OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH . . . The Apostles’ Creed
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried;
the third day He arose from the dead, He ascended into heaven
and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church Universal, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.
The Mission of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) 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 original 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 prison, 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.