Who We Are

Zoe Little Kidz

Zoe Little Kidz is our Children’s Ministry at Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier. We are committed to reaching children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a fun and exciting way! Our ministry program is geared to grow and develop students, spiritually, academically, physically and socially. We do this by providing kid-friendly bible lessons, activities, games and music. We provide infant care for children eight weeks and older and offer child ministry ranging from pre-school to grade 6. We also provide care for special needs for toddlers to grade 6, with mild to moderate special educational needs that include learning disabilities, communication disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders (such as ADHD and ADD). We have professionals who are experienced serving children with special needs as part of their daily vocations. Zoe Little Kidz happens every Sunday during our 8am & 10:30am services and Wednesday night at 7 pm, located in Room 43.

 

Jonathan and Tiffani McAlister: Ministry Leaders (1st- 6th )

(562) 906-5000 ext. 136 | email: jmcalister@zcf.org

 

Monique Alegria: Ministry Leader (Infant – K)

(562) 906-5000 ext.136 | email: malegria@zcf.org

 

Vanessa Lewis : Ministry Leader (Special Needs)

(562) 906-5000 ext. 136

 

Check-in is located east of the South Worship Center. It is suggested that you arrive 15 minutes early, so that your child may be registered and you can join the service on time.

 

 

 


 

Synergy

Synergy is our Youth Ministry at Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier. If you’re between the grades of 7 and 12, we want to personally invite you! Synergy is a place where we are passionate about teaching our students about the life of Jesus and how they can apply this to their everyday life. We create community so students can connect with others through serving, missions trips, outreaches, activities and special events.  Also, our ministry program is geared  to grow and develop students spiritually and academically by connecting with God through our Sunday, Wednesday and special events services and gatherings. It’s a great place to encounter God and meet new friends. Synergy happens every 2nd & 3rd Sunday morning at 10:30am, located in the Fireside Room and Wednesday night at 7 pm, located in Room 41.

 

Grow

The Student Ministry Growth Track is a multi year program. The curriculum is integrated into our Sunday, Wednesday, Special Events, and International/Local Missions programs. Each grade has a specific growth plan designed for our students (from 1st grade thru high school) to equip them with the necessary foundation to thrive in life and represent Biblical truths as they enter college,  their careers and beyond. Our Student Ministry leaders have been through an extensive orientation/training process and have undergone background checks and screenings to prepare them to help our students grow.

 

The topics covered in our Student Ministries Growth Track include:

  • The integrity and infallibility of the Word of God
  • Faith (What faith is and how to apply it)
  • Prayer (Biblical patterns of prayer)
  • Healing
  • Worship
  • The Holy Spirit (Baptism and speaking in tongues)
  • The gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Sharing their faith
  • Defending their faith (Apologetics)
  • Scriptural memorization (Psalm 91, Psalm 23, Fruit of the Spirit, books of the Bible, etc.)
  • Global Missions & Outreaches (Doing what Jesus did)
  • Giving of Time, Talents and Treasure

 

The  program is progressive and age appropriate. In addition to covering topics in a classroom setting, practical application and enrichment opportunities are provided for our students including but not limited to:

  • International Cross Cultural Ministry & Education exposure by participating in the Antioch Missions trips
  • Leadership Volunteer Experience in serving others by participating in ministry programs both inside and outside the church
  • Scheduled College Prep counseling support, leadership and character training, and Career Days – exposing Synergy Students to various leading edge careers.

 

 

Connect

Zoe Student Ministry provides opportunities for students to utilize the knowledge, gifts, skills and talents both in the church and the community. 

