Our mission at Zion is to give glory to the Triune God by being the Body of Christ as He is impacting, transforming, and empowering us for His Kingdom.
We want to impact people in Northeast Iowa and from every tribe, tongue and nation with the Word of God and the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through evangelism, missions, and the ordinary ministry of the Word, we pray the Lord of the Harvest to use “Garner” for His Kingdom and His glory.
Through the ministry of the Word and Sacraments, we pray we will become a discipled people who are faithful to their Savior. We want our worship to be regulated by Scripture, and conform to the New Testament even as it transforms our lives:
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. (Acts 2:42)
Christ has promised us His Spirit for all that we need in life and godliness, and through Bible studies, Christian education, and leading by our Diaconate, we pray that God would use us as He sees fit.
We are governed by our Consistory, made up of qualified men ordained to the offices of elder and deacon. Together with our minister, they are our under-shepherds as we follow the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
According to Scripture, elders give oversight and leadership to the spiritual needs of our congregation (1 Timothy 3; Titus 1; 1 Peter 5). Our deacons work together to make sure the physical needs of our covenant members are being addressed by God’s grace (Acts 6; Romans 12; 1 Timothy 3). Each officer serves a three year term.
We subscribe the historic documents of our Reformed heritage, the Three Forms of Unity: the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dordt.