Glory of Zion International Ministries
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Glory of Zion International Ministries is a "One New Man" ministry that connects people of all nations, backgrounds, races, and walks of life so that we may worship together as one. Ultimately, this is a reflection of God's original intent: the joining of Jew and Gentile together (Eph. 2:15). We desire to support apostolic-prophetic leadership in mobilizing a Kingdom remnant in their cities, provinces and nations. We also long to see Apostolic Centers established from nation to nation. Led by Dr. Charles "Chuck" D. Pierce, Glory of Zion International expresses the heart and mind of God to individuals, cities, territories and nations, helping them to advance in their own calls.
MORE ON "ONE NEW MAN" AND ISRAEL
God WAS before creation and ordered all of the processes in Earth. He formed a relationship with humans. Abraham was the first one with whom He "cut" covenant in the Earth. From His covenant with us He formed a land and a people, Israel, to fulfill His plans in the Earth. God will not violate His covenant. He came to His covenant people first to redeem and restore communion to Himself. The people of Israel, the Jews, even in times of unbelief, are still His covenant people. When they rejected Him, He came to the Gentiles. We, "wild olive branches," are grafted into the root of Abraham to share in Israel's blessings. God has promised great blessing to the land of Israel and its people (Dt. 28), and we can share in those blessings by faith. We have not replaced Israel, but are called to intercede for Israel's full restoration. God's goal is for Jew and Gentile to be united in faith as "One New Man," enjoying together the fullness of Abraham's blessings. As those who have been grafted into God's covenant, we are called to stand with God's covenant land, Israel. Every nation will be reconciled around this land (Eph. 2:11-18).
Today, the promise of "One New Man" goes beyond gender, race and ethnicity. In fact, its foundation is found when we let go of our worldly representations and bring down the walls that would keep our gifts separated and our spirits bound to a legalistic, worldly structure.
PO Box 1601
Denton, TX 76202
Email: [email protected]
CEO/President: Chuck Pierce
Board size: 6
Founder: Chuck Pierce
Ruling year: 2002
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end: 03/31
Member of ECFA: No
Member of ECFA since:
Led by Dr. Charles "Chuck" D. Pierce, Glory of Zion International expresses the heart and mind of God to individuals, cities, territories and nations, helping them to advance in their own calls.
To provide and support Christian ministry throughout the world including but not limited to the training of people for Christian ministry and service, train Christian leaders in understanding the spiritual dynamics of their mission field, and how to establish, plant, and support Christian churches in the field.
Statement of faith
Our Father In Heaven
The covenant keeping God is the Father of all humankind. The Father loves you and has a good plan for your life! God is the Father of your spirit (Hebrews 2:1). Your human bloodline may have issues, but your spirit comes from God. Though He used a male and female in your creation, He knit you together in your mother's womb (Ps 139). If you know that, you can overcome any adverse inheritance in your bloodline. God loves you enough and is committed to you to accomplish His plan for your life. If you will agree with God, He is faithful to bring you into the fullness of your unique, destined plan (Phil. 1:6). To learn more, we recommend you read Time to Defeat the Devil.
Jesus, Yeshua, The Messiah
God loves you so much that He sent His Son (John 3:16). He came and dwelt among us to reveal the Father. Yeshua, Jesus of Nazareth, for 40 days withstood the enemy and adversary of our soul, Satan, and overcame every temptation that would be known to humankind. He submitted Himself to the Father of creation and became a sacrifice upon a tree for all humankind. This liberated us from the curse of death and destruction. This also caused the schism between Father-God and humankind to be reconciled. Because of the shedding of His blood, we now have access to come boldly before Father. Jesus perfectly represented the Father of creation to the earth realm. Through our relationship with Yeshua, Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, we can now know our Father and have eternal Life. To learn more, we recommend you read Messianic Church Arising
The Holy Spirit
Jesus overcame death, hell and the grave, and ascended to sit at Father's right hand. In ascending, He left Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, here in the earth. The Holy Spirit comes to release the life and holiness of God to us. He points us to the fullness of Jesus. He desires to make us supernatural creatures, equipped to do the works of God in the earth. The Holy Spirit, working through humans, is the restraining force of evil in the earth realm. To learn more, we recommend you read The Book of Acts: A Commentary.
