2018 Riddle Road, Durham, North Carolina  27713
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Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

 "A church with a big heart where everybody is somebody and Christ is all"

 OUR NAME:

The word African means that the church was organized by people of African descent and heritage.  It does not mean that the church was founded in Africa, or that it was for persons of African descent only.  The church's roots are of the family of Methodist churches.  Methodism provides an orderly system of rules and regulations and places emphasis on a plain and simple gospel.  Episcopal refers to the form of government under which the church operates.  The chief executive and administrative officers of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination are the Bishops of the church.

 

 

   

OUR MISSION: 

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.

 

  •  THE VISION:  

At every level of the Connection and in every local church, the A.M.E. Church shall engage in carrying out he spirit of the original Free African Society, out of which the A.M.E. Church evolved: that is, to seek out and save the lost, and to serve the needy.  It is also the duty of the Church to continue to encourage all members to become involved in all aspects of church training.

 

 

  • THE PURPOSES:

The ultimate purposes are:

  1. make available God's biblical principles,
  2. spread Christ's liberating gospel and
  3. provide continuing programs which will enhance the entire social development of all people

 

 

  • THE OBJECTIVE:

In order to meet the needs of every level of the Connection and in every local church, the A.M.E. Church shall implement strategies to train all members in:

  1. Christian discipleship
  2. Christian leadership
  3. current teaching methods and materials
  4. the history and significance of the A.M.E. Church
  5. God's biblical principles, and
  6. social development to which all should be applied to daily living

 

 

(p. 16 of the Book of Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church 2008, The AMEC Sunday School Union, 2008)