“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
– Ephesians 2:10
The Alice Brown Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) is comprised of women disciples seeking to grow through knowledge and action. This ministry engages in ministry via global health initiatives, volunteerism, and the services it provides to humanity.
The Church School Ministry meets each Sunday morning for the purpose of spiritual formation and developing Christian disciples at various age levels. Classes begin 9:30am. Breakfast is served each week at 8:45am and ends prior to the start of class. The Hospitality Ministry welcomes guests, prepares meals and provides decorative services for church functions and events.
The Dance Ministry worships God through movement and ministers during worship services and special events.
The Discipleship Training Ministry meets each Tuesday at 7pm for the purpose of raising up Christian disciples. Classes engage participants in walking through the scriptures not just for information but mostly for transformation through a deeper understanding of the Living Word. Three modes of participation are available: (1) Good – Dial-in 1.213.289.9000 and enter the code 5863629#; (2) Better – Watch on Facebook Live at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Decatur; (3) Best – Come in person.
The Intercessory Prayer Ministry regularly lifts prayers and supplications for all who make requests. The ministry facilitates a prayer conference call at 7am daily. To participate, dial 213.289.9000 and enter the code 5863629#.
The KHOP Ministry (Kid’s Hour of Power) provides an innovative and engaging worship experience with a Christian curriculum for preschool and school age children. The Lay Organization is made up of all non-clergy members of the church. Its goal is to uplift the ministries and encourage members to utilize their God-given gifts and talents in the service of the Lord. The Lay Organization also teaches parishioners about the history and legacy of the AME Church.
The Media Ministry records all Sunday services, special events and facilitates Mt. Zion’s social media posts.
The Men’s Ministry provides men with an opportunity to fellowship, worship, and grow spiritually through a variety of ways.
The Ministerial Staff supports the Senior Pastor and the ministries of the church and serve God’s people by providing spiritual guidance.
The Music Ministry ensures the atmosphere is conducive for worship on every Sunday and at other special events. Mt. Zion’s Music Ministry include both members and non-members who lift their voices in song giving praise to God.
The Senior Meals Ministry provides meals and personal products every third Sunday of the month for seniors 65 and older. The ministry prepares and serves over 400 meals a year.
The Steward Board serves the needs of the Pastor and looks after the spiritual and financial well-being of the church.
The Stewardess Board assists the Pastor and Stewards, and prepares the chancel area for Holy Communion and Baptism.
The Trustees manage all the properties of the church by working diligently to ensure that the facilities of the church are well kept and maintained.
The Usher Board serves as the official greeters of Mt. Zion and help to maintain order during worship services and events through courteous and helpful acts of love.
The Van Ministry reaches the local community by providing transportation for church services and other events.
The Witness to Fitness Ministry provides a Basic Aerobics class with a Certified Aerobics Fitness Instructor (AFAA) every Thursday at 4pm at the Church. The cost of the class is free but donations are accepted.
Youth involved in the Young People’s Department (YPD) let their lights shine in a variety of youth activities and spiritual development opportunities at the local church, conference, and district levels. Activities include taking a leading role in worship every third Sunday of the month, youth choir, lock-ins, AME state-wide celebrations, and various volunteer opportunities.
One does not have to be a member of Mt. Zion to participate in its ministries.