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Church Ministries

1STEWARD BOARD : The Steward Board is responsible for the spiritual governance of the church. Stewards are charged with overseeing fiduciary interests as well as establishing operating policies and procedures. The Steward Board approves new initiatives, programs