Events

End of Month Prayer and Fasting

Prayer and Fasting cannot be separated from one another. They are always linked together in a season of high consecration or when seeking God’s intervention for a specific circumstance (Lk 5:33; 2:37). Fasting without intentional times of praying is starvation. That’s why ZCOD is excited to introduce the End of the Month Prayer and Fasting for our disciples. This is a 7-day spirit-filled program that aims to help our disciples to drawer nearer to God, grow in grace and receive power to live righteously unto the Lord.

Prayer-A-Thon

This quarterly and a month-long program is our extended version of the End of Month Prayer and Fasting program. The Prayer-A-Thon is a great way for our disciples to rekindle their fire (Revival) for God. This program features a daily assigned chapter of a book of the bible; nightly corporate prayers (Prayer Line, Zoom or ZCOD sanctuary) and fasting in the first and last week of the Prayer-A-Thon. This will help you to overcome your spiritual rut and empower you to live and walk holy with the Lord.

Heart Cry Prayer and Fasting

The bible says: “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?… For as [a man] thinketh in his heart, so is he: eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee” (Jer 17:9 & Prov 23:7). Brethren, by reason of these scriptures, ZCOD solemnly conducts a yearly 7-day spiritual-heart-check program for every man/woman to examine their character and Christian conduct according to the Scriptures. It is ZCOD’s deepest desire that this program would cause God’s people to “humble themselves, and pray, and seek [God’s face] and turn from their wicked ways”, for God to hear our prayers, forgive our sins and heal the land and the church.

New Year Covenant Seed

Our God, Jesus, is a covenant-keeping God. “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should [change His mind]”. God will never break His eternal covenant with His people. Therefore, as we have entered into a covenant relationship with Him, we at ZCOD as a reminder for us yearly, renew our covenant to walk with Him forever; His promises of divine healing and health; and no premature-death among us.

Crossover Night

As every year comes to an end, we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new year with fullness of joy and great anticipation of what God has in store for His people (individually and collectively). One of ZCOD’s most anticipated programs during the year is the New Year’s Eve Service, which we have dubbed as The Crossover Night. This is a Church Service for those who wish to end the year and begin the brand-new year in God’s presence. It’s also a service for sober reflection of God’s mercies and goodness as our disciples offer thanksgiving testimonies for the old year and prayers for divine guidance and protection in the new year.

End of Year / New Year Fasting

As every year draws to an end and looking forward to the new year, we call for a 14-day prayer and fasting season. We fast and pray in the last week of December to reflect and thank the Lord for seeing us through the expiring year. Also, we fast and pray in the first week of the new year to commit it unto the Lord for fruitfulness throughout the year. This is a critical prayer and fasting season that helps to shape ZCOD’s church programs for the entire year.

Baby Dedications

ZCOD gladly welcomes and dedicates babies of our members and (non-members, on case-by-case basis) that fits the biblical definition of a family. This event features a prayer of consecration for the baby and the family; also, a call for the congregation to rededicate and consecrate themselves unto the Lord. The baby dedication is followed by a HUGE variety of dishes and fellowshipping in our spectacular lobby.

Pastoral Retreat

Every June, we encourage our pastor to take a little time (30 days) away from the demand of ministry. We believe that this retreat offers him an opportunity to regain his vitality and deepen his relationship with God. We at Zion distinguish a pastoral retreat from a vacation. Our pastoral retreat entails a season of fasting and prayer and high level of consecration (like Moses on Mount Sinai – Ex 34:28). To God be the glory, our pastor always comes back from his retreat refreshed and ready to take on the challenges of ministry for the remainder of the year.