Who We Are: Our Church: We are here to serve you with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We invite you to find rest for your soul as you worship the Lord Jesus and study God's Word with us. We invite you to share fellowship of committed Christians working together and helping one another to grow in Christ. We offer a free course of Bible study to prepare you for church membership. OUR Synod: As men, women and children united in faith and worship by the Word of God, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) exists to make disciples throughout the world for time and for eternity, using the gospel to win the lost for Christ and to nurture believers for lives of Christian service, all to the Glory of God. Our Schools: Zion is one of two congregations that supports and operates Illinois Lutheran Elementary (formally Crete Lutheran Elementary) and Illinois Lutheran High School and Junior High. The schools provide quality Christian education to students of the church and community, nurturing and reaching souls for time and eternity. We Believe: In an age of anxiety, we still believe that peace comes from Jesus Christ, the Son of God. In an age of confusion, we still believe that the Bible is the Word of God, inerrant and infallible. In an age of doubt, we still believe that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. In an age of guilt, we still believe that Jesus died on the cross to remove the power of sin and Satan from our lives. In an age of reason, we still believe that God is at work in the sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. In an age of constant change, we still believe in the unchanging Holy Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The WELS is a truly Lutheran body based on the apostolic, Christian Faith.