Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Zion is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas. Zion members have many opportunities for service in Christ’s name through our ministries of Worship, Christian Formation, Social Outreach, Fellowship,Care and Stewardship.  Spiritual Gift inventories and Time and Talent surveys assist members to find their “best fit” in the ministries of the congregation.  Click on the links, below, to learn more about discovering your Spiritual Gifts or to print out a Time and Talent Survey.  

ELCA Spiritual Gifts survey       

Time & Talent 2016

Here are a few of many opportunities for service at Zion:


Zion is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom here in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania as well as around the world. We are active in supporting the wider church with our money and with our prayers.  Zion is home to the Hempfield Area Food Pantry, which is available and open every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am – 1 pm.  Every Thursday a community meal is served at 5:30 pm.  In addition, on the second Thursday of every other the month, Zion serves dinner at Christ Lutheran Church in downtown Lancaster.  We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.


God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music ministry. Some play their instruments, some are vocalists, others are involved in the choir.  These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of Zion, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.


The usher team at Zion fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.


Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Zion. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. We also maintain an active Facebook page for additional church communication.


Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Zion is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. There is a Care Team at Zion that prays  for and visits those who are in special need of prayer and care.  Throughout the week, the Care Team as well as many others in the church pray for our pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs.


In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, Zion has a Sunday School program in between the services at 9:15 each Sunday. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly volunteers have an endless stream of creativity–ranging from puppet shows, to games, to object lessons.