Christian Education Department

Services

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE @ 9:30 AM - BIBLE STUDY @ FACEBOOK LIVE - EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 12 NOON - CHURCH SCHOOL EVERY WEDNESDAY VIA ZOOM @ 7 PM

Becoming an effective bible teacher - online christian education training

Becoming an Effective Bible Teacher is a two-hour and forty-three minute Online Christian Education Training that is MANDATORY for ALL persons at Hood Memorial who serve in a Leadership position. It is also available for those who want to teach or have thought about teaching. This two-hour course will have three participatory emails that confirms your attendance and study. The class will start on Tuesday, February 22 and will end on Tuesday, May 17, which consist of 12 weeks. It is a self-paced course, however, we want you to meet the deadline for the Spring Semester Graduation Celebration.  Thank you, Sis Gwendolyn Ellis, CED Director and Pastor Patania Eiland-Shorter




christian education department of Hood Memorial AME Zion Church

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.

Sis. Gwendolyn Ellis

Director of Christian Education

The Christian Education Department of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was created for the promotion and supervision of the Christian training and development of the entire membership of the denomination.

Founded in 1887, the Christian Education Department (CED) of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church provides supervision, guidance, direction and programmatic support of the Christian training and nuture of children, youth, young adults and adults throughout the A.M.E. Zion Church. Often describes as a "cradle to the grave" ministry. Christian Education supports Christian development in homes, churches, camps as well as church-related schools, colleges and seminaries.

The CED offers workshops, seminars, conferences and conventions that help develop effective skills in Christian Educators and those striving for a closer walk with the Lord. It also establishes curriculum and other standards to support Christian Education programs at every level of the church.

The department is organized into two divisions - the School and College Division and the Home and Church Division.

The Home and Church Division includes Varick's, Children and Youth Ministries; Adult Ministries, Young Adult Ministries; Adult Ministries and Church School Literature. The Church School Editorial Section includes Church School Literature and operates under the auspices of Home and Church Division of the Christian Education Department.


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The Christian Education Department of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was created for the promotion and supervision of the Christian training and development of the entire membership of the denomination.

Founded in 1887, the Christian Education Department (CED) of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church provides supervision, guidance, direction and programmatic support of the Christian training and nuture of children, youth, young adults and adults throughout the A.M.E. Zion Church. Often describes as a "cradle to the grave" ministry. Christian Education supports Christian development in homes, churches, camps as well as church-related schools, colleges and seminaries.

The CED offers workshops, seminars, conferences and conventions that help develop effective skills in Christian Educators and those striving for a closer walk with the Lord. It also establishes curriculum and other standards to support Christian Education programs at every level of the church.

The department is organized into two divisions - the School and College Division and the Home and Church Division.

The Home and Church Division includes Varick's, Children and Youth Ministries; Adult Ministries, Young Adult Ministries; Adult Ministries and Church School Literature. The Church School Editorial Section includes Church School Literature and operates under the auspices of Home and Church Division of the Christian Education Department.


Christian Education YouTube Channel

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Bro. Lonnie Smith

Director of Adults/Superintendent of Sunday School

Bro. Lonnie Smith's duty shall be to unify, supervise, and promote the entire Christian Education work of Adults in the local church.

Bro Lonnie Smith's responsibility for the effectiveness of the School and the departments in meeting the prime objective of the Church School. This officer works cooperatively with the Pastor, Director of Christian Education, Board of Christian Education staff, teachers and other colleagues and see to it that the curriculum is adhered to as our literature directs.  He attends the meetings of the Board and makes a full report of the school's progress and its needs, supplies, personnel and equipment.

The Superintendent must keep on top of everything since he is responsible for the conduct of the school and all others under his supervision. It is an awesome charge but also much satisfaction and fun can be derived from the work.

At times, with limited resources, space and personnel, the Superintendent must improvise; keep the teachers encouraged and provide opportunities for advancement.  He must encourage learning and make room for developing skills, which may lie latent in teachers and pupils alike. The superintendent must work closely with the departmental heads in evaluating and preparing ideas and suggestions for the improvement of the work.

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Bro. Lonnie Smith's duty shall be to unify, supervise, and promote the entire Christian Education work of Adults in the local church.

Bro Lonnie Smith's responsibility for the effectiveness of the School and the departments in meeting the prime objective of the Church School. This officer works cooperatively with the Pastor, Director of Christian Education, Board of Christian Education staff, teachers and other colleagues and see to it that the curriculum is adhered to as our literature directs.  He attends the meetings of the Board and makes a full report of the school's progress and its needs, supplies, personnel and equipment.

The Superintendent must keep on top of everything since he is responsible for the conduct of the school and all others under his supervision. It is an awesome charge but also much satisfaction and fun can be derived from the work.

At times, with limited resources, space and personnel, the Superintendent must improvise; keep the teachers encouraged and provide opportunities for advancement.  He must encourage learning and make room for developing skills, which may lie latent in teachers and pupils alike. The superintendent must work closely with the departmental heads in evaluating and preparing ideas and suggestions for the improvement of the work.

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LuVern Wheeler

Director of Young Adults

LuVern Wheeler's duty shall be to unify, supervise, promote the entire Christian Education work of Young Adults in the Church.

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LuVern Wheeler's duty shall be to unify, supervise, promote the entire Christian Education work of Young Adults in the Church.

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Brenda Singleton

Director of Children (age 0-10)

Brenda Singleton's duty shall be to unify, supervise, promote the entire Christian Education work of children in the local Church.

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Brenda Singleton's duty shall be to unify, supervise, promote the entire Christian Education work of children in the local Church.

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Church school

Adult Class Teachers

Ann Boswell; Sis Audrey Lewis; Kim Conyers; Lonnie Smith; Carolyn McCrimmon; Sis Gwen Ellis; Bro. Winston Noel; Bro. Vincent Williams; Rev. Bettye Renee Carter; Bro. Kenneth Shorter; Sis Sherry Tyson Horne.

Youth Class

Natalie Hemmingway

Children

Brenda Singleton

Secretary

Mikela Singleton