Jesus was and is the Word incarnate. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. The whole Bible is ours. All Scripture (Old and New Testaments) is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for us today. The Old Testament is just as much a revelation of the Father's heart as the New Testament. Under the New Covenant, however, we relate the Scriptures through Grace. Our relationship with God is not based on an external, legalistic code, but on the life of God dwelling in us through His Spirit. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10). To learn more, we recommend you watch Issachar - How to Study the Bible.
Law and Grace
The law was not given as a "works" system through which we could earn acceptance with God. Biblically, "Law" means "the teaching of God." Law was given as a picture of God's character and a window into God's heart. Because God knew we could never achieve the righteousness the Law described, He sent Jesus as the ultimate manifestation of His grace and love. Through the New Covenant, God's law is now written in and on our hearts. The path to righteousness is not through striving to keep an external standard, but in allowing Holy Spirit to produce His fruit in us. To learn more, we recommend you read Set Yourself Free.
Redemption and Restoration
Your past does not have to control your future. You can disqualify yourself from ministry by choosing to violate God's Word, but if you truly repent, God will always open a path to restoration. Your destiny is not ruined when you make a mistake. A key to walking in restoration and blessing is the concept of firstfruits. If we bring God our best, then He will bless the rest. To learn more, we recommend you read Redeeming the Time and Possessing Your Inheritance.
Celebrating Firstfruits and Giving
Proverbs 3:9-10 says, "Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine." When we choose to give Him the first of our time and increase, He sanctifies both our time and our finances. We also position ourselves to hear the revelation and receive the blessings that the LORD prepared for this time frame. Firstfruits is different from the tithe and the offering of gifts. It's not about a specific amount, but rather relative to the aspect of faith you're operating in and what God is requiring of you for that time. To learn more, read A Time to Advance and A Time to Prosper.
Communion with God through Demonstrative and Intimate Worship: A Faith Expression
Worship is more than the beautiful focus of relationship with and adoration of our Creator-God, it's a higher call to exercise His will. What God is saying and doing in heaven has to be manifested here on earth - that's where we come in. As we worship, our adoration ascends to His throne, and it's through this process that we gain the effective revelation we need to overcome. We are called to establish God's manifest presence and power in a place so that from that place we can be sent forth. To learn more, we recommend reading Worship As It Is In Heaven, Worship Warrior, and Moving With Heaven: God Is.
The Operation of Spiritual Gifts
When Jesus ascended He gave gifts to humankind. These gifts enable God's people to operate in supernatural dimensions and thereby accomplish the Father's purposes in the earth. God calls all His people to minister with these gifts - regardless of gender, race, identity or past sin. God provided a specific order and alignment for these gifts (first apostle, second prophet, third teacher...) so that His people can be equipped to function as a mighty army in the earth. The Holy Spirit is in the earth to manifest these gifts in God's people, from generation to generation. To learn more, we recommend reading Experiencing the Spirit and Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow.
The Kingdom of God and Apostolic Government
We serve a King who is advancing a Kingdom. The King has chosen to position His Kingdom within humankind. He sends those who have His Kingdom within them into every aspect of society's culture. The Kingdom of God is here now! The seven mountains of society are meant to be influenced and dominated by the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom has Jesus Christ as the cornerstone and apostles properly related to prophets form the foundation of the Kingdom. Apostles create and execute God's prototype plan in the earth and through each nation of the earth until there is a house of prayer built for every people group. Jesus taught us to pray that God's Kingdom would come to earth as it is in heaven.To learn more, we recommend you read Apostolic Church Arising and Apostles Today.
Prophets and Prophecy
We believe God speaks today. Prophecy is an outflow of God's heart, nature and mind. We are called to seek all spiritual gifts, but especially to prophesy (1 Cor. 14:1). The privilege of every believer is to learn to hear and interact with the Father's voice. God promises if we will pay attention to His prophets, we will succeed! Knowing that God speaks is not enough; we must hear and respond to the voice of the one speaking! Prophets decree heaven's will. To learn more, we recommend you read The Future War of the Church, God's Unfolding Battle Plan, and Fighting for Your Prophetic Promises.
