African Methodist Episcopal Church
The Mission 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 Episcopal Church shall engage in carrying out the spirit of the Free African Society, out of which the A.M.E. 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 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
(8) encouraging thrift and economic advancement.
Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church:
The mission of Mother Bethel African Methodist Church is to receive and nurture disciples of Christ and minister to the needs of all people in word and deed. As the Mother Church of our denomination, it is our mission to preserve and present the history of Mother Bethel and the A.M.E. Church as we continue to preserve and develop African American culture.