The Golden Agers Ministry caters to our Senior population, ages 55+.  The group seeks to minister to and meet the needs of our older population in addition to offering opportunities for senior activities, and fellowship.
 Golden Agers Appreciation Breakfast 2022-2023
 Golden Agers Appreciation Breakfast 2023-2024
 Mr. Henry B. Steele

Christian Education Department (AME Zion)

Varick Children's Ministry 


The mission of Varick’s Children Ministry is to foster spiritual formation, leadership development, scholastic reengagement and cultural enrichment for children in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

In order to fulfill this mission, Varick’s Children Ministry will promote a program that will help children:

  1. Build a relationship with God
  2. Learn the Word of God
  3. Grow in Christian character
  4. Grow in the ability to worship
  5. Succeed academically
  6. Develop healthy lifestyles
  7. Understand the history, doctrines, traditions and polity of the A.M.E. Zion Church
  8. Become active members in their church


“Even a child makes himself known by his actions, whether his deeds are pure or right.” (Proverbs 20:11)


Lord what I am not, make me. What I know not, teach me. What I have not, give me. Amen.


Red (Jesus’ blood) and White (innocence)

Theme Song

“Jesus Loves Me”

“Jesus Loves VARICK’S CHILDREN” (words by Dr. Helen Scott-Carter)

About The Symbol

Left arch: Name of the denomination

Right arch: Name of the Children’s Ministry

“C” filled with children: Children of all ages

1796: Founding year of the A.M.E. Zion Church

1996: Birth year of VARICK’S CHILDREN as a Christian Education Department ministry

James Varick: Founder and first bishop of the A.M.E. Zion Church 

2023-2024 Back to School Blast sponsored by The Shiloh AME Zion Church Children's Ministry & the Tau Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc
Varick International Christian Youth Council 




To cultivate spiritual growth and spiritual development among persons 13-21. They also provide representation for the youth of this denomination. VICYC coordinates their activities, channel their concerns and present their collective contributions to the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.


Red (blood of Jesus) and Purple (royalty)

Theme Song

“They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love”

 Young Adults in Christian Ministries (Y.A.C.M.) 


The Young Adult in Christian Ministries was accepted as the third division of the Christian Education Department at the 1986 Convention on Christian Education (Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina). In 1990, history records YACM as officially organized at the Convention on Christian Education at Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina.


  • The Young Adult in Christian Ministries shall:
  • Serve as a policy making body for the young adults of the AME Zion Church
  • Cultivate Young Adult membership in the AME Zion Church
  • Promote ecumenical involvement on all levels
  • Make recommendations in those areas which are Young Adult concerns to the 
Connectional Steering Committee
  • Aid Local, District, Conference and Episcopal units of the Young Adults in Christian 
Ministries and other Young Adult organizations
  • Develop workshops and/or seminars that promote the sharing of information on the 
problems and concerns that face young adults in today’s society
  • Provide for the development of leadership skills and abilities among the Young Adults of 
the denomination. Also, to challenge their involvement in the total ministry of the church


To encourage and motivate young adults to maintain committed lives to Christ and practice Christian principles. Provide an atmosphere in which young adults can develop and demonstrate their skills, talents and abilities to the furthering of Christian Education within and throughout the Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Short Term Goals

To develop workshops, seminars, task forces, revivals, retreats, panel discussions and activities that will enrich both the social and spiritual lives of young adults.​




The Young Adults in Christian Ministries shall be composed of all young adults between the ages of 22 and 40 in the AME Zion denomination. However, allowances will be made on all levels for those whose life circumstances dictate a younger age that they are no longer youths. Memberships can be purchased online at



Symbolizes power and the redemptive work of the blood of Jesus. It is also the color used consistently by all divisions of the Christian Education Department.


Symbolizes royalty. We are a chosen people and part of a royal priesthood.


