Mission & Purpose Of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
The mission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is to minister to the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional 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 Episcopal Church shall engage in carrying out the spirit of the original Free African Society out of which the AME Church evolved: that is to seek out and save the lost, and serve the needy through a continuing program of (1) preaching the gospel, (2) feeding the hungry, (3) clothing the naked, (4) housing the homeless, (5) cheering the fallen, (6) providing jobs for the jobless, (7) administering 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 (8) encouraging thrift and economic advancement.
Mission Statement Of Saint John AME
Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church strives to set a Christian standard within the greater Birmingham area, the state of Alabama the nation and the world through its commitment to mission, evangelism, proclamation and study of the word worship and stewardship.
EVANGELZING THROUGH MINISTRY,
EQUIPPING THROUGH STUDY,
ENRICHING THROUGH FELLOWSHIP
AND ENCOURAGING THROUGH WORSHIP