At the heart of every individual's life is a need for relationships... Mt Zion seeks to offer you opportunities to form and grow relationships with God and with God's people. We invite all adults to take part in a lifelong journey of learning, loving, and living out the Christian faith with us. A variety of classes, studies and special opportunities are available for Mt Zion adults to learn together, to discover new ideas and perspectives on how to live out your faith in your everyday life, and form some great relationships along the way. We encourage you to get involved in a class or group where you can build relationships, grow through Bible study, and serve with others to transform our community. It is in small groups that truly begin to understand what it means to love God with our entirety and to love our neighbors as ourselves.  You are invited to take part!

bible studies

Women's Bible Study: Tuesdays at 10:00 am. This group will begin a new study this fall, "For His Glory: Living as God's Masterpiece." Please contact the church office for more information.

Moments on the Mount: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. We will start a new study based on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Maybe you have seen the movie, or read the book. We will see how this story intersects with the Great Story of God's love in Jesus Christ. Join us on Wednesday evening September 8 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary or join us online!

sunday school

Note: this is our pre-pandemic schedule. Not all classes have resumed meetings.

Men of Purpose meet in The Hut from 6:30 am-7:30 am

All other Adult Sunday School classes meet from 9:45 am-10:40 am each Sunday morning in the Christian Education Building. 

Woody Washam Sr. Friendship Class -- Room 207

Bible Study & current issues. Ages 40-60+, singles & couples. Members facilitate.

F.W. Kiker Class -- Room 203

Bible Study using the United Methodist quarterly. Set teachers; lecture and discussion. Women's class ages 70-90+.

Don Bridger Class -- Room 204

Bible Study using United Methodist quarterly. Ages 40-80+, singles & couples. Set teachers; lecture and discussion.

Son Seekers Class -- Room 205

Bible Study & current issues/life & faith issues. Ages 30-50+, singles & couples. Members facilitate.

George Kelly Class -- Room 202

Bible Study using United Methodist quarterly. Ages 40-60+. Set teacher rotation.

Journey Class -- Room 209

Bible Study & topical studies. Ages 20s to 40s, singles & couples. Members facilitate and it is a discussion format.

For more information about Adult Sunday School, please call Rev. Lauren Hill at 704-892-8566 or email at

small groups

Active engagement in small groups is a vital ingredient to healthy growth as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Jesus gathered his first followers into small groups, and then as the young church expanded, it was based on small groups gathering, flourishing, and influencing the greater community.

Mt. Zion offers a number of different opportunities to be part of a circle of friends that will help you live into your potential!

monthly small groups

Women of Zion

These women meet the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Galway Hooker in Cornelius from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. This is a time of fellowship and has a different speaker/subject each month. For more information, email Women of Zion at 

New Beginnings

This group is open to anyone who has lost a spouse because of death or divorce. They bowl, go to movies, take tours and have friendship with one another.  There is something going on all the time! To receive New Beginnings monthly newsletter, please contact our church office.

MOMS (Mothers Offering Mutual Support)

Meets from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Church Parlor. Mothers gather together to enjoy time with one another.

*Subject to change during the pandemic.

Other groups meeting at mt. zion

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Thursdays 7:00 pm-8:00 pm in the Log Hut

Saturdays 7:00 pm-8:00 pm in the Education Building Room 201

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 pm-9:30 pm in the Education Building Room 201