 

 Area

 When

 Contact

 Children’s Choir

 Sundays

 Jonathan and Tiffani McAlister

 Youth Praise Team

 Wednesdays, Sundays

 Sherry Traylor

 Youth Praise Band

 Wednesdays, Sundays

 Sherry Traylor

 Multi-Generational Choir

 Thursdays, Sundays

 Sherry Traylor

 Praise Dancing

 Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays

 Sherry Traylor

 Drama Ministry

 Special Events/Holidays

 Sherry Traylor

 Ushers, Hostess, Video, Audio, Parking Lot,  Children, Admin, Facility, Social Media

 Sundays

 Sherry Traylor

 Outreaches & Mission Trips

 See missions trip schedule

 Ciara Green

 Palm, Easter & Christmas Presentations

 April 9 & April 16

 Sherry Traylor

 Youth Educational Guidance

 By Appointment

 Bessie Bonner

 Senior High College Preparation

 During Synergy

 Sherry Traylor

Sherry Traylor

(562) 906-5000 ext. 148 | email: straylor@zcf.org

 

Ciara Green

(562) 906-5000 ext. 303 | email: cgreen@zcf.org

 

Bessie Bonner

(562) 906-5000 ext. 100

 

Parent Resources

To assist Zoe parents with providing information on raising godly children, below are a list of classes, programs, and websites that can help parents with advice and encouragement.

 

Zoe Parenting Classes

“Nurturing God’s Way” is a biblically-based, psycho-educational parenting program held over 8 weeks. It is taught by a team of trained teachers committed to successful parenting headed up by Mr. Seyto and Dr. Christina James, the parents of three Zoe children who serve in our children’s ministry. The James’ have completed the week long, 21 module Christian Parenting Training Course in Atlanta conducted by Nurturing Resources, Inc. Seyto and Christina are active school teachers and professional school psychologists, respectively. 

 

 

 

When: New classes beginning on Sunday, April 15, 2018

 


 

Special Needs Ministry

We also provide care for special needs for toddlers to grade 6, with mild to moderate special educational needs that include learning disabilities, communication disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders (such as ADHD and ADD). We have professionals who are experienced serving children with special needs as part of their daily vocations. The team is headed up by Vanessa Lewis, B.A., M.A., a Special Educator serving children with moderate to severe needs in the East Whittier School District with over 17 years of experience, the last 9 of which as a classroom teacher. Vanessa also serves on the California Teachers Association Special Education Committee with an emphasis on policy.

 

Vanessa Lewis : Ministry Leader (Special Needs)

(562) 906-5000 ext. 136

 



 

Student Educational Guidance (Synergy Students)

Bessie Bonner has two Master’s Degree’s in Education to go along with 40 plus years serving students at both the Compton High School and Cal State College level as a counselor, advisor and curriculum/requirements specialist.  She is uniquely qualified to provide guidance to parents and families to help ensure our students are on track to gain admission to college.

 

Bessie Bonner (562) 906-5000 ext. 100

 


 

Zoe Family Counseling Ministry

Our Biblically based counseling ministry’s goal is to increase the health of the body so that we can walk fully in the purpose God has for our lives. We have an array of qualified counselors who specialize in different areas (see our website for counselor specialties) including pre-marital, marriage, family, and general counseling. Our counseling program is coordinated by Elaine Lopez.  Elaine has been a member of Zoe for over 15 years. She and her husband David have been faithful members, consistent tithers, and served as volunteers in various ministries. Elaine is passionate about counseling and is a Certified Christian Counselor through the International Institute of Faith Based Counseling.

 

Schedule a counseling session

 


Websites

Christian Dads- Christian Dads promotes weaving Christ into the fabric of the family unit, equipping Christian men (specifically fathers) to lead spiritually inspired lives. Christian Dads is a safe place for learning and sharing parenting skills while elevating dads’ relationships with Jesus Christ. www.christiandads.com

 

30 Must Follow Christian Moms- For moms who desire to be “better” even though we are busy. Join us here for tons of inspiration and encouragement as we raise children who will impact the world, take care of our homes, love our husbands and ultimately honor God with our lives! www.pinterest.com/thebettermom/30-must-follow-christian-moms

Ministry Calendar

Zoe Kidz Calendar

 Zoe Kidz Service

 Sundays

 8:00 am & 10:30 am

 Zoe Kidz Bible Study

 Wednesdays

 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Water Baptism Service

 Fridays during Late Night Prayer

 7 pm

Synergy Youth Calendar

 Youth Service

 2nd & 3rd Sundays

 10:30 am – 12 pm

 Youth Bible Study

 Wednesdays

 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Water Baptism Service

 Fridays during Late Night Prayer

 7 pm