Zion Lutheran Church is a Disciple-forming Congregation and Community of Memory

 


A Disciple-forming Congregation wants to make people into disciples of God in Jesus Christ by:

1.Deepening which is growing in relationship with Jesus Christ through personal and corporate spiritual disciplines.

2.Equipping which is growing in giftedness using experiences that encourage people  to claim and develop their gifts, discern God's call to them, and  acquire the knowledge and skill needed to live out that call faithfully  and effectively.

3.Ministering which is growing in service which is using experiences that provide  opportunities for people to live out their call and through that both  deepen their relationship with Christ and become more effectively  equipped to live as Christ's disciples.

 

A Community of Memory uses beliefs, rituals, or symbols that are taken from  a wider system  of meaning of the people who have had a relationship with God going back  through the Older Testament. A Community of Memory attempts to tell the  stories and enact rituals for a whole new generation of people coming  into a relationship with God for the first time.
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HOW WILL WE MAKE DISCIPLES BOTH AS FAITH COMMUNITIES AND AS INDIVIDUALS?

As  Faith Communities we will use this model to shape our disciple-forming  congregation in these four movements shown below. As we reflect on these  four movements we hope deepen our commitment to Jesus as Lord. This  model will not only be used to drive and direct our faith community but  all future clusters we will create outside our Sunday morning  experience. Our goal will be to encourage all of our members to become a  part of a cluster that also reflects these four movements.