Dr. Yalonda N. Smith, M.Div.
Minister of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” 
Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

The mission of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is to embrace and encourage all children (K-5th grade), youth (6th-12th grade) and young adults (18-35 years old) to cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through relevant teaching, worship, witness, and service.

The Mount Zion Youth and Young Adult Ministries consist of the following ministries for the children, teens, and young adults:


Children's & Youth Ministries Quarterly Calendar 




Service Opportunities -   The first Saturday of each month will be dedicated to a specific service opportunity in Arlington and the surrounding communities.  Service opportunities will be announced monthly. Click here for additional service opportunities.

If you would like more information on our monthly activities or if you would like to partner with the Youth & Young Adult Ministries please email us at 



Children’s Ministry
Sister Patricia Hayden, Director

Brother Freddie Daniels, Assistant Director

College Student Ministry

The College Student Ministry provides spiritual support to our students who are away at college as they transition from youth to young adults.  Our support includes care packages and encouragement throughout the school year.  If you have a student who is away at college please send their name, current email address, and college address to  

Wee Worship & Nursery

Each Sunday, during the 10:00 worship service, our children and youth worship together during our Wee Worship service.  Wee Worship is a service designed for young people that provides them the opportunity to lead their own worship experience.  Children and youth facilitate the service by serving as worship leaders, Scripture readers, deacons, trustees and choir.  Wee Worship is open to children and youth ages 4 to 18.  The Sunday morning experience also includes age appropriate classroom lessons for toddlers, children, and youth.

The Nursery is also open each Sunday during the 10:00 worship service (unless otherwise announced) for babies and toddlers, 6 months to 3 years old.

HABITS Teen Bible Study

HABITS Teen Bible Study is offered for middle and high school youth on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

Tutoring Ministry

Dr. Karen Bradford, Director
Vacant, Assistant Director


The Tutoring Ministry's mission is to enhance students' abilities to overcome their academic challenges successfully, provide mentoring and empower them to grow spiritually and edify God and Jesus Christ through worship, witness and service.  Tutoring services are offered on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Drew Model School in Arlington and Mount Zion, respectively.


The Tutoring Ministry is now offering academic activities and biblically-based lessons for children in Grades 1 through 5. We encourage you to complete the Google Form (click image above) to receive a Google Classroom class code.


Does your child need additional academic assistance and support? Please email us at, so we can identify an educator to support your child, during distance learning. 

Educators, are you available to volunteer 1 hour per week to provide support to our K-12 students? If so, please click the image and contact us!

Young Adult Ministry

Dr. Napolean Bradford, Director
Vacant, Assistant Director

“Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12 (NKJV)

To create a spiritually sound atmosphere that embraces young adults, ages 18-35 years old, and encourages them to come together in love to promote spiritual growth, fellowship, service, and to support the overall mission Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Click here for additional information on the Young Adult Ministry 

Youth Ministry
Vacant, Director
Sister Danielle Middlebrooks, Assistant Director

Click here for additional information on Youth Ministry activities