Our Joy:

Live a Life of Generosity

At our church, we believe life is a long-term mission trip, and every day is a short-term mission opportunity. God's word makes it clear that it's our job to share the love of Christ with people we see every day, whether we're in our local community, or halfway across the world. And this mission not only impacts those we serve, but it is a pathway to spiritual transformation in our own lives. 


There are so many ways to serve locally through New Zion, as well as getting involved in global efforts to spread the Gospel of Christ. Whether you feel called to the Lee Road area or another continent, we want to empower you to do the work God has called you to. Get involved today!

Children's Ministry

Sunday Activities

     Sunday School: (All Ages 9:15am) Sunday School is a time for children to come and learn about God and his wonderful grace in age appropriate classes. We even have classes for infants so that parents can attend an adult class.

 

Children’s Church: (Ages 4 - 2nd grade 10:30am) Children’s Church is a time for children to experience a Bible study on their level during our Sunday morning worship. Children attend the worship service with their parents for the music portion and are then dismissed before the pastor begins to preach. 


Children's Choir: (K-6th grade) The Children's Choir will meet in the FMC at 6 PM on Wednesdays

 


student ministry

Being disciples that make disciples is the core of our Student Ministry at New Zion Baptist Church. Jesus doesn't call us to live life alone for Him, but He wants us to follow Him together. We invest our lives into others in the name of Christ. We are sending transformed students into the world to make an impact for Christ and His kingdom.


Sundays:   Sunday School 9:15 am

                   Discipleship 5:00 pm (during school semesters)


Wednesdays:  "One" Youth Worship 5:00 pm (Youth Room)




women's ministry

       Women on Mission meet monthly on a Monday night. They enjoy a

wonderful time of fellowship and share needs and common concerns. Then,like Jesus, they act on these matters. They pray for these requests. They give money where needed. They go and serve where they can. They also strive to inform and educate our church on the work and needs of state, national, and international missions, including an emphasis on prayer, giving, and going. 

     The WMU also provides support and guidance to our preschoolers (Mission Friends) and our girls in grades 1-6 (Girls in Action, or G.A.'s). Our boys in grades 1-6 (Royal Ambassadors, or R.A.'s) also meet on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.


Men's ministry

The Men's Ministry at New Zion Baptist Church seeks to equip, train, and disciple men to be strong, Godly leaders in their homes, churches, and communities. We strive to achieve these goals through various events, fellowships, and ministry projects that train up Godly men. We desire to see the men in our church become courageous men of God who live for him in every aspect of their lives. The Men's Ministry also sponsors the Royal Ambassadors, or "R.A.'s" for boys in grades 1-6. 

Senior adult ministry

    We have an active Seniors group here at New Zion called the "Silver Sonshiners". We have about 70 seniors in our group. Anyone 55 or older from our church can join in on the fun. We usually have an outing or in-church activity every month out of the year. Previous activities have included the WWII Museum, Houma's House Plantation, Nottaway Plantation, The Cajun Man's Swamp Tour, Baton Rouge Planetarium, Camp Living Waters Senior Fest, Bluegrass Music in Angie, LA, Nissan Car Plant Tour in Mississippi, The Infinity Space Museum, etc. There's always a great restaurant to accompany all of our outings. We also have taken senior trips to Eureka Springs, Arkansas (The Great Passion Play), as well as going to Exploration in Antiquities and Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA.

     In-Church activities are our February Seafood Gumbo Luncheon, "Dinner & a Movie," and our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. We are always challenged by our Pastor, Bro. Clark Stewart, to let our "Light Shine for Christ." We have good music, great entertainment, and lots of Christian fun and fellowship. Come Join Us!

                                                              

real moms

  The Bible tells us in Titus that the older women should minister to the younger. There is so much we can learn from one another! I don't know about you, but my beautiful chaos could use all the wisdom we can get! And let's be honest, we could all use a break from time to time! So, if you just found out you are expecting, just found out your gonna be a grandma, are an adoptive parent or anywhere in between; we want to be here for you!

     What does "REAL" mean anyway?! Well, I'm glad you asked!


R stands for relational; we want to get to know you and your family. Not just the "hi how are ya" know but the "your burdens are my burdens" kind of know. 


E is for encouraging. This Mommy business is hard work and we want to encourage you, lift you up and let you know you are not alone! 


A represents accountability. As women of God we should be holding each other accountable to be women, wives and mothers who honor God. We all fall, we all make mistakes and we all lose it sometimes but there is forgiveness in Christ! God wants us to bring Him glory through our families and other relationships. 


L is for Laughter! Yep, because sometimes in the chaos of life, that is all you can do to stay sane! 


     We will be going through a Bible study this year called Missional Motherhood. It will teach us how our Motherhood is a mission from God! That even though there are endless seas of laundry and dishes God has a purpose and you are way more than "just a mom!"

     We usually meet the second Monday of every month except July and August. Meetings are from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm upstairs in the youth room of the FMC building.

     All of our meetings are pot luck with a food theme so we know what type of food to bring. Food is not required for attendance! We understand that sometimes life is crazy and preparing food can be tough with our wild schedules, so just come anyway. We'll have plenty!

     Childcare is provided and we will feed your kiddos too! 

Lunch Ministry

At New Zion, we have a ministry to shut-ins and physically handicapped persons. Each Thursday volunteers, mostly senior adults, gather at our Family Ministry Center and begin preparing hot meals for delivery to needy people in the community. These are not necessarily members of New Zion and on any given week more than half of the recipients are not members of New Zion. These people live throughout the ministry area of the church. Some of these families live as far away as Bush, Folsom, Covington, or Abita Springs but most are concentrated within a few miles of the church.

     Meal preparation begins at 8:00AM and is usually ready by 10:30 at which time those who will deliver arrive and together with cooks, dish washers and delivery personnel we have a prayer time. After the prayer, the serving line is formed and meals are served into slotted plates with lids.

     Delivery personnel then distribute the meals to individual homes. At present we are serving at near capacity which is somewhere around 75-80. We are blessed to be using our new kitchen and larger facilities in our new Family Ministry Center. The limiting factor will always be the number of dedicated volunteers who are faithful to be present every Thursday to help with the work.