Module 4

EDUCATION: Introduction to the AME Church History and Structure

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EDUCATION: Introduction to the Local Church History and Structure

Purpose

To understand how the Methodist and the A.M.E. Church started: the historical condition that led to its development and the structure of the church.

Objective
To learn the history of the A.M.E. Church and its founder Richard Allen, and how the structure of the A.M.E. Church operates.

 

 Review Questions - History:

1. How did Methodism get started and why? *
2. Why did Richard Allen and Absalom Jones feel the need to walk out of St. George Church and form a separate church body? *
3. What do the initials A.M.E. stand for? What is its significance? *
4. Why did the A.M.E. become so wide spread in America? *
5. What are the other Black Methodist denominations? *
6. Why are there so many Black Methodist denominations? *
Name *
First Name
Middle
Last Name
Email Address*

 

 

Review Questions - Structure:

1. How many Episcopal Districts compose the A.M.E. Church? *
2. What is the name of our Episcopal District, Annual Conference, and the Local (Presiding Elder) District *
3. What is the name of our Bishop, Presiding Elder, and Pastor? *
4. What are the conferences of the A.M.E. Church? *
5. Why is the General Conference important? *
Name *
First Name
Middle
Last Name
Email Address*

 

Review Questions - Local Church:

1. What is the mission and purpose of the church? *
2. How are the stewards, trustees, and stewardesses selected? *
3. What are the duties of the stewards, trustees, and stewardesses? *
4. What is the Official Board? How is the Official Board organized? *
5. What are the functions of the Official Board? *
Name *
First Name
Middle
Last Name
Email Address*

 

For questions about this module, email: newlifeministries@saintphilip.org

Next Reading Assignment: Read pages 31 – 42 in your New Life Ministries Manual and read pages 55 – 58 in your Know Your Church Manual.

Homework/Exercise: Read page 72 in the Know Your Church Manual.  Review the scriptural references associated with the Articles of Religion; for more information about the AME church go to:  www.ame-church.com.   Review the list of SPC ministries and consider joining.