When are the service times?

Every Sunday at 10.30 am except for the third Sunday of every month, which is Mount Zion’s Andrew-Factor (A-Factor) Sunday service. This is when we have two services.

1st service: 9.30am – 11.00am
2nd service: 11.45am – 1.30pm

When is the church office open?

The office is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Our church phones are answered by real people.

What is Mount Zion’s address and phone number?

Mount Zion Community Church
70 Thomas St
B6 4TN

0121 554 9638

How do I get to Mount Zion?

Click here for Driving Directions and a map.

How should I dress?

Wear whatever makes you comfortable. At Mount Zion, you will find everything from suits and ties to sportswear and trainers. We are only focused on what’s on the inside. What you wear is your choice. Most visitors wear smart-casual attire. 

Where are the toilets?

Toilets are located in the foyer, downstairs in the banqueting suite and upstairs at the back of the main auditorium.

Should I participate in communion?

If you have committed your life to God by inviting Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Saviour and are walking in fellowship with him as a disciple of His (regardless of any denominational affiliation) you are welcome to participate in communion.

Communion is offered on the 1st and 3rd week of the month during our Sunday Morning services. We also encourage our members to take communion together in their connect groups on a monthly basis. The elements are bread representing the broken and wounded body of Christ and the wine (grape juice) representing the costly blood of Christ – a symbol of our forgiveness and cleansing from sin. This is set up at four stations at the front of the auditorium. Participants are asked to take a small element of bread and a small cup as they pass down the isle in an orderly line. If you do not wish to participate in communion for any reason, please do not feel under pressure to do so.

Communion at MZCC plays a significant part in our act of worship. We do this in obedience to the command of Christ. “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me” Luke 22:19. We believe God’s favour, goodness and life is received when we participate appropriately and the opposite when we participate inappropriately, in line with 1 Corinthians 11:23-34. We are encouraged to examine our relationships with God and each other, forgiving and receiving forgiveness for any wrong attitudes and behaviours. Communion is also a public declaration of the death, resurrection and second coming of Christ. 1 Cor. 11:26 “For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.”

Am I expected to give during the offering?

Visitors are not expected to participate in the offering, however, you are welcomed to do so if you wish. You are our guest.

I've come to a weekend service. Now what?

After visiting Mount Zion and if you decide to become a member of our church family, the next step for getting connected is to take the one-evening 101 membership class, taught by one of our Pastoral team. New believers, or those just returning to faith, are encouraged to also take the New Creations class (offered continuously). After becoming a member by completing the 101 class, members are expected to take the remaining core courses 201 (Spiritual Growth), 301 (Discovery Your Ministry) and 401 (Discovering Missions).

What kind of time commitment is expected of Mount Zion members?

We encourage attendance on a weekly basis at our Sunday Services as an act of worship to God. Attendance at our services positions us to become receivers of the grace, love and power of God. We are encouraged in Hebrews 10:25 “Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching” (The Message).

We also encourage members and attendees to be part of our Connect Groups where they develop relationships with other members and likeminded people. This group is the first place where pastoral care, support and encourage each other.

Finally, we encourage and empower each person to discover, develop and use their God given gifts to serve the church – each person is an essential and necessary part of the church.

We value each individual and encourage everyone to enjoy quality time with family, friends, co-workers and neighbours. In doing this, we each demonstrate the love of Christ and help others to discover the love of God through Christ.

What denomination is Mount Zion affiliated with?

Mount Zion is a part of the Assemblies of God churches in the UK.

Why the name change from Aston Christian Centre to Mount Zion Community Church

Mount Zion was previously known as Aston Christian Centre (ACC).

The church in Aston became ACC in 1984 from Mount Zion Pentecostal Church to Aston Christian Centre, when its new building at 60 Thomas St was completed and officially opened.

The leadership felt that there was something significant and powerful about the name Mount Zion.

What’s in a name? A name carries purpose and intent; whatever you call a thing it becomes.

Why Mount Zion Community Church (MZCC)? Isaiah 2:2-3 ‘In the last days, the mountain of the LORD’s house will be the highest of all— the most important place on earth. It will be raised above the other hills, and people from all over the world will stream there to worship. (3)People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the LORD’s teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem.’

Hebrews 12:22 “No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering.”

Mount Zion Pentecostal Church was the name given by the founders, Mr & Mrs Hadley in 1954. We want to become what was in the hearts of the pioneers and the heart of God.

Mount Zion’s corporate vision is and will continue to be a global apostolic network of ministries and churches: covering church; community; missions and business.

What is Mount Zion known for?

Mount Zion is one of the largest churches in the area. We are blessed with great facilities that have made it possible to facilitate a number of events and programs for our community’s benefit.

We have an active Children’s Ministry (Zion Kids), a thriving youth ministry (World Changers Army), a ministry aimed at the seniors in our community and specific ministries.

We are committed to responding to the issues and needs that are currently affecting our community. 

Mount Zion is also known for its welcoming, relational atmosphere.

We value the passionate teaching of the word of God. We value the presence of God

How is Mount Zion governed?

MZCC is led by the Senior Minister along with other Associate Pastors and Elders who form the leadership team. They are responsible for pastoral, visionary and the spiritual direction of the church.

The board of trustees and directors serve the leadership team by focusing on the legal, financial and management of the organisation of the church, charity and company, with the main aim of supporting the vision of the church and organisation, and keeping it solvent.

Heads of ministries and connect group leaders support the vision of the church and the ministries of MZCC by serving with their gifts.