zao youth ministry

Zao is Greek for “I live.” Our youth ministry is all about living the abundant life that Jesus calls us to. Our desire is that our students will follow Jesus with their heads, hearts and hands. Loving God, and loving others.

Our group is for students from 6th to 12th grade. We meet weekly for Bible study to pray and talk about the Bible, and we also meet regularly to have fun together and enjoy our community with movie nights, scavenger hunts, and other events. Check the schedule below to see what we’re up to.

We strive to be a place where you can come and just be yourself. There is no need to pretend as if you are something you aren’t. Jesus loved messy people and living like Jesus starts by being honest about our need for Him.

If you are interested in visiting us, sign up at for the weekly youth newsletter, and you’ll get information about what is going on in Zao. We look forward to seeing you!

Summer Events

Check out our calendar to see what we are up to this summer.

All Nighter

June 28-29 • 6.00p-8.00a

We’ll be staying up all night! Meet at All Souls at 6.00p, where we’ll drive out to Sycamore Speedway to watch some amateur racing (with a Portillo’s stop on the way out), and then return to All Souls for a bunch of activities all through the night. Cost is $12 for the Speedway (plus money for dinner at Portillo’s). Please RSVP to Andrew so we can make sure to plan for enough drivers.

If you only want to come for the first part of the evening, to the Speedway, you can pick up your student at midnight at All Souls.


If you are part of our group, please fill out a General Consent Form so we can make sure we have all the info we need about you.


If you have any questions – shoot our youth pastor, Andrew, an email.