Diamond is a jewel symbolizing Jesus, the (priceless) jewel, who is our Savior and Lord. The diamond is “superimposed” upon the cross, which is a symbol that Christ is our foundation. The Cross is a symbol of Calvary where Jesus bled and died for our salvation. The Cross bridges us to our precious jewel of salvation – Jesus – and the open cross represents the “Victory” of salvation. The colors are Red (cross), Gold (Jewel) and Black (lettering).

Theme Song

“Pass It On”

It only takes a spark to get a fire going
And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing That’s how it with God’s love;
Once you’ve experience it
You spread His love to everyone;
You want to pass it on.

What a wondrous time is spring, When all the trees are budding, The birds begin to sing
The flowers start their blooming; That’s how it is with God’s love, Once you’ve experienced it

You want to sing, it’s fresh like spring, You want to pass it on.

I wish for you, my friend,
This happiness that I’ve found. You can depend on Him
It matters not where you’re bound; I’ll shout it from the mountaintop
I want my world to know;
The Lord of love has come to me I want to pass it on.

Quadrennial Goal

The goal of the 2018-2022 Connectional Steering Committee is to engage, educate and elevate young adults to achieve holistic balance that will allow them to live beyond the bounds of the secular world and become credible, committed Christian disciples. 

Assembly of Christian Educators (A.C.E.)
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

AMEZ Christian Education

ACE is an operating body within the Christian Education Department of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Together, we serve as a resource for the development of credible, committed Christian disciples with a specific emphasis on discipleship with African-Americans and those throughout the African diaspora.

Learn more about the AME Zion Christian Education Department.

Our Mission

The Assembly of Christian Educators (ACE) is a body of dedicated, faithful, and committed Christians doing the will of God through educational ministry.  We endeavor to extend to all persons the mission of Jesus Christ through a holistic approach. We promote God’s Word, the importance of Christian nurture and the doctrines of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.  Therefore, it is our goal to develop: (1) discipleship, (2) personal growth, and (3) spiritual growth through training, educational resource sharing, stewardship, witnessing, outreach, and fellowship.

Our Objectives

The objectives of this organization shall be to enhance the implementation of the mandate of Jesus:  “Go ye therefore and teach all nations…”

  • To provide a periodic forum for the presentation of ideas;
  • To explore trends and share information with all Christian Educators in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church;
  • To support and implement denominational programs and projects; and
  • To satisfy requirements for denominational representation. 


Connectional Lay Council of the AME Zion Church

Connectional Lay Council AME Zion  

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  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 mission of the Connectional Lay Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is to prepare and equip laity for life discipleship in the Kingdom of God by maintaining effective ministries that evangelize, encourage and edify the laity.

We will do this by:

  1. Prepare laity for a life discipleship;
  2. Equip laity for a life of discipleship;
  3. Maintain effective ministries that:
    • Evangelize Laity
    • Encourage Laity
    • Edify Laity
     Lay Speaker 2023-2024
     Mr. Kendrick Mayberry- Sunday School Teacher

Grief Support & Loss Ministry

                               Grief Support & Loss Ministry 

 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, . . . to comfort all who mourn; . . . to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning. (Isa 61:1-3)
The Grief Support & Loss Ministry is designed to minister to individuals dealing with the weight of life that arises from loss and trauma.  As Christian believers we are called to minister to one another to ensure the spiritual and physical wellbeing of our brothers and sisters.  To this end, this ministry has been established for those dealing with those weights.  Trained and certified individuals are available to minister to those needs.
 For those in need of these services please contact Local Preacher, Sis Marguerite Allen or the church office for further information.  Rest assured that all information shared in this ministry setting will remain confidential.
Listed below you will find information to aid you during times of grief...
Grief and the Holidays:  Shilohgriefholidays.rtf
 Kubler Ross' stagesofgrief.pdf

Helping Hands Food Pantry Ministry

 Helping Hands Food Pantry Ministry
 Recognizing that God has blessed us to be a blessing, the Helping Hands Ministry of Shiloh AME Zion Church serves as a vehicle to share the overwhelming abundance God has showered on us with those in need in our community.  Emergency food is shared with love and respect to those who come for assistance.  It is our intention that they receive not only food for their physical hunger, but generous portions of kindness and grace to feed their spiritual and emotional hungers.  We believe the words of Jesus that this is one way we can respond directly to God's love for us: "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."  Matthew 25:35
We gladly accept monetary, non-perishable food, & personal item donations 
Volunteers are always appreciated! 
Thanks for your support! 