Because we represent a Kingdom, we are at war to enforce Kingdom principles and plans in the earth. We are at war and must be equipped to stand against the enemy. Accomplishing God's purposes on earth is not without opposition. We are called to stand against the enemy and set his captives free. To enable us to stand in warfare, God provides His spiritual armor and weapons. We war from our abiding place in God. We ascend in worship and then descend in war. When you have conquered one enemy, the warfare for that season ends and you enter the REST of the land (Hebrews 4). To learn more, read The Spiritual Warfare Handbook and Restoring Your Shield of Faith.
The Commission to Disciple and Heal Nations
From the beginning of God's covenant with Abraham, His plan was to bless all the nations. One of the purposes of the nation of Israel was to show the other nations how they could relate to God. They were to live in such a way that the glory of the Lord would be on them and Gentiles would be drawn to them (Is. 60). His House was to be a joyful House of Prayer for all the nations (Is. 56:6-7). When the Jews rejected Jesus, they missed fulfilling this portion of their destiny. But that did not negate God's plan for all the nations to be blessed. Through Jesus, the Messiah, there is a remnant that has formed, called the Church. This group is called to be a light to the nations to all that unredeemed Israel did not reach. Through the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit, the Church can display the power and glory of God for sinners to be drawn to salvation and equipped to do the works of Jesus in the earth. God promised Abraham that all the nations of the earth would be blessed through him. Before He ascended, Jesus sent His disciples out to fulfill this promise and commanded them to disciple the nations - helping whole nations to be disciples of the Lord. From generation to generation, the Lord develops His Church to disciple the nations until the fullness of His plan has been completed and all nations have been restored. This is the outworking of God's covenant promise to Abraham. Because Gentiles are grafted into this covenant, we can fulfill our commission. To learn more, we recommend reading Messianic Church Arising.
Hebraic Understanding Versus Kabbalah
Several have asked if there is a similarity between what we teach prophetically at Glory of Zion, and the occult Jewish practice of Kabbalah. My answer to that is a clear and unambiguous "no!" I have looked at websites and material that present Kabalistic teaching and I agree that it is occult and clearly demonic.
At Glory of Zion, we operate from a prophetic understanding, based on God's revelation of Himself to the ancient Jewish people (Rom 3:1-2). Through His historic dealings with Israel, God imparted to the Jewish people a unique "Hebraic" mindset. This Hebraic mindset was also the mindset of the early church. It is part of the "rich sap from the olive root" that Paul writes about in Romans 11:17.
When the church rejected its Jewish roots in the 4th century, it lost the Hebraic mindset, and adopted a pagan Greek worldview. Because of this, there are many things in Scripture, and in the world around us, that we have a hard time understanding.
Because the church has so embraced a pagan Greek worldview, Christians often find the biblical worldview strange and unfamiliar, but it is essential to understand if we are to correctly interpret what God is saying to His church today.
The Hebraic mindset includes the presupposition that God has revealed Himself and His purposes in many ways: Through His calendar, through His providential dealings with Israel, and even through the Hebrew language. The Jews believe that the Hebrew language was the original language given by God in Eden, and the Hebrew alphabet was given by God to enable Torah to be recorded. (Interestingly, many archaeologists now believe that written alphabetic language probably originated with the Hebrew people.)
The kind of thing we do concerning the meaning of the months, tribes, years, etc, does not grow out of Kabalistic teaching, but out of an understanding of the Hebraic mindset God imparted to Israel.
In our English alphabet, for example, a "letter" is just a symbol used to represent a sound. In the Hebrew alphabet, however, individual letters not only represent sounds, but ideas. They each have meaning. (The Hebrew letters were originally pictograms, like the Chinese alphabet.) Even the shapes of the letters can be significant.
The meaning of a Hebrew word was often determined by the collective meanings of the individual letters. This is not Kabbalah. It was always part of the Hebrew language. Jesus, Himself, taught that even the smallest Hebrew letter, and the smallest part of a Hebrew letter had lasting significance (Mt. 5:18).
