"The Church Where Love is Lived"
"Walking By Faith" (John 13:34-35)
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The mission of the A. M. E. Zion Church is to increase our love for God and to help meet the needs of humankind by "loving God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind and to love our neighbor as ourselves.”
“Implicit in this statement is the belief that the church should have a positive relationship to God vertically and a positive relationship to humankind horizontally. Therefore we love God and are obedient to His commandments and loyal to all for which He and His kingdom stand. We also share in the mission of his Son Jesus Christ, in “healing the sick, helping the blind to receive sight, the lame to walk, the leper to be cleansed, the deaf to hear, the dead to be raised, and the poor to have good news preached to them. (Luke 4:18) We actualize this mission by praising God, by being obedient to the demands of the Gospel, by telling the story of God’s gracious acts in creating and redeeming the world, by inviting persons to commit their lives to Jesus Christ, and by serving as ministers of God’s liberating and reconciling grace.” (2016 Discipline, page 11)
To establish a committed relationship to God the Father by faithfully studying His Word, obeying His commandments and trusting in His promises ...To use our various spiritual gifts to teach those who will learn...for the work of the ministry of Jesus Christ and the edification of His Church...working on one accord through private and public worship; ushering in a new millennium of bold witness, high praise and devoted service (i.e. ministries of excellence), as we continue to build and restore the Tabernacle of David, "till we all come to the unity of the faith and knowledge of the Son of God...”