The History of ZEBS and ZBC
Recognizing that most Zionist churches mix African Traditional Religion with Christian practices, “Zion Evangelical Bible Schools” began at Umtata, South Africa, in 1995. Expanding beyond South Africa’s borders, the ZEBS ministry birthed Swaziland’s “Zion Bible Colleges” in 2004.
ZEBS and ZBC schools train up, disciple, and partner with national pastors and leaders as together we study the Word of God. These Zion Bible schools are essential to our mission to provide Biblical training and discipleship to amaZioni. ZEMA’s focus is to partner with African nationals, assist and support the next generation of teachers and spiritual leaders, and allow Africans themselves to examine their lives and practices as they study God’s Word and discern Biblical Truth.
Through ZEBS and ZBC, Zionists have the opportunity to learn God’s Word, grow in their relationship with Him, connect with other Zionists, and see their local congregations grow as a meaningful part of the Body of Christ. We in ZEMA are privileged to witness the Spirit of God use the Word of God to impact lives. We aim to partner with amaZioni in culturally relevant ways and consistent with the Bible’s teachings. ZEMA partners have an open door to partner with many Zionist leaders. Our common ground is a desire to know God and study His Word.
There are 87 Bible schools in Southern Africa with 2,400 students in total. The success of these schools demonstrate ZEMA accomplishing its purpose: together with the Zionists, we are becoming mature disciples of Jesus Christ, serving Him as He grows His kingdom in Southern Africa.
Together. Maturing. Serving. Growing.