“Jerome says, ‘Hi’”… This is what Tina added as I ushered her into the STARS closet to get a Zion sweatshirt. She had not gotten one at Christmas, she said, and her mom wanted one, too. Her mom was short and kind of small so maybe a medium would do...
Connect and Go!
God wired us to connect...with Him and each other. If you are wondering how to get connected with Him and with others, check out the many classes, seminars, teams, groups and volunteer opportunities offered at Zion.
Men's Breakfast Bible Study
This study is for the early riser! Join this welcoming group of guys every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. A delicious breakfast is served, followed by a Bible book study that always promises a great conversation!
The Upside-Down Kingdom
Join Pastor Tina as we take a look at the kingdom of God announced by Jesus as it appeared "upside-down" in first-century Palestine. Using the gospel narratives of Jesus' ministry and Donald B. Kraybill's book, "The Upside-Down Kingdom," we will discover that Jesus wins by serving and triumphs by losing. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Room 166.
New Pastor's Reading Group
A monthly reading and discussion group with Pastor John continues with November’s Book: Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion is written by Rebecca McLaughlin and published by Crossway, Wheaton, Illinois, copyright 2019. ISBN: 978-1-4335-6423-9. You can order the book, which is an excellent resource or gift, from Beaverdale Books. Beaverdale Books can be reached at or 515.279.5400
Discussions will be held: Monday, November 18, 12:00 noon at Merle Hay Mall Food Court or Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 p.m. at Zion
January's book: The Autobiography of George Muller. ISBN 978-0-88368-159-6. Whitaker House Publishers.
INSTE Class Fridays in Room 166 from 4:30-6:30 pm
What is INSTE? It's an acronym for Institute of Theology by Extension. Founded in Spain under the auspices of the Open Bible Churches, INSTE extended to many churches and denominations in that country. Now translated into English as well as 15 other languages, INSTE is being used in many nations around the world.
The INSTE curriculum is divide into two levels of study. Level One, called Ministry Training, and is designed to help the student in his/her development as a disciple of Christ. The purpose of Level Two, Leadership Development, is to prepare men and women for church leadership.
The curriculum was developed by friends of Zion, Drs. Nick and Leona Venditti. Leona Venditti has agreed to offer the first training class, Discipleship 1, here at Zion in the near future. We are planning a mixed class of Swahili, English and Mizo service members. This is a grand and historic experiment, not just for Zion, but for INSTE as well. And who better to teach our inaugural class than the author herself?
Pastor John is looking to INSTE to provide consistent biblical and theological training to our members and provide a way for us to develop the next generation of leaders at Zion. INSTE will also help us become One Church with One Vision by giving us a common theological training and vocabulary. Interested in more?
Talk to Pastor John.
What are you waiting for? Now is the right time to connect with God and with others as you reach out and serve the community, study, and celebrate together.