This ministry is offered every Sunday from 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM. Historic Mt. Zion Church School provides classes for all ages, pre-school to adult. These classes are designed to present students with a challenging and comprehensive look at God’s Word, and to make God’s Word alive in their lives.
It is our mission to make a joyful noise unto the Lord through interpretive dance and mime, and to exalt and edify the body of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! The Spiritual Movements Praise Dance and Mime Ministry’s desire is to “present our bodies as a living sacrifice,” by ministering in dance and mime to others as the LORD ministers to us. We exist to usher in the presence of the Lord, and to minister in dance and mime in such a way as to bring others into the presence of Christ through praise and worship.
The dedicated members of this ministry regulate and monitor the sound system for each service. All recording, duplication and availability of audio cassettes of each Sunday Worship Service and audio and video cassettes of special church programs and services is done by the Sound Ministry. Tapes are available to all members and are often provided to our sick and shut-in members to keep them spiritually close to their church home.
The purpose of Music Department is to provide a ministry that leads and facilitates the congregation in true worship of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ through music and song. Their ultimate goal has a dual role; one to bring glory and praise to God and two to strengthen and unify the church body and community through praise and worship to Christ through music and song. This ministry includes the following groups and choirs: Praise Team, Youth Choir, Male Chorus and Mass Choir
New members to the Historic Mt. Zion AME church family are welcomed into a nurturing environment when they attend our (3)-week New Members’ Orientation and Training classes, which have been designed for them. During these sessions, new members are given much needed information about both the A.M.E. Church and Historic Mt. Zion AME Church. They are given the opportunity to express themselves on a number of spiritual and Biblical topics, and are encouraged to determine and put to use their spiritual gifts by becoming active members…as soon as possible. This ministry has become a vital part of Historic mount Zion AME Church and offers new members an excellent “first step” into service in our church.
Members of this group volunteer to feed the homeless and provide assistance to families in need. They go out on Saturdays and provide assistance and prayer to individuals that need help. They also respond to request for help from members or anyone who calls the church. This ministry also goes out into the streets to witness the goodness of God and His Son Jesus Christ.
Members of this group volunteer their time by ministering to the spiritual needs of the incarcerated. They are also available to, and provide spiritual support and uplifting to those same individuals once they are back home. This Ministry is there to assist them in making the transition back into society and in their continued desire and efforts to stay close to God and His word. (Developing)
This ministry provides transportation to church service and other various events. Although used primarily for Sunday Morning Worship Service transportation is also available for local and out-of-town meetings and conferences.
The goal of our Youth Ministry team is to teach our youth about the awesome power of God’s love and redemption. It is to also inspire them in their relationship with Jesus Christ, to share the Gospel to the people in their lives. This ministry also teaches young people values and the Word of God through the following: Monthly Bible Study meetings, Rap Sessions, Attendance in Church School, Performing Arts Ministry, Book Club and Teen outings. This ministry insures that youth learn on a level that is relevant to them through Youth Church and Children’s Church.
The Department of Christian Education is responsible for developing a comprehensive and unified program of Christian Education which leads to a knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, the Christian Religion, the Doctrine/Discipline, and the Christian Church, and implementing these values in our daily lives. Within this department resides the charge to develop and implement programs designed to establish a church learning environment that stimulates and enhances knowledge of, interpretation of, and the living and doing of the Word…thus promoting Christian growth, development, and service.
Class Leaders are principle officers of the local church. Acting as an assistant to the pastor, class leaders visit their class members, provide information for them; fellowship with them concerning their faith; and inquire about their health and welfare. Reports of the Class Leaders’ findings are provided regularly for the pastor through regular meetings of the Class Leaders. In a time of need, sickness, or bereavement in a class member’s life, their Class Leader is among the first to offer assistance and condolences.
All persons except members of the clergy are lay persons. All members are encouraged to join the Lay Organization. The organization encourages the laity to support and participate in church programs. They stimulate and educate the laity on church history, development and organic laws of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. It also conducts workshops to promote the spirit of personal evangelism and training in Christian Stewardship, as well as assist in membership training. Membership training for both new and seasoned members who have not attended membership training will be held on a regular basis.
This Board assists the Pastor in a number of ways. They attend to the immediate needs of the Pastor while serving and ministering. They make sure that the Pastor has everything that is needed to function during service and after the service. In addition, they assist with planning and travel for the Pastor.
This is a ministry of males bonding and men working together to build God’s Kingdom. The purpose of the Sons of Allen is to help our fellow brethren recognize his duty to God, his family, and community. Leading with a servant’s heart filled with Love and endured with compassion, a Brother is always concerned with the needs and feelings of his fellow man, living by the law one for all and all for one. Our character is marked by integrity and loyalty no matter how other men conduct themselves. We live a life where our word is our bond. We stand on the Word of God for he is the way, the truth, and the light.
The usher, or doorkeeper, serves as a worship greeter and directs worshipers’ entry into the sanctuary before and during service. Ushers locate and identify available seating, distribute service-related materials and lift the offerings. They also assist in the parking lot. They express warmth and kindness to the congregants as they enter and exit the church. They make anyone in attendance feel welcomed. They are to be alert during the worship experience to attend to the needs of the worshipers as well as the Pastor.
The members of the Women’s Missionary Society are dedicated women with a true desire to help people to grow in the knowledge and experience of God through His Son, Jesus Christ, through continual Christian training, as well as individual and collective mission work, thus challenging them to respond to God’s redemptive plan in the world. They are also strong advocates for human rights.
The YOUNG PEOPLE’S AND CHILDREN’S DIVISION (Y.P.D.) is a youth organization, established in October 1915, under the auspices of the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Y.P.D. units may be found in most local churches throughout the connection. The Y.P.D. membership is estimated at over 100,000. The purpose of this division of the Women’s Missionary Society is to provide meaningful youth training programs in all areas of church life. Also to provide specific training in evangelism, Christian social relations and educational programs designed to increase knowledge of the A.M.E church’s history and provide leadership experience.