ZION Development is a Christian community development organization. We are also a ministry of Zion Lutheran Church from which we gain our vision and values. In fact, ZION Development is one of several other ministries that were started by Zion Church. The others are Patriots' Gateway Center, Zion Outreach Ministries and Zion Lutheran's own projects and programs. Furthermore, ZION Development regularly collaborates with many other faith-based organizations including Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries (RALM), the MidTown Parish churches and Rockford Urban Ministries.
ZION Development maintains these collaborative relationships with other faith-oriented organizations very intentionally because we believe that Christ is, in fact, to Son of God, that God calls us to love Him and to love our neighbor. A neighborhood, indeed every community, needs spiritual power and a loving direction to keep it healthy and focused on what is important and truly helpful.