2021: The Year of Becoming


July 1st, 2021

Dear Zion’s River!

We’re excited to be back with so many of you on Sunday mornings!

While the world is still struggling on many levels with the pandemic, it’s great to see the church continuing to thrive in the midst of it all.

And why is that?

Look at what the Lord says, “It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 2:2-3, ESV)

No matter what is happening in the world, the “house of the Lord” remains the place where the hungry go to be satisfied with something that can only come from heaven.

We will not shrink from this mission—to create a space to reach and equip all for this full life Jesus promised which flows from the throne room of God.

Armed with this truth, I want to encourage you all to attend services (in-house and online) with zealous expectation. The Church stands apart from the world, and although we’re in the world, we are not of it. We carry something the world does not have access to. And so we believe the Lord has established Zion’s River as a “mountain” from which God’s supernatural provision flows. Come knowing that God will meet us here!

We are a move of God in the earth! We don’t offer political solutions for spiritual problems. We offer what comes from the throne room of God to meet a real hunger in you.

Thank you for partnering with us in bringing this Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven! You are our joy as we see the Lord having real impact in real lives.

If you want to know how you can expand your support to this move of God through Zion’s River, consider these:

  • PRAY…and then pray some more. Prayer is not the least of our requests; it is primary. Prayer looses things that would otherwise remain stuck.

    The ministry always carries a bullseye target on its back. The enemy knows how to divide and conquer. Pray that the leadership and every level of work would be protected.

    Pray that the power of God we see in Jesus would be the same power operating within the bride.

    Where there is prayer, there are always miracles!
  • SERVE because Jesus washed His disciples’ feet. Only in serving do we discover the true heart of the Kingdom.

    Our service opens the Kingdom to our kids, youth, and all other areas of engagement.

    We need help in all areas of ministry, especially now that people are coming back to in-house services. Without your help, we will not be able to fully open all areas of ministry. Find out more HERE.

    So, be part of the body and help us make it healthy. When all hands are on deck, all the needs get met.
  • GIVE generously. Without financial resource, the ministry God has gifted to us cannot grow, expand, or increase. It’s a simple truth, but real!
    As we are working on projects in several areas of the building throughout this summer, we still need your generous gifts to completely fund what God has given us to expand. So, we ask you to continue to pray and give as the Lord moves.

    We also have a vision to see the sanctuary for our services upgraded. We believe the experience of God’s presence and Word are central to the mission. Your gifts give us the ability to touch lives, both in the house as well as in our broadcasting online. We are excited to expand our capacity to bring the world more of the presence and Word of Jesus.

    To that end, we have set as a goal an additional $200K over the loan we have already obtained. If you would pray and allow the Holy Spirit to move your heart to give, I know that we can create a space that truly gives our partners an enhanced ability to hear from the Lord as well as experience His presence.

    To help in your giving, you will find a to donate link HERE. The link will take you to a place where you can highlight any extra giving that you would like to contribute above your normal tithes or offerings.

Again, thank you for your partnership in bringing the Gospel of the Kingdom! This endeavor which we call Zion’s River desires one thing: “To see all healed, released, and restored to their God-given story by the power and love of Jesus.” Let’s join hands to see the dream fulfilled.

With great love for you all,

Jim Sheen
Lead Pastor
Zion’s River