Our Boards & Ministries
Trustee Chair, Alan Hunt
Preacher's Steward, Charles Bennett
- Willing Workers
- Lay Council
- Children's Ministry
- YACM (Young Adult Christian Ministry
This is the Board of Christian Education. It is made up of various departments of John Wesley. Its primary duties are to make provisions for the organization, guidance and supervision of the Christian Education of children, youth, YACM (young adults in Christian Ministry) and adults in the local church.
Benefits of Sunday School
Our sunday school sperintendent says: Sunday school provides a structure for teaching God’s Word. Preaching isn’t enough. A systematic teaching of the Scriptures – not just preaching (Acts 5:42) needs to occur through all age levels., SundaySchool/posts/children, youth, and adults need opportunities for discovery, review, and interaction as they study God’s principles. Sunday school meets needs!
Sunday School Class - James Varick
The purpose of a Sunday School Teacher is to organize and oversee Sunday school and bible study lessons. They are responsible for a range of tasks including developing lesson plans, assisting with fundraising events, and leading children in educational activities.
Fueled by Passion
To sustain for the long haul, each Christian must pay attention to two things: purpose and passion. Purpose has to do with our head—education plus thinking right about what God commands and expects. Passion has to do with our heart. Purpose points us in the right direction (heaven) and passion propels us to go there.
Sunday school for all age groups
Bring the whole family.We also have a great pupet service for the youth. We have so much fun learning the word. Please, join us.
The Music Ministry enriches the worship experience with praise and devotion in song. We are the ministry through which the soul and spirit sings to God the Father, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in devotion and praise with a song. We also assist the congregation in expressing our personal and communal love, adoration, faith, hope, fears, and emotions.
The Praise Dance Ministry praise and worship the Lord through the God-given gift of dance. We wish to touch the lives of people in such a way to bring about "real" change, encouragement and/or conversion in their lives. This ministry is open and available to any person who purposes to praise God with the spirit of David.
John Wesley has been blessed with a great Senior Usher Board. The mission of the Usher Board is a one of dedicated service for the glorification of God. Where they seek to make worshiping at John Wesley A.M.E. Zion a comforting, peaceful and safe experience.:
Duties: A servant of the Church. A person whose duties are many: Attend his/her own meetings and obligations, to oversee the church congregation and visitors as to seating direction, ventilation, order and decorum, to spot trouble, illness and any other necessity.
PARENT BODY SOCIETY
Age 41 & Up
Motto: "The World for Christ"
Colors: Purple (sorrow, suffering), Gold (honor)
Theme Hymn: "Lift Him Up"
Mission: The Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society includes the Parent Body, from age 41 to an unlimited age. The purpose of the Parent Body is to (1) promote 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; (2) teach the concepts of Christian missions and provide experiences for participation in mission work and its ministries; (3) exemplify the principles of Christian living and to win others to Christ; (4) Promote the cause of World Evangelism; and (5) serve as a financial support system to under-gird the world mission outreach of The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, at home and overseas, to the end that, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ is exalted and God is glorified.
Life Members Council
Y.A.M.S. (Young Adult Missionary Society)
Y-Society (Youth 13-21)
Buds of Promise (Children 3-12)
Youth Missionary Society
(Age 13 – 21)
Motto: "Ambassadors for Christ"
Colors: Navy Blue (truth, loyalty) and Gold (heaven and honor)
Watchword: "Christ for Every Youth, Every Youth for Christ"
Theme Song: "Give of Your Best to the Master"
Theme Hymn: "Take My Life and Let It Be"
Mission: The Youth Missionary Society, formerly called the Young Women’s Missionary Society was organized in 1909 in Salisbury, NC by its founder and first General Secretary, Miss Victoria Richardson. It was adopted in May 1912 in Charlotte, NC. The Y’s Society was organized to give the opportunity and privilege for young ladies to serve others. Young men are now allowed to become honorary members; however, they have no voting privileges and may not hold an office position.
Life Members Council
The Life Members Council includes all Life Members, Honorary Life Members, Matrons, and Patrons whose donations provide support for education, training, field missions, and other work of the WHOM Society.
Motto: "Each One, Make One"
Colors: White (purity, joy) and Red (fire, blood, charity)
Theme Song: "Throw Out the Life Line"
Mission: The Life Members Council is the most exciting department in the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society! This department captures the hearts and interests of men, women, boys, and girls from across the width and breath of Zion. The purpose of the department is to organize all Life Members, Matrons, Patrons, and Honorary Life members into a local council. An investment in this department is an investment in the lives of Zion’s greatest resource: Her People!
BUDS OF PROMISE
(Age 1 – 12)
Motto: "Blooming All for Jesus"
Colors: Green (growth) and White (purity)
Theme Song: "Blooming All for Jesus"
Theme Song: "I Would Be True"
Mission: The Buds of Promise are the Juvenile Society of the WHOM Society. The mission of the WHOM Society is to establish Christian learning environments and experiences for all children (age 1 through 12) through mission education. These experiences will enable each child to acquire the knowledge, beliefs and attitudes that are essential to his/her spiritual development as an individual and are necessary for the attainment of a meaningful life.
YAMS - YOUNG ADULT MISSIONARY SOCIETY
(Age 22 – 40)
Motto: "With hearts and hands: We reach up to God for strength and direction,
We reach out to love and touch others, We reach down to lift fallen humanity.”
Colors: Peach (loyalty, blood, charity) and Taupe (sorrow, joy and glory)
Theme Song: "Our Promise, Praise, And Petition"
Mission: The purpose of this department is to (1) unite women, age 22–40, of The AME Zion Church for mission service in the church and community. The prime objectives will include social concerns such as child abuse, teenage pregnancies, drug dependency, world hunger, etc.; (2) provide an opportunity for the personal and individual Christian growth of members; (3) provide an opportunity for Christian witness through the use of their time, talent, and treasure to support the mission; (4) provide experiences that will enable Young Adult Missionaries to perpetuate the existence and continued growth of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society, The AME Zion Church, and the kingdom of God.