Local & Global Missions

Zion’s Core Values for Serving: Food, Shelter, Care for the Vulnerable, and Local & Global Missions

Zion’s Core Values for Serving guide who we are and how God is calling us to respond.
The core value for local and global missions means we serve the needs of community at home and abroad.

Camp Wapo

Zion financially supports Camp Wapo, a Lutheran Bible camp located in Amery, Wisconsin. Each year Zion sends youth of all ages to experience God’s love at this beautiful camp setting.

St. Paul Evangelical Alabek/Lutheran Center and Clinic

Under the leadership of Pastor Mawien Ariik, ELCA Missionary to South Sudan, and financial support from Zion Lutheran Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church and Primary School continues to grow and a new Lutheran Center and Clinic have recently been constructed.

Nicaragua ILFE

Zion Lutheran Church and The Lutheran Church of Faith and Hope (Igelsia Luterana de Nicaragua Fe Y Esperanza) have a long and rich history of partnership in ministry and have been companion churches since February 2013.


Pastor Steven Deal, ELCA Missionary in Central America
Pastor Mawien Ariik, ELCA Missionary in South Sudan
Steve and Kim Blewett, Missionaries in Papua New Guinea

Volunteer Opportunities

The Gathering is Seeking Volunteers

The Gathering at Zion provides family caregivers the opportunity to receive several hours of respite. Our dedicated volunteers provide friendship, social stimulation, and support to persons with memory loss in a safe and enjoyable environment. Volunteers typically...

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Family Promise Volunteers Needed

Zion will next host Family Promise May 27 - June 3, 2018. This county-wide program provides transitional housing for families needing and willing to work on obtaining employment and housing. The families are provided shelter, meals and a welcoming environment during...

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Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed

Please consider being a driver for Meals on Wheels the week of June 4-8. To sign-up or for more information contact Suzanne Gaboury Volunteer / Membership Coordinator at sgaboury@zionanoka.org. Thanks for your willingness to serve the people in our community!...

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Category: Volunteer Opportunities