YPD - Young People Division
Ashante Polk, President
Marsha Myers, YPD Director
The YPD under the leadership of the Women's Missionary Society provides meaningful youth training programs and opportunities for leadership experience in all areas of church life. By providing training in Evangelism, Christian Social Relations and Education programs the YPD is designed to connect youth more fully to the mission of the church and increase knowledge of the African Methodist Episcopal Church history and the scriptures.
Motto: "Grow, Glow and Go for Christ"
Mission Statement: As a unified body with Christ-like qualities, we will build a Connectional bond that demonstrates pride through education, communication and mission work.
Colors: Green and White, Green represents growth and Christian vitality; White is symbolic of purity, light, and faith.
Benediction: "In the name of the Triune Goud, may the Spirit of Christian Missions enter every heart. This we ask in Jesus' name" AMEN
WHAT WE BELIEVE
THE APOSTLE'S CREED:
I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only son our Lord who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead; and buried. The third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church Universal, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the live everlasting. Amen
Mother Sunbeams: Ages 2-6
Allen Stars: Ages 7-12
Young People Auxiliary: Ages 13 -17
Young Adult Division: Ages 18 - 26
To provide meaningful youth training programs in all areas of church life.
Educational Programs designed to increase knowledge of the AME Church History And Scriptures.
To provide opportunities for leadership experience.
EPISCOPAL DISTRICT - Coordinate and unify the work of the District.
CONFERENCE: Connecting link between the Local, Area, Episcopal District, and Connectional organization
AREA: Area YPD unifies the work in the local church, connecting link to the Conference, Episcopal District, and Connectional Organization
LOCAL: Aid the Young People's Conference Branch in its work and stimulate the interest of Young People of the church in Missions.
"I pledge my willing and untiring service to all efforts of the Young Peopl's and Children's Division to aid needy and suffering people, regardless of race color, or creed. I further pledge to take the Bible as my guide, to aid my church, and to attend meetings regularly. In all these tasks seek the Savior's guidance.
"Grow, Glow, Go for Christ"
Our YPD Programs and Projects:
Self- Denial Essay
Souper Bowl of Caring