It is true that those who practice Kabbalah also begin with a Hebraic view of reality. Because of their background in Judaism, they have a Hebraic understanding of God's times and seasons. They recognize that the Hebrew alphabet has rich meaning. The works of darkness always begin with a grain of truth, but then mix the truth with error. Kabbalah begins with truth that is inherent in God's creation and perverts it into something occultic.
If we are to accuse Glory of Zion of Kabbalah we must also accuse every astronomer of practicing astrology, since both astronomers and astrologers study the heavens and track the positions of stars, planets, and constellations. Recognizing the truth God embedded in the Hebrew language is not Kabbalah, any more than all study of the heavens is astrology!
The problem for many Christians today is that we have inherited a Greek rationalistic mindset that has no appreciation of the Bible's Hebraic context.
If you read even a little of the writings associated with Kabbalah, you quickly see that what they do is VERY much different than what Chuck and I are doing.
We have had a number of Jews listen to our presentation of the Hebrew year. These have included both messianic and non-messianic Jews, and even a Torah scribe from Jerusalem. Their usual response is that they have never heard a Gentile with such a good understanding of the Hebraic way of thinking. None of them considered what we are doing as Kabbalah.
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||Yes||3/3|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||No||0/8|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||No||0/3|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||Yes||8/8|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||Yes||20/20|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is more than $1-m) available on its website?||No||0/3|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||No||0/15|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||No||0/3|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||Yes||3/3|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||3/3|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||Yes||3/3|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||Yes||3/3|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||No||0/3|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board?||No||0/3|
|Does the board have term limits?||No||0/3|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||Yes||3/3|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||No||0/3|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 3 stars?||Yes||10/10|
|Total donor confidence score||56/100|
Financial efficiency ratings
Sector: Foreign Missions
|Category||Rating||Overall rank||Sector rank|
|Overall efficiency rating||409 of 1097||57 of 142|
|Fund acquisition rating||78 of 1099||11 of 143|
|Resource allocation rating||372 of 1099||58 of 143|
|Asset utilization rating||982 of 1097||129 of 142|
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|Receivables, inventories, prepaids||$498,383||$485,025||$531,898||$262,214||$1,628,797|
|Other current assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total current assets||$4,306,877||$5,651,343||$1,844,110||$501,392||$1,944,346|
|Other long-term assets||$3,735,510||$2,938,420||$2,152,313||$1,695,431||$203,400|
|Total long-term assets||$14,914,875||$14,081,767||$12,837,455||$16,014,826||$14,864,807|
|Payables and accrued expenses||$79,028||$104,266||$940||$277,221||$55,883|
|Other current liabilities||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total current liabilities||$79,028||$104,266||$940||$277,221||$55,883|
|Due to (from) affiliates||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Other long-term liabilities||$120,794||$138,671||$136,163||$117,374||$80,102|
|Total long-term liabilities||$120,794||$2,614,863||$2,872,134||$4,065,501||$4,330,103|
|Without donor restrictions||$19,021,930||$17,013,981||$11,808,491||$12,173,496||$12,423,167|
|With donor restrictions||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Revenues and expenses|
|Program service revenue||$1,737,042||$1,769,046||$682,902||$532,729||$631,845|
|Total other revenue||$1,849,563||$2,230,679||$1,310,360||$816,419||$1,089,662|
|Management and general||$2,725,772||$2,899,897||$2,346,140||$2,134,114||$1,126,818|
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|Other changes in net assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total change in net assets||$2,008,912||$5,205,490||($364,861)||($249,670)||$563,879|
|Pierce Charles D||President Director||$2,084,437|
|Pierce John Mark||Dir Special Projects||$902,382|
|Pierce Daniel||Pastor GZI Min Center||$626,371|
|Pierce Amber||Pastor GZI Min Center||$604,927|
|Foxworth Chad||Pastor Travel Assist||$510,596|
|Kooiman Brian L||Vice Pres Sec Treas||$175,393|
|Rana Justin||Dir Media Commun||$163,248|
|Aaron Smith||Manager Info Tech||$142,880|
|Heidler Robert D||Director||$132,410|
|Lydia Lyons||Director of Financial Operations||$117,665|
|Pierce Rayburn Keith||Director||$80,165|
|Keller James D||Director||$2,200|
Compensation data as of: 3/31/2022
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