At Zion We Are...
A group of seekers who COME to experience God’s work among us: Accept God’s invitation to participate in the work he does through followers of Christ here and around the world. Meet each week for public worship to hear preaching from God’s Word, and to glorify him through singing, prayer, celebration, and regular participation in the sacraments. Invite others to be a part of our fellowship. For God’s loving and gracious invitation to follow Jesus.
“Jesus answered, “Whoever loves me will keep my word. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them”. John 14: 18-23 Common English Bible
A congregation of learners who GROW in our understanding of God’s Word in our lives: Listen to the teaching of the Bible through sermons, group studies, and personal readings, applying this to our practice of the Christian faith. Create attractive learning environments that provide space for both youth and adult members to discover the joy of following Jesus as individuals. Learn how to express God’s care for our community and world through prayer, acts of witness, and service. For the challenge to continue learning and maturing in faith, moving toward God rather than remaining static.
“I have spoken these things to you while I am with you. The Companion, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I told you. John 14: 25-26 Common English Bible
A family of Christ-followers who SHARE life with one another as God works in our lives: Appreciate the unique gifts God gives each of us and nurture their use in God’s world. Encourage a sense of belonging through care and hospitality. Engage our neighbors in “front-yard” conversations where God’s message meets people in their daily lives. For the invitation to receive and celebrate God’s grace in community, to give of ourselves, and to grow in unity as a congregation.
“All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “Abba, Father.” The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.” Romans 8: 14-17 Common English Bible