At Zion, several opportunities can be found to learn what the Bible has to say about life, love, eternity, and God’s plan for you. There are many rich studies for your growth. Remember St. Paul’s admonition, “put on the full armor of God… the helmet of salvation, the ‘body armor’ of righteousness, the belt of truth…” Zion has a variety of studies to help fit the armor, learn about Jesus, and grow up into the faith. This is a great time to consider trying out a new Bible study group!

New members are always welcome to any of our Bible Study groups. 

If you have a question about any of these studies or an interest in beginning another, please talk to either of the pastors.

Bible Study lineup chart Sept 2017


Children’s Sunday School: Held weekly on Sundays at 9:15 AM, this is a special time just for kids to learn about Jesus and His love in our lives. Easter Sunday, March 27, there will be a special Children’s Activity in place of our regular Sunday School education hour.


Youth Bible Study – This group provides a chance for youth to form and strengthen friendships with other Christian teenagers as they read the Bible and discuss its answers to life’s questions.  The group gathers downstairs near the backdoor (an donut/coffee table) at 9:15am and moves to the youth room located in the church office (next to the playground).  Contact Jim Smith for information.

Confirmation Classes Provide core Biblical instruction in preparation for confirmation and reception of the Lord’s Supper to youth aged 11 and up.   Classes, taught by Pastor Heimer and Sharon Amastae, are held at Zion at 9:15 AM every Sunday, upstairs in the library.  If you would like to enroll and come to our next classes, please contact the church office, 566.4667, to get started.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class meets in the Fellowship Hall, downstairs at Zion. Join us each Sunday at 9:15 AM for study and fellowship. Our current study is “A Man Named Martin”; part 3 of a study on Martin Luther and the Reformation. For more information, call the office or Pastor Patten.

Mondays – Berea Bible Study

Berea Bible Study meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall, downstairs at church. If you have further questions, please contact Jan Borschtnik or Jim Smith. Join us!

Tuesdays – Central Bible Study

Central Bible Study meets every Tuesday evening at 7 PM in the Church Fellowship hall. They are currently watching portions of a new Martin Luther documentary, and discussing historic and current contexts with the use of Scripture led by Pastor Patten. Questions, interest, or study guide information?  Contact Pastor Patten.

Tuesdays – Eastside Bible Study

Eastside Bible Study, meets every Tuesday at 7 PM, gathering at different homes. This group will be doing a 6 week study on “Justification and Sanctification”, from the Lutheran Difference Series. Eastside Bible Study meets at different member’s homes. Questions? Contact the church office.

Thursdays – West Side Bible Study

West Side Bible Study  meets at 7 PM on the second and third Thursday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church (6520 Loma de Cristo Dr.), on the West side.  We invite you to join us as we look at “The Exile” in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Questions, interest, or need further directions?  Please call Pastor Patten.

Thursdays – Lower Valley Bible Study

Lower Valley Bible Study meets at 9:30 AM on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Rio Norte Retirement Community, 1941 Saul Kleinfeld Dr. Consider joining us. We are currently studying various concepts from Scripture. Please contact Patty Myers if you have further questions.

New Member Classes (contact to schedule)

Here you can receive an overview of the ten key bible-truths that form and guide everything we do as Lutheran Christians. These classes are offered continually throughout the year on a revolving basis, meaning you can begin at any time. Contact us to find out the current schedule. If you haven’t been active or part of a church before, this is the perfect place to begin learning about the Christian faith. If you are a life-long Christian and want to refresh your learning this is also the place to be.

Online Course on Christianity (anytime)

Any day or night, you can now access the God Connects: Online Course on Christianity on Zion’s website, courtesy of the Lutheran Hour Ministries.

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