Thank you for visiting our website! Please enjoy your time here, click around to learn more about our ministries and what we believe, read through the Frequently Asked Questions below, listen to a message or two from Bishop Ed, and let us know if you have any further questions.
We invite you to experience Zoe in person. We know that looking for a new church can be intimidating, so whether you’ve grown up in church, never been to church, or are coming back to church, our desire is that you feel welcomed and accepted. We look forward to meeting you and your family.
What kind of church is Zoe Christian Fellowship?
Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier is a non-denominational, congregational church founded upon God’s Word. Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs.
Membership in a congregational church carries a special privilege: it is the privilege of partnership. Our members are invited to join us in advancing the Kingdom of God through sound biblical teaching, discipleship, ministry outreach, and global missions.
What time and how long are your Sunday services?
Zoe offers two services on Sunday at 8:00am and 10:30am. Both of our services offer great contemporary music, a relevant message, a welcoming, loving atmosphere, and friendly people who are eager to meet you and connect with you.
Our services are virtually identical, so feel free to come at the service time that is most convenient for you.
Our services last approximately 1.5 hours. We recommend arriving about 15 minutes before the service to allow time for parking and seating.
What is your worship like?
Worship through music is a high priority for Zoe, as we believe our praise ushers in the Holy Spirit. Our praise team and choirs minister contemporary worship songs with a full band. Our gifted musicians and singers also present original worship songs and music as they allow the Holy Spirit to flow through them.
We also believe in worshiping God through dance and drama. Zoe has a special focus in the creative arts. We use music, song, dance, drama, as well as technology, such as video presentations, to worship God and teach His word.
We are excited to use our anointed time of praise and worship as an avenue to worship God. We want everyone who comes through the door to experience the life changing power of worship through music, according to Psalm 100:1-4.
Where will my kids go?
Zoe is a family friendly church with a strong commitment to building a Godly foundation in our children, youth and young adults. We offer specialized ministry for children and youth of all ages – from infants through teenagers.
- Zoe Little Kidz Ministry focuses on pre-school and kindergarten-aged children. Infant care is provided for babies eight weeks and up.
- Zoe Kidz Ministry is designed for elementary school-aged children.
- Zoe’s “The Bridge” Ministry is for junior high school students in seventh and eighth grade.
Zoe Kidz and Zoe Little Kidz ministries are offered every Sunday during both the 8am and 10:30am services, as well as for Wednesday evening Bible Study at 7pm.
Our dynamic Synergy Ministry for junior high and high school students is offered 2nd and 3rd Sunday during our 10:30am service only, as well as for Wednesday evening Bible Study at 7pm.
All of our children and youth ministries allow your children to experience the promises of God through praise, worship and biblical instruction, according to Matthew 19:14.
What should I wear?
There is no dress code at our church. Some people dress up, and just as many come dressed casually. When you worship with us you should be comfortable. Your comfort may be traditional church attire, jeans and sneakers or business casual. Come as you are! Matthew 11:28-30
Will I be asked to give an offering?
As a guest, you are welcome but not expected to make an offering. The Tithes and Offerings portion of our service is a time of celebration at Zoe. Our members are excited to give as part of their commitment to God and the church, according to Luke 6:38.
As a visitor, will I have to say anything or be singled out?
You will not be asked to say anything or introduce yourself as a visitor. As our way of welcoming you, we do ask all of our guests to raise their hand so that we may greet you. You will be given a guest information card to fill out if you would like more information about our church. After our services, you will be invited to attend a brief First Time Visitors reception to welcome you, introduce ourselves, and give you more information about our church. If you prefer not to stand or attend the First Time Visitors Reception, though, that is fine, too. We do not want you to do anything that would make you feel uncomfortable. Luke 19:34
If I need prayer, will Zoe pray for me?
Zoe is a praying church. We have intercessory prayer before each service. We pray corporately on Monday evenings at 7:00pm. During most services, the Pastor will invite those who are in need of healing to come forward, have anointed hands laid on them, and be prayed for to receive their healing, according to Mark 16:17-18. An invitation is given after each service for those who are in need of salvation or prayer to come forward and be prayed for by a member of our intercessory prayer team. If you wish, you may also send prayer requests through the Prayer Request form on our website or call the church office. Your prayer request will be forwarded to one of our ministry leaders.
Does your church take Communion?
Communion is taken on the first Sunday of each month. All believers in Christ are welcome to participate. 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
Will I have a chance to meet the Pastor?
Pastor Ed and First Lady Vanessa look forward to meeting visitors and spending time with members after each service. They are usually available in the foyer to greet visitors and friends, as well as speak with those who have questions about the church or the message of the morning.
What does Zoe mean?
The word Zoe is a Greek word meaning “the God kind of life.” Zoe is the life that Jesus wanted us to have according to St. John 10:10.
Who attends Zoe?
Our members and visitors are young and old, single and married, with and without children. The majority of our members are families with children and teenagers, but there are also those who are young married couples, and singles of all ages.
Need More Information?
On Sunday mornings, hostesses, ushers and friendly Zoe members are always on hand to talk with you and answer any questions you might have about our church. You may also contact the church office at 562-906-5000. We look forward to getting to know you!
We welcome people from all backgrounds and hope you’ll join us for a Sunday Service!