The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Departments:
Christian Education Department
Evangelism Department (Church Growth)
Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society 
Lay Council Department 


Christian Education Department


https://cedamezion.com/


Christian Education Statement of Purpose/Vision:
The purpose of the Christian Education Department of the A.M.E. Zion Church is to: Develop credibly, committed Christian disciples.Christian Educators should promote and supervise Christian training that fosters the development of credible Christian disciples.
 
Bible-based doctrine, sound innovative and relevant education and worship are aspects used to disciple the entire membership of the denomination.
 
The department strategies are to:
- Teach spiritual resurgence through explicit education and training, while fuelling the fire of faith.
- Examine the current structure with the intention to realign through structural redirection.
- Establish programs to academically enrich the local church's Scholastic re-engagement.


Evangelism Department/Dept of Church Growth


https://www.ameziondevelopment.org/training-resour


Evangelism Statement of Purpose/Vision: To teach, train, equip, strategize, and develop a plan of implementation for evangelizing the church for new life and the community for the salvation of souls (Paragraph 599 Section 1.A).
 
The 45th General Conference directs that there shall be a Division of Church Growth in The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. That this Division shall be responsible for developing and planting churches with emphasis on areas where the AME Zion Church does not have a presence;
 
-it shall be responsible for developing a pilot program for receiving and nurturing unconnected churches that believe in and love the doctrines of Methodism and prepare them for membership, participation and assimilation in the Annual Conferences where they are located;
 
-it shall further be responsible for developing and implementing special evangelistic media programs and resources for attracting the unchurched and winning souls for Jesus;
 
-and it shall be responsible, upon request from the Bishop of the church for assisting local churches on how to become revitalized and on how to develop a new church (Paragraph 599, section 6).


Lay Council Department


https://connectionallaycouncil.org/


Lay Council Statement of Purpose/Vision:
The purpose of the Lay Council of the A.M.E. Zion Church is to: prepare lay members for lifetime service in the kingdom of God.The Motto is "Come with us to Christ". The department aims to implement ministries that are positive in transforming people's lives spiritually, socially, and economically; in promoting fellowship with God and other believers, as well as unbelievers. The Lay Council aims to do this by:
 
Developing themselves and others as Christian Disciples Helping others to know, worship, and follow Christ in spirit and in truth.
 
Collaborating and cooperating across organizational, institutional, and denominations boundaries to minister to the masses.
 
All laity in the A.M.E. Zion Church are encouraged to catch the vision for Christian Leadership, Accountability, Stewardship, and Christian service.
 
The mission of the Lay Council Department is to prepare and equip disciples to maintain effective ministries that 'evangelize, encourage, and edify.'


WHOMS~Missionary Department


https://whoms.org/


W.H & O.M.S Statement of Purpose/Vision:
 
The purpose of the W.H.O.M.S of the A.M.E. Zion Church is to: promote spiritual growth in the knowledge and understanding of God and His plan of redemption for the world, as revealed through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.
 
The most important priority is to carry out the "Great Commission" which causes us to make disciples for Christ. Missionaries must be willing to go to all nations, be willing to leave their comfort zones, and be willing to help those who may not look like us, talk like us, dress like us, or smell like us.
 
The department challenges the missionaries to expand the mission ministry to not only care for people, but to care for God's earth. We (Missionaries) will initiate ministries that will impact all areas of life: spiritually, financially, mentally, physically, and environmentally.
 
The ministry must be intentional, yet impactful and global. Ministry Intentionality:
- Feeding the Homeless
- Clothing the Naked
- Gender Equality in Workplace
- Safer Places to Live.
 
Missionaries must reflect that "Missions Matter".