Education at Zion

German Language School

For 86 years, the German Language School has offered an opportunity for children and adults to get acquainted with and learn the German language. We offer classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.

REGISTRATION for SCHULJAHR 2016 - 2017: September 10, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CLASS TIMES: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES: Saturday, September 17, 2016
END OF CLASSES: May 6, 2017 (Graduation and Maifest celebration)

English as a Second Language

The classes for English As a Second Language are now in their second year. Each Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. the Sunday School Room is buzzing with tutors and learners. There are now even teams meeting at other times and in other locations. Learners recommend the program to their friends because they recognize the improvements they are making in their language skills. And, just as important, they have found a family made up of learners and tutors who share joys, sorrows, meals, and trips around the city.

Adult Forum

At 10:15 to 11:05 the Adult Forum will meet in the Sunday School room. Using Paul's letters to the Thessalonians we will discuss how Christians "become the gospel" as we live our lives in the 21st century. We will explore the ways in which we can actually be the body of the Christ in our community. This is a real challenge that has been confronting followers of Christ for the last two thousand years. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.


A new season of catechism classes has begun. Bring a bag lunch or eat before you come, and join us from 12:30 until 2:00 PM on second and fourth Sundays of the month. All youth in 7th grade and above are invited and encouraged to join us, including those who have already been confirmed. The pastors will teach this class.

Tuesday Noon-Day Bible Study Group

The Tuesday Noon-Day Bible Study Group is beginning a new course. We will be looking at what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Paul's letters to the Thessalonians seems to be a good place to start. He gives excellent advice for spiritual formation which is necessary in order to actually become the Gospel. Join us for study and prayer in the church parlor on Tuesdays from 12 noon to 1pm.