Ministries of the AME Church
The objectives and purpose of the Lay Organization are outlined in its Constitution. The main objectives are stated in brief as follows:
- To create a love and appreciation of the History and Principles of African Methodism.
- Keep the memory of Richard Allen alive.
- Respect Constituted Authority.
- Stimulate and Educate the Laity in the Total Program of the Church.
- Study the Discipline and learn the laws of the Church.
- Encourage Financial Support of the Church's Program.
- Teach and Practice Stewardship and work with the Youth to teach them Methodism.
- These objectives can best be met when one works to understand the program of the church and relate the church to the World around us. Become involved in Social Action such that the church is then our Community - our Job - Our School, and everywhere that many assemble he carries the church with him.
As women called to discipleship to grow in knowledge and experience of God through Jesus Christ, committed to support the mission of the church, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are challenged to help one another engage in ministry and action, and grow and respond in faith to God’s redemptive plan for the church, the society and the world. To accomplish our purpose, the organization shall:
Coordinate and unify the work of our mission structure, by establishing and supporting organizations and units to carry out God’s mission in the church, the society and the world.
Building an intergenerational community of caring women among all levels of the WMS and other women’s organizations that can work collaboratively, ecumenically, and globally on peace, justice, and human rights issues.
Providing training and education that develop and inspire responsible and visionary leadership that is motivated to witness or advocate for the global mission community; and advocate for peace, justice, and human rights for women, children, elderly and families.
Provide for flexible structures, so that groups may determine the structure and programs most appropriate and workable in their church.
Develop and distribute written, printed, and electronic resources and periodicals and maintain and archival database and repository and information for the organization.
Develop networks for communication within the organization and among women ecumenically and globally.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive financial support system for the organization and administration of financial resources necessary for the fulfillment of the responsibilities and mission of the organization.
- Supports the work of women in Christian Ministry
- Seeks to expand, encourage women in Christian Ministry
- Works to expand leadership opportunities of women in ministry within the AME Church
"The mission of the Commission is to promote optimal health as a part of faith and to care for AME congregations and the communities they serve by advocating health as a right not a privilege by forming collaborative relationships with, international, national, state, regional, county or city health programs as well as health associations and community agencies; to empower congregations to advocate for improved access to affordable health care for all; to provide Health Education and identify health resources; to assist with first aid for Connectional Meetings as needed; and to collaborate with Ecumenical Health Projects." From their FACEBOOK page.
"The Mission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is to minister to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and environmental needs of all people by spreading Christ’s liberating gospel through word and deed. At every level of the Connection and in every local church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church shall engage in carrying out the spirit of the original Free African Society, out of which the AME Church evolved: that is, to seek out and save the lost, and serve the needy."