Membership Matters

 Our Mission & Purpose

The Mission and Purpose 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 Church shall engage in carrying out the spirit of the original Free African Society, out of which the A.M.E. Church evolved: that is, to seek and save the lost, and serve the needy through a continuing program of:

• Preaching the gospel,   • Feeding the hungry,   • Clothing the naked,   • Housing the homeless,   • Cheering the fallen,   • Providing jobs for the jobless,   • Administering to the needs of those in prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, asylums and mental institutions, senior citizens’ homes; caring for the sick, the shut-in, the mentally and socially disturbed, and   • Encouraging thrift and economic advancement.

 How to Join

There are FOUR WAYS to become an active, contributing member:
  • PROFESSION OF FAITH
    If you have never been a member of any church, you may join by professing Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.
  • RENEWAL OF VOWS
    If you have been a member of a church at one time, but have been inactive, you may join by renewing your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • TRANSFER
    If you are a member of another church, you may join by requesting that your membership be transferred to First African Methodist Episcopal Church.
  • AFFILIATE MEMBER
    Sometimes an individual has reasons for keeping his/her membership in another church, but would like to be an active member of First African Methodist Episcopal Church too. This is possible as an affiliate member.