the pastor and the zion missionary baptist church family extend a heartfelt welcome to everyone seeking to become a member of god’s family. we are truly an agency of the glorious kingdom of god. god’s amazing grace has again been demonstrated in his protection and preservation of our church fellowship. his purpose and the guiding presence of the holy spirit are undoubtedly the lifeblood of our growth.
the lord by his indwelling spirit keeps this church alive and effective. we sometimes tend to forget that life; growth, progress, and effective ministry for his church are generated, maintained and sustained by our lord and savior, jesus christ. when we talk about church growth, church ministry we are talking about the manifestations and demonstrations of the work the holy spirit within and through the church. the holy spirit matures and guides the growth of the church both internally and externally. the holy spirit empowers the church and enables the church to do the work god has commissioned us to do. as the church surrenders to the presence and the power of the holy spirit, and works under the direction of the holy spirit, the lord, according to his will and purpose, adds to that church.
we are one body, laboring together with god. we are called to be members of the same body, his body, the church of the lord jesus christ. we have, as celebrating members of this local church, a part of “his one body” to come together and worship him in spirit and in truth. we therefore must claim this oneness of worship and unity, believing in one lord, one faith and one baptism.
we have been blessed in many ways. we thank god who has kept us and sustained us as a local church as well as an appointed, established agency of his glorious kingdom for one hundred and thirty-two years. god’s blessings will continue to flow as we continue to serve. again we extend our welcome to you.
yours in christ,
rev. h. m. dailey, pastor
zion missionary baptist church