Building A Healthy Community
The Congregation of Zion is a Christian church that embraces the Hebrew roots of the faith. This is expressed through service, music, worship, teaching the Scriptures from a Hebrew perspective, and the celebration of Jewish traditions, feasts, and festivals. Our mission is to evangelize, disciple, and serve our community.
The Congregation of Zion’s vision is to impact our community through spiritual renewal by ministering to others about Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ), provide food, clothing, and shelter to those in need, and minister to those who are incarcerated.
The Congregation of Zion worships and reveres the God of Israel, and commits to teaching and living the truths found in His word. And according to His word, God is holy and requires that His people also walk in holiness. Holiness is not a single definition, but rather is explained throughout scripture (Leviticus 18, Deuteronomy 7.6, Joshua 24.19, Galatians 5.19-21, Hebrews 12.10-14, 1 Peter 2.9).
Therefore, Zion is a congregation that believes and teaches holiness as a lifestyle in which we refrain from:
Luke 24. 44, 45
44 Then He said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me. 45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
ARTICLES OF FAITH
1. That the Bible, composed of both the Old Covenant (TaNaKh) and the New Covenant (Brit Hadasha) is the only infallible and authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 2.16,17)
2. That God is "Echad", as declared in the Sh'ma; "A united one" eternally manifest through Jesus (Yeshua) and the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh). (Deuteronomy 6.4)
3. In the Deity of Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) and that He is the "Seed of the Woman" (Genesis 3.15), and that His virgin-birth was to be a sign to Israel of His Messiahship. (Isaiah 7.14)
4. In Yeshua’s life, His miracles yesterday and today, His sacrificial death as our atonement, His bodily resurrection, His appearance thereafter in Jerusalem, His ascension, His future return for believers in Jesus, both living and dead, and His future establishment of His kingdom on earth.
5. That the only means of being cleansed from sin is by grace, through faith in the sacrificial blood of Yeshua Messiah and that the regeneration by the Spirit of God is absolutely essential for salvation.
6. In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Believer is enabled to live a godly life. (Ezekiel 36.27)
7. That the promise of the Father, as contained in Acts 1.4-8 and the gifts of the Ruach HaKodesh, as taught by the Apostle Paul, are for Believers today.
8. That the seventh day of the week is a day of rest unto the Lord, (the Sabbath), and is given to men as a covenant with God forever. (Exodus 20.8-11)
9. In the resurrection of both saved and lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to eternal separation from God, the latter being consigned to a state of everlasting punishment.
10. That the New Covenant body of God is composed of both Jews and Gentiles who have accepted Yeshua as the Promised Redeemer and that now they are to worship together in the House of God.
11. The partaking of the communal elements of the unleavened bread (matzah) and the wine, as instituted by Yeshua at His Passover Seder; that the elements are symbolic of the Lord’s death and His resurrection.
12. The water immersion of Believers, as commanded by the Scriptures, as an outward sign of an inward salvation experience, symbolizing the death of the old man and the resurrection unto newness of life.