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 original Free African Society, out of which the AME Church evolved: that is, to seek out and save the lost, and serve the needy.
AME Connectional Church components/organizations
Women’s Missionary Society
Young People’s Division of the WMS
Sons of Allen
Christian Education Department
In addition to the established church organizations, Wayman Chapel AME has established the following ministries to support the mission of the church.
Wayman Chapel AME Church Ministries
Intercessory Prayer Line Ministry – To provide a spiritually charged atmosphere for developing and nurturing a more meaningful and effective prayer life that through the Holy Spirit produces supernatural results in our personal lives as well as in the local and global communities we are called to serve. Phone line open on Thursday at 8:00 PM – call 605-475-2875
Health and Wellness Ministry – To promote good health at every age through health education and awareness and assist individuals in becoming active participants in improving their own health.
Outreach Ministry – To research and develop programs to meet the needs of youth, adults, and senior citizens of the church and community. To reach those children of God who have not given themselves to the Lord and received His Holy blessing.
Parking Ministry – To assist with parking vehicles during church services, other functions and activities at the church and Family Life Center.
Social Actions Ministry – To coordinate activities in the areas of social, racial, political and economic relations for the church and community.
Revival Ministry – To assist the pastor in planning all church revivals and seasonal services; plan prayer services, schedule church choirs and visiting choirs for these services.
Ministry of Good Samaritans/ Helping Hands – Provide assistance to members of the church and community with various needs such as transportation to medical appointments and assisting families in caring for the sick and homebound.
Children’s Church Ministry – Under the umbrella of the Christian Education Department- the ministry promotes love, respect, fellowship and understanding of principles of Christian living and Christian services; and demonstrates God’s will through presentation of religious and educational information to youth during worship services.
Technology Ministry -To continuously evaluate and maintain the equipment and support systems of the church and ensure that adequate and economically feasible level of technology is present to permit the church to carry out its mission.
Food Service/Culinary Arts Ministry – To secure and maintain the function and usage of the kitchen at the education building
Music Ministry – The Music Ministry is dedicated to worshipping God by proclaiming His glory in a joyful noise. Wayman Chapel has excellent choirs that offer a place for every member to glorify God in songs. There are six choirs in the church to allow participation of all ages and meet the needs of everyone.
Transportation Ministry – To provide assistance with the transportation of church members and the community to church activities and community affairs; establish a long range goal of purchasing a vehicle for the church.
Media Ministry – To record church services and distribute audio/video of services to the sick and shut-in and other members of the church and community.
Ministry on Bereavement – To provide assistance to families at times of bereavement with obituaries, outlining the service and securing program participants. To assist the family with any emergency or other need arranging services. Areas: Sumter-Wedgefield- Stateburg – Columbia
Acolytes Ministry – To train youth of the congregation as participants in the morning worship service by lighting the candles on the Altar at the beginning of service and extinguishing them after the Benediction.
Disaster Relief Ministry – To be prepared to offer tangible assistance during natural disasters, as well as personal emergencies, i.e. fires, loss of employment etc. All efforts are in support of the A.M.E. church and WMS mission.