Married Couples Ministry

Married Couples/ Couples Ministry 
The Marriage Ministry is designed to enrich the lives of couples and those engaged to be married. This ministry host couples gatherings, workshops, retreats, conferences, seminars, and cruises designed to equip and enrich the lives of couples.

Media/Audio Visual Ministry


 Media & Audio Visual Ministry 

The Media & Audio Visual Ministry helps to carry the Gospel into a visual and sound driven world. From mic to camera operation, to graphic and website design, our purpose is to help support and carry the Gospel to individuals inside and outside the church walls. The Media & Audio Visual Ministry provides technical support for all events, seminars or programs hosted at Shiloh AME Zion Church. Additionally, the Media & Audio Visual Ministry helps our other ministries use digital and electronic media as a Teaching, Worship and Outreach tool.

If you are interested in being apart of this ministry, you can contact Bro. Russell Lackey for more information. 

Shiloh Children's Ministry

Shiloh Children's Ministry 
The purpose of the Shiloh Children's Ministry is to partner with Parents, Guardians, and Community supporters to create an atmosphere where children can grow and learn to love and function in today's society by demonstrating the love and compassion of Jesus, while growing in their own personal relationship with God. 


Shiloh Women's Ministry

 Shiloh Women of HerStory

The Shiloh AME Zion Church Women's Ministry is a Jesus-centered organization that is all about helping women to come to Christ and grow in Christ. This ministry seeks to encourage women to understand the gospel, respond to the gospel, and apply the gospel to every aspect of life.  Additionally, we encourage women to aid in the development and upbuilding of their sisters in Christ!

Shiloh Youth Ministry

 Shiloh Youth Ministry

 Shiloh's Youth Ministry seeks to aid in the social, psychological, and mental development of youth as they journey through adolescence while helping them to grow in personal relationship with God, appreciate their journey, and develop into productive members of society while demonstrating the love and compassion of God to all others. 

Singles Ministry


Singles Ministry 
The Singles Ministry of Shiloh AME Zion Church seek to create and support an environment where single adults can embrace their season of singlehood and understand the unique opportunities they have for spiritual and personal growth and total commitment to God.  This environment will outline and encourage ways to live a healthy & satisfying single life through biblical teachings, social gatherings, prayer meetings, educational seminars, and empowering events & activities. 

Worship & Arts Ministry

 Music Ministry 
The purpose of the Music Ministry is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through song, encourage believers in their walk with Christ, lead the congregation in worship and provide an avenue through which individuals may share their gift and be an integral part of the worship service. The Music Ministry spreads the Word of God through music experiences. The Music Ministry also enables choir members to grow spiritually by committing their time and talents to God. The Music Ministry provides worship music for assigned church worship services and special services outside of the church. 
Have a vocal music gift? (Or just like making a joyful noise) 
Praise Team Saturday 2PM  
 Liturgical Dance Ministry 
The Liturgical Dance Ministry seeks to proclaim the word of God through dance and seeks to bring the living word of God to life through humbleness and excellence in ministry presentation. 
 Liturgical dance ministry
Contact Aleidra Vanderburg, for info 
All ages are welcome! 
Drama Ministry 
 The Drama Ministry uses all talents, and gifts of those individuals whom God has granted the abilities to talk, walk, dance, draw, sew, play a musical instrument, sing, signing, crafts, woodworks, faith, teaching, praying, and having a willing spirit and heart, along with any other special blessings from God.