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Below you will find a brief historical sketch of Zion's existence as a Christian congregation together with basic information that sets us apart as a community of Christians.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation of Christians whose chief desire is to hear and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that the Bible is God's holy word and is given to us on earth to know the way to everlasting life through faith in Jesus, who is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.


Zion first began back in the 1980s as Christians who desired to hear nothing but God's truth began meeting in hotel rooms and homes in the greater Atlanta area. We first established Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and chose a semi-permanent location in Lawrenceville, GA until such a time as we were, with the Lord's blessings, able to find a permanent home for our church.  With the Lord's blessing, we were able to purchase a permanent location just south of Loganville, GA. 


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is an evangelical church, in the original sense of the word. Evangelical simply means "good news." We exist for the purpose of proclaiming the good news that God has forgiven the sins of the world through the cross of Jesus Christ. This is the Great Commission which Jesus entrusted to His believers.


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is also a Lutheran church. We continue to hold to and to teach the truths of the Bible as they were brought back to light during the Reformation in the 1500s. We are happy to take on the name of Martin Luther only insofar as he himself was captive to the Word of God. Like Luther, we also recognize that there is only one name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved, and that one name is Jesus Christ.


As a Lutheran church, we believe and confess the following:

  • The Bible is the holy, inerrant Word of God and is therefore the only reliable guide for faith and life.

  • The God of the Bible is the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • The world and universe were created by the power of God's Word in six 24-hour days.

  • Sin and death entered into God's perfect creation through Adam and Eve who were seduced by Satan.

  • In love for the world, the Father sent His Son into the world to bear the punishment for our sins.

  • Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of the Father who became a man for our salvation.

  • Through the suffering and death of Jesus on the cross God has taken away the sin of the world.

  • By the Holy Spirit, God calls sinners to faith in Jesus and thereby delivers to them the benefits of Jesus' cross.

  • The Holy Spirit works the miracle of faith in the hearts of sinners through the means of grace, that is, through the preaching of the Gospel and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper.

  • All to whom are granted this faith in Jesus are members of Christ's Church and will live forever in heaven.

  • Those who believe in Jesus are called to be lights in the world by loving and doing good to all people.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is associated with other churches throughout the United States and the world who share in these beliefs. You can find a list of these other churches by visiting our synodical web page at Church of the Lutheran Confession.

founded on God's Word
the Bible
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