Global and Local Mission
All throughout the Bible, God’s people are sent into Christ’s mission to be a blessing to the world. At Zion, we live this out by focusing on local and global mission partners.
Locally, one of our flagship events during the year is called God’s Work Our Hands: Be the Church. Our congregation goes out into the community for a variety service projects to the hungry, sick, homeless, lonely, and others in need. We do this not to feel good about ourselves or say what nice people we are, but because God calls us to do so.
We are a congregation that actively partners with agencies in our wider community. Every Sunday we collect items for Christian Assistance Ministry. Every weekday you’ll find people delivering Meals on Wheels in San Antonio to shut-in senior citizens in our community. Throughout the year you’ll hear about opportunities to serve at Fisher House, St. P-J’s Children’s Home, Christian Assistance Ministry, the San Antonio Food Bank, and many other local organizations.
We are also blessed to partner with Agua Viva Lutheran Church along the US/Mexico border in El Cenizo, Texas, near Laredo. Several times a year, we have people go to El Cenizo to serve alongside the people there.
Globally, Zion partners with Christians throughout the world through the practice of accompaniment.
Our first international partnership was developed in 2009 with an all girls home in Honduras called Project Talitha Cumi. The 33 girls that live there come from families that are either unable to care for them or have abandoned them all together.
We also blessed to partner with a Rwandan pastor named John Rutisindintwarane and his wife, missionary Robin Strickler. They have worked in Rwanda providing things like a medical clinic, access to water, and secondary education for children.
In addition, as a part of the Southwestern Texas Synod, we partner with the Iglesia Luterana Costarricense (Lutheran Church in Costa Rica).
We are always looking for more opportunities to grow in God’s mission. For any information on how you can serve in mission, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org