Youth - TZone

Transformation Zone is a local mission experience birthed out of a desire for students to experience missions locally and make an impact in the Central Ohio area.  For years, students have gone on mission trips, and we have taught them that they can have the same impact in their own communities when they return home.  In 2008, a number of youth leaders joined together to create a local mission trip that would make those words a reality.  Youth ministries around Ohio gather together in Marysville for a week each of serving our community.  We go into Union, Franklin, Champaign, and Delaware Counties to partner with ministries and share the love of God with people right around us.

At Transformation Zone, we spend our week serving the people of Central Ohio at 15-20 sites, and each evening we will come together for worship, meals, and lodging at Marysville First United Methodist Church. We are located 40 minutes from downtown Columbus and within 30 minutes of most of our service sites throughout the week.

The mission week begins with registration at 3:30 on Sunday, July 8, 2018.  That evening we will get to know one another and go through training for the week ahead.  Monday-Friday, we will start the morning with breakfast, then have devotional time, and head out to our work sites. During the day’s lunch break, work teams will have lunch devotions together, and discuss where they are seeing God at work in their project. There is space each afternoon for showers and free time, and after dinner, we will worship together and then have church group time.  Wednesday afternoon, everyone gathers at Zoombezi Bay – Columbus’s outdoor waterpark – for an afternoon of fun and relaxation.  In each of our evening services, our goal is to help students grow closer to God through worship and learn about how He desires to transform their lives and through them, transform the world.  We will end the week with a celebration service on Friday afternoon and depart for home at 5:00 p.m.

For detailed information, or if your church would like to register, please go to


Registration is now open! Sign up at

Exiting 7th-12th graders - July 8-13 - $125
Exiting 5th-6th graders - July 8-10 - $50 (space is very limited)


Paperwork: Download Here! 

2018 PowerPoint Meeting: Download here! 

2018 Online Paperwork for students:

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