If you are considering visiting Mountaintop Church for the first time, let us encourage you to come and see what Sunday mornings can be! We know you may have a lot of questions and may be somewhat intimidated about coming to a new place. Let us assure you that we want your experience to be as comfortable and meaningful as possible. Below are several questions that are frequently asked about our church. If you have other questions, please contact us so that we can fully answer your questions.
What type of church is Mountaintop?
Some call us independent while others say nondenominational. We're not much into labels, but prefer to be seen as a New Testament church. To call us that is the highest compliment you could pay!
What should I wear?
Really, anything you like. Suits and ties are rare; jeans and shorts are abundant. We suggest something comfortable... because that's what we'll be wearing.
Do you have any tips for first-timers?
Sure! If you're worried about parking... don't be! We're a decently sized church but we've prepared well for your visit. You'll find a well-staffed traffic team, multiple shuttles, and lots of help getting the best parking space possible! We have spaces reserved in front of the church for first time visitors, so be sure to let the traffic team know. Once inside, you'll find lots of smiling faces and helpful signage. Located in our Main Atrium is a well-stocked Coffee Bar serving up fresh O'Henry's coffee and Krispy Kreme donuts. If you need help finding your way to the coffee or restroom, ask one of the members of the Guest Services Team for help. So our suggestion is to come a few minutes early and enjoy the atmosphere.
Do you have programs for Children and Teens?
Absolutely we do! And if you want to find out more about those programs, check out the videos below this FAQ section!
On Sunday, children's programs are offered during both services. Just bring your children to the downstairs/lower level or drop by the Guest Services Booth in the Atrium for help.
Middle Schoolers have a rocking program during the 11:15 service. High Schoolers are encouraged to serve on Sunday mornings and join other High Schoolers for a service in the Student Center from 5-6:30pm on Sunday evenings.
On the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary, we have a worship service that focuses on music, prayer and communion. We offer childcare from birth to PreK on those evenings and encourage all other ages to worship together.
What are the Services like?
It's hard to explain. We use many different techniques to communicate the message God has given us. You are likely to find us using contemporary music, video, staging, props, or whatever we can find to reinforce the teaching and to express ourselves in worship. We also offer online streaming of our services and have a good number of online viewers every week - so you will see a few cameras being used to help our online worshipers join us from all over the Birmingham area and the world.
More about our Children's Programs
This is an ordinary place where kids can discover extraordinary things about God. We pray that Mountaintop Church is a place where kids will LOVE, LAUGH and LEARN as they discover how to love God with all their hearts and how to love their neighbors. We want kids to laugh and have fun as they learn about God at church and at home with their families.Learn More
More about our Student Programs
Sunday Worship Experience
Middle School - 11:15am in the Student Center High School - 5pm in the Student Center
Only Jesus offers the life that is truly life (a way to live forever and a better way to live today) – therefore Jesus Christ, as revealed in God’s Word, is the foundation of our common life and ministry
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 14: 6
the Word of God who made His dwelling among us... (John 1: 1-4, 14)
the Rabbi who calls us to follow Him and learn His way of life... (Matthew 4: 18-22)
the Prophet who announces the arrival of the Kingdom of God... (Mark 1: 15)
the Messiah who preaches good news to the poor, binds up the brokenhearted, proclaims freedom, opens eyes and releases the oppressed... (Luke 4: 14-21)
the Son of God who invites us into an intimate relationship with God the Father... (Mark 1: 10, 11)
the Son of Man who came to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many... (Mark 10: 43-45)
the Light of the World who takes away our darkness... (John 8: 12; Revelation 21: 22-25)
the one Lord whom alone we worship... (Philippians 2: 5-11)
the Savior who forgives our sins and invites us into everlasting life with Him. (Matthew 1: 21; John 3:16)
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other Name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4: 12
We believe that there is one true, holy God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality. In the beginning, God created the world out of nothing and all the things therein, thus manifesting the glory of His power, wisdom, and goodness. By His sovereign power, He continues to sustain creation. By His providence, He is operating through history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.
Jesus Christ is the eternal second Person of the Trinity who was united forever with a true human nature by a miraculous conception and a virgin birth. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all by dying on the cross as their substitute. This act satisfied divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He ascended into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of the Father where He, the only Mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. He shall come again to earth, personally and visibly, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
The Holy Spirit
The essential accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they submit to the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity. He was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ. He enlightens the minds of sinners, awakens in them a recognition of their need of a Savior, and permanently indwells every believer to become the source of assurance, strength, and wisdom. He uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the up-building of the body. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying Scripture. His power and control are appropriated by faith making it possible for the believer to live a life of Christ-like character, and to bear fruit to the glory of the Father.
The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, composed of sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that Scripture in its entirety originated with God, and that it was given through the instrumentality of chosen men. Scripture speaks with the authority of God and reflects the backgrounds, styles and vocabularies of the human authors. We hold that the Bible is an infallible guide for hearing God's voice and learning obedience. The Bible is the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings equally inspired by God.
The central purpose of God's revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship with Himself. Originally created to have fellowship with God, man defied God choosing to go his independent way. Man was thus alienated from and suffered the corruption of his nature, rendering him unable to please God. The fall took place at the beginning of human history, and all individuals since have suffered these consequences, and are thus in need of the saving grace of God. The salvation of mankind is wholly a work of God's free grace, not the result of human works of goodness, and must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. When God has begun saving work in the heart of any person, He gives assurance in His Word that He will continue performing it until the day of its full consummation. Those who are truly redeemed will persevere and demonstrate the fruits of an authentic relationship with God.
Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. For all mankind, there will be a resurrection of the body into the spiritual world, and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation. God's judgment will reveal His justice in consigning them to perpetuate in eternal retribution their own rejection of God. Believers will be received into eternal communion with God and will be rewarded for works done in this life.
The result of the union with Jesus Christ is that all believers become members of His body: the church. There is one true church universal, comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Scripture commands believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of baptism and communion as the sacramental ordinances established by Jesus Christ. We are called to fellowship and service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world. Wherever God's people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the church. Under the watch-care and authority of its Pastor and other supportive leadership, the church's members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the one ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Faith and Practice
Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. The church recognizes that it cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where Scripture is silent. Rather, each believer is to be led in those areas by the Lord, to Whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible.
We believe the Mountaintop Community Church Statement of Faith to be an accurate summary of what Scripture teaches. All members shall refrain from advocating doctrines that are not included in the Statement of Faith in such a way as to cause dissension.
Driving Directions and Service Times
- 225 Centerview Dr Birmingham, AL 35216
Service Times | Sundays at 9:30am & 11:15am | Wednesdays at 6:30pm
18 Mar9:30 am :Mountaintop Sanctuary
18 Mar11:15 am :Mountaintop Sanctuary
25 Mar9:30 am :Mountaintop Sanctuary
25 Mar11:15 am :Mountaintop Sanctuary
30 Mar7:00 pm :Mountaintop Sanctuary
1 Apr9:30 am :Mountaintop Sanctuary