How did ZOE Ministries International begin?
ZOE Ministries was established in the fall of 1985 by the family of Dick and Ginny Chanda. Under the leading of the Holy Spirit, the Chanda family responded to the call to train and equip believers for the calling that God has for their lives. The Lord led the founders, along with a committed staff, to formulate discipleship/relationship courses based on the principles of “Hearing God’s Voice” in John 10:27.
God had instructed them not to only train disciples, but to see that they are sent out to do the work of the ministry locally and abroad, so that all peoples on earth will be blessed. (Genesis 12:1-3, Matthew 28:19).
What is ZOE?
Zoe is a Greek word for life found in the New Testament. It specifically refers to God’s life, which is found in Christ Jesus. Throughout all of Scripture, God makes it very clear that He is a communicating God! He not only loves to speak but longs for a vibrant, life-imparting relationship with each of us—including you—that is enlivened by two-way (not one-sided) communication!
God loves to speak and ZOE Ministries loves to train and equip people to listen for and recognize His voice in an ever-closer relationship with Him—a relationship that ignites passion to serve Him, and that enables responsive believers to impart God’s life and blessing to others in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Uniquely, ZOE’s scripturally based courses are designed to fine tune our understanding of God’s plans for us personally and to bring out individual gifts and callings rather than to merely impart information.
It is with joy we tell you that through these classes, lives are being radically changed by the Lord.