General President: Mary J. Matthews
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Connectional Lay Council
P.O. Box 26770
Charlotte, NC 28221-6770

Website Address
connectionallaycouncil.org

Departmental Information

The Connectional Lay Council was created with the specific purpose of deepening the spiritual life of the Laity, to disseminate information, to cultivate denominational loyalty, to expand the denomination through education and evangelism, and to promote any other interest of the Kingdom of God.

As witnesses of the grace and mercy of God, the Connectional Lay Council, of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, exists to prepare and equip laity for life discipleship in the Kingdom of God. We do this by maintaining effective ministries that evangelize, encourage and edify laity in the A. M. E. Zion Church.

As servants of the Most High God, and disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ that are guided by the Holy Spirit, the vision of the Connectional Lay Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is to prepare the lay members of our denomination for a life of service in the Kingdom of God.

We will do this by:

1. Developing ourselves and others as Christian disciples.
2. Helping others to know, worship and follow Christ in spirit and in truth.
3. Collaborating and cooperating across organizational, institutional and denominational boundaries to minister to the masses.

Our motto “Come with us to Christ” is the impetus for implementing ministries that are positive in transforming people’s lives spiritually, socially and economically; in promoting fellowship with God and other believers, as well as those who are not saved. We affirm our belief that no one is too old, too young, too rich, too poor, too saved or even too lost to benefit from the ministries offered by the Lay Council. Membership in the Lay Council is not a prerequisite to benefit from the Lay Council’s ministries. However, all laity in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church are strongly encouraged to catch the vision for Christian Leadership, Accountability, Stewardship and Christian Service so that, together, we might usher in the Kingdom of God through the A. M. E. Zion Church.

The Connectional Lay Council is governed by elected officers consisting of a president, first and second vice presidents, recording secretary, financial secretary, treasurer, chaplain and an Executive Board. This board consist of all elected officers, Regional Directors, the chairpersons of all standing committees, the parliamentarian, the editor of Laity Speaks/The Connection, the President Emeritus and the immediate past president.
 

  • September 23-27, 2017
    West Ghana Annual Conference
    J.C. Price Cathedral
    Winneba
  • October 4-8, 2017
    106th South Alabama Annual Conference
    Lomax-Hannon Junior College
    885 S Conecuh St.
    Greenville, AL 36037
    Presiding Prelate: Bishop Seth O. Lartey
    Host Church: St. Luke AME Zion Church
  • Dear Zionite
    The Board of Bishops of this great church are calling for us to give for the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. Our ultimate goal is to care for people and communities often overlooked and under served by the mainline supports given. No donation is too small and should be sent to:

    HURRICANE HARVEY DISASTER RELIEF
    A.M.E. ZION CHURCH DEPT. OF FINANCE
    c/o Dr. Shirley Welch, CFO
    A.M.E. Zion Corporate Headquarters
    3225 West Sugar Creek Road
    Charlotte, NC 28269

    For further information, you may call Headquarters at 704-599-4630

    Come Zion and let's rally together to support our people and others that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.
    Thank you!
  • October 3-4, 2017
    A Call To Action, Jobs, & Justice
    Hyatt Regency Crystal City
    2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
    Arlington VA
    October 3, 2017 @ 1pm
    "Faith Community Involvement in the Public Square"
    Hyatt Regency Crystal City
    October 3, 2017 @ 7pm
    Worship Service
    Israel Metropolitan CME Church
    557 Randolph St NW
    Washington DC
    Bishop McKinley Young, Guest Preacher
    Black Methodist United Choir, Special Music
    October 4, 2017 @ 10am
    Press Conference & Unveiling of Action Plan
    on Issues of Jobs of the Unemployed and Underemployed
    National Press Club
    529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
    Washington DC 20045
    with Congressman Maxine Waters
    43rd District / California

  • October 4-8, 2017
    Georgia Annual Conference
    Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center
    Rock Hill, SC
    Faith AME Zion, Host Church
  • Homecoming 2017
    October 26-28, 2017
    Homecoming Game
    October 28, 2017
    Livingstone College Golden Bears
    VS Fayetteville State Broncos
    1:30pm
    Alumni Memorial Stadium
  • October 16, 2017
    Boss's Day
    Boss's Day also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a time for many workers to appreciate their employers.

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