages 3-5th grade; Pioneer Club runs September thru May; Children participate in singing, games, snacks, and a time of learning more about Christ.  Badges can be earned by the children for participating in the various activities.  In addition, there is an annual pinewood derby and overnight camping trip for 1st-5th graders.  


Please contact Stacy Morse by clicking here.


Pre-Teen Program

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New pre-teen program for 5th and 6th Graders will begin on Sunday September 8 at 10:30.  A time of fun, fellowship, and studying God's word.

Saturday & Sunday Nursery

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 Nursery is available at all 4 services 

Infant to age 3


Saturday night nursery is in the Pre-K room in the Education Building. 

Sunday morning and Sunday evening nursery is in the Nursery in the Youth Tent.

Ages 3 through 5th Grade

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Saturday 5:00 p.m.;

ages 3-5th grade; meets in the Pre-K room of the Education Building; All-In-One Sunday School curriculum is used. One room Sunday School where children dive deep into the Bible and explore God's love.

Sunday, 9:00 a.m.; 

Pre-School available in the Youth Tent in the Pre-School room. 

Kindergarten-5th grade in the Educational Building.

Sunday, 10:35 a.m.; 

Pre-School available in the Youth Tent in the Pre-School room

Kindergarten-6th grade in the Educational Building; 

Children participate in praise and worship, drama, and classroom time where they spend time learning more about the Bible.


Sunday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15pm


Pioneer Club


In the nursery of the Youth Tent (Tent 2) for ages 0-7; One room Sunday school class that teaches children to grow, proclaim, and serve in their faith. 

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Check-in, safety procedure, & what you need to know


/Sign-out Procedures

In order to ensure the safety of the children entrusted to our care, we follow specific procedures for dropping off and picking up children.  Children may be dropped off 15 minutes prior to the service and should be picked up within 15 minutes of the service ending.  


Drop Off: 

•Sign each child in at the check-in station

•Place name sticker on child

•Take child to his/her classroom

Pick up:  

•Sign each child out at the check-out station

•Pick child up from his/her classroom

•Hand teacher guardian receipt


All of our volunteers have been Safe Sanctuary Approved.  This means they have had background checks and have been determined safe to work with the children and youth of our church.  


Contacting you During the Service-

If we should need to contact you during the worship service, we will call your cell phone.  So, please keep your cell phone on vibrate during the worship service.  Nursery parents:  If you drop your child off in the tent, you will be given a pager.  If you are needed during the service, the pager will light up and vibrate.



If you would like to volunteer with any of our children's ministries and have been attending Mt Zion for more than 6 months, to get started please fill out our background check form and submit it the church office. to obtain the forms contact Amanda Davis by clicking here.

KidCheck is the check-in system used at Mt. Zion for Children's Ministry.  If you are planning to bring your child to one of the Saturday or Sunday Children's Ministry programs, please go to the following link ( and register your child.  This will help with the check in process.  If you have any questions please contact Amanda Davis at  


Wee Worship

Ages 2 1/2 - 5;

2nd and 4th Sundays from 10:15 to 10:45 in the Pre-K room in the Youth Tent.  For more information, contact Holly Benesh at  



Pine Car Derby


Upward Basketball

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For Grades 1st -8th

At Mt Zion Church

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Upward Sports started as a single church basketball league, and basketball has been our most popular sport ever since! From a Recreation League through an Academy or Developmental Program all the way up to Upward Stars, young basketball players can chart their own athletic journeys through multiple levels of programming – all while being developed into total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially.


Our culture has created a "win at all cost mentality" - most points, most trophies, most championships - generally defines a winner. Upward defines winning as learning and/or teaching lessons in the game of life. Parents, coaches and officials play a vital role in building the self-esteem and character of every child in this league. Players will look to their parents, coaches, and officials as models for sportsmanship, respect for authority, and positive attitudes. Together we can provide a lasting effect in these children that will last long after the end of the season.

Upward promotes Character and Self esteem in Every Child by:


Providing an evaluation system that promotes equal teams and opportunities

Teaching and promoting the "Circle of Affirmation"

Using a substitution system for each team,

Awarding special recognition awards after every game

Special player and team announcements at every game

Awarding EACH child an end of season award / gift

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(410) 836-7444

1643 Churchville Road

Bel Air, MD 21015