Join Zion

“Faith is a living, busy, active, mighty thing.” -Martin Luther

Looking to get involved at Zion?

The best way to be a part of things at Zion is to jump right in!  We are not a church where someone has to wait for a long time before they can become involved.  We take seriously God’s call to serve in Christ’s name and believe that there is a place for you to serve and belong in Christ’s church.

If you are looking to join Zion Lutheran Church as a member, we welcome people through the following ways:

Baptism
“God, who is rich in mercy and love, gives us a new birth into a living hope through the sacrament of baptism.”  (Evangelical Lutheran Worship, page 227)

Our baptismal liturgy, which is a part of our Sunday morning worship, often begins with these words.  God uses water and the Word to join us to the death and resurrection of Jesus, to seal us with the Holy Spirit, and to mark us with the cross of Christ forever.  This church baptizes people of all ages and believes that baptism is once for all time because it is God’s action for us.

Infant and Children’s Baptism
We have a baptismal workshop on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.  This one hour session gives some background about the sacrament of Baptism and gives people a chance to ask “nuts and bolts” type of questions about the day of your child’s baptism.  Registration is required so we know how many people to prepare for.  To register for one of the classes, contact the church office at zion@zionsa.org.

Adult Baptism
In the ancient church, adults seeking new life in Christ went through a process called the catechumenate.  It is a chance for people to learn the way of Jesus.  Those seeking a deeper relationship with God and God’s people went through a time of intentional prayer and formation.  We encourage adults who have not been baptized as well as adults who have been away from the church for some time to go through the catechumenate.  Contact the church office at zion@zionsa.org to find out more information.

New Member Orientation Sessions 
Several times a year Zion offers a new member class to introduce active baptized Christians and inquirers to our community about what it means to be a Lutheran Christian at Zion.  In this session, you get to know a little bit more about Zion, meet leaders within our church, and ask questions about Zion.  Anyone is welcome to come to these classes and there is no obligation to join if you attend these classes. Contact the church office at zion@zionsa.org to find out more information.