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:
Build a relationship with God
Learn the Word of God
Grow in Christian character
Grow in the ability to worship
Develop healthy lifestyles
Understand the history, doctrines, traditions and polity of the A.M.E. Zion Church
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)
“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
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)
“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 http://mkt.com/yacmamez
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).
“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.
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.
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.
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.