Nondenominational Christianity

The Church of Christ in Zion, Illinois (Lake County) is made up of people who are simply Christians, without being members of any denomination—and you can be too!

Our goal is to present the stories of the Bible in their proper historical and cultural context. The Bible class curriculum for our children and the Bible study guides for adults are prepared by members of this congregation and are well adapted to the needs of the students. The printing and production of these handouts and teaching aids are both expensive and time-consuming, but the brethren here believe such efforts are well worth the effort—the souls of our children and the future of this congregation depend upon a well-balanced teaching program. Printed sermon outlines are also prepared for every lesson so those in the audience can easily follow along.


Our meetinghouse is located at 2340 Lewis Avenue in Zion, Illinois, just a mile from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center. Our membership includes Christians from the local area, as well as those who travel from places in Illinois like Gurnee, Round Lake, Antioch, Waukegan, Lake Villa, Grayslake, the Great Lakes Naval Base, and Chicago, as well as from cities in Wisconsin, such as Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee.

Schedule of Services

Sunday Morning Bible Classes … 9:45 a.m
Sunday Morning Worship Serivces … 10:45 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship Serivces … 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Classes … 7:15 p.m.
Phone: (847) 872-7312

New Books On This Site

The Early Years Of Saul Of Tarsus

The Early Years Of Saul Of Tarsus (second edition). While numerous volumes have been dedicated to chronicling the Apostle Paul's missionary endeavors, scant attention is often given to his formative years in Tarsus of Cilicia. Raised as a Jew in a cosmopolitan Roman setting distant from Israel, Saul likely never anticipated the profound impact his upbringing in Tarsus would have on his future. Yet, in this diverse environment, he honed his intellect and engaged with individuals from various walks of life, an experience unmatched in Israel (PDF file size: 10.4 MB).

In The Fullness Of Time. Our Lord came into the world at the perfect moment in human history, or, as Paul would say, He came “in the fullness of time” (Gal 4:4). Bible students can see God’s providential hand moving behind the scenes of human history to direct world events to prepare for the coming of His Son. Throughout the centuries, God’s divine oversight of the world’s affairs had prepared men and nations for the Messiah and the proclamation of the gospel. This book contains nine very detailed sermon outlines that explain why the first century AD was the perfect time for Christ to come into the world (80 pages with 20 color photographs; PDF file size: 16 MB).

The Great Sanhedrin was the highest religious, political, legal, legislative, and judicial body among the Jews during the Second Temple period. This body was composed of 71 members, presided over by the High Priest. The Sadducees, a sect mainly composed of priests, dominated the Sanhedrin, but the Pharisees were also represented. This book contains six sermon outlines dealing with the history, organization, and power of the Sanhedrin. It also covers the trials of Christ and His apostles (45 pages; PDF file size: 4.5 MB).

Lucius Aelius Sejanus was executed for treason on October 18, AD 31, and just a year and a half later, our Lord stood before Pontius Pilate. Sejanus is not mentioned in any of the four gospels, but his shadow is seen in Pilate's judgment hall (12 pages; PDF file size: 811k).


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