Welcome to Zion's Ministry Central!
One of the best ways to begin getting connected at Zion is to take a Spiritual Gift Inventory. This brief survey will help identify the ways God has uniquely gifted you to serve both inside and outside of Zion. Click HERE for a link to an online survey you can take and print out. Click HERE for detailed instructions of how to use the inventory and for a background on Spiritual Gifts.
Serve outside our walls
Jesus calls us to BE the church and not just go to church. We are the church when we share the Good News through our words and actions outside of our church walls. We believe we are blessed to be a blessing and invite you to pray about specific ways God might be inviting you to bless others. If you are looking for a place to serve, there are many organizations and ministries to which we can connect you. The closest option is the Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry which is located inside Waterville Community Church. Contact Bryan Lauer or call the church office (419) 878-0266 for more information about how to serve through your time, finances or other resources.
WEEKLY DISCIPLESHIP PLAN
Our weekly discipleship plan is designed to help us take personal responsibility for growing in faith by seeking to live out our faith 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You'll notice that all of these activities/ideas can be done on your own or in partnership with others. This is not meant to be a list of burdens or church activities that fill up all your free time, but an intentional way to live out your faith, emphasizing different areas of discipleship each day. The key idea to grasp is that faith is not just one component of life, reserved for one hour a week. Instead, faith involves everything we do, every second of our lives. We pray this weekly plan can help you find specific ways to BE the church as you love God, love your neighbors, grow in faith and follow Jesus. Peace be with you. Pastor Dan & Pastor Steve
Make a Difference Monday- Value: B2BAB (Blessed to be a Blessing, Genesis 12:1-3). God has blessed us so that we can bless others. Look for simple ways to bless people and make a difference in their lives today (a phone call, a smile, a prayer, paying someone's bill, etc.)
Tuesdays with Jesus- Value: Dependence (Galatians 2:20) We seek to become increasingly dependent upon Jesus so that it is no longer we who live, but Christ lives in us.
Set aside time today to be with Jesus in prayer, meditation and Bible Study.
Workout Wednesday- Value: Whole Body Health- (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) We value personal responsibility for staying fit physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Stop by church and use our new fitness center- complete with a total gym, treadmill, elliptical and exercise bik--or find your own ways to work on strengthening your body, mind and spirit. (walk, bike, Sudoku, devotions)
Theology Thursday- Value: Wisdom- (Proverbs 24:3-4) We believe in curiosity, honesty, asking questions and using the mind God gave us to grow in wisdom and understanding.
Get together with friends/ family and ask deep questions about God, faith and life, seeking wisdom, humility and understanding. (You don't have to check your brain at the door to be a Christian!)
Fun Friday- Value: Relationships, Fun- (John 10:10) God created us for relationship. He also invented fun. Put the two together and you're in for a great night. So go out and enjoy life!
Use Fridays to have fun and build relationships with others- especially those who do not know Christ. Remember, faith is caught, not taught; it develops through relationships.
Service Saturday- Value: Worship Service- (Romans 12:1) We seek to worship God with our whole lives, especially by using the gifts he has given us to serve others.
Worship God through service to others.
Sabbath Sunday- Value: Rest, Strengthening Families- (Exodus 20:8-12) God commands us to honor the Sabbath day and to honor our family members. We desperately need a break, but rarely take one. We desperately need family time, but rarely get it. Therefore...
Commit to doing as little work as possible and use this day to rest, relax, worship God, renew your soul, and spend quality time together with family...and see what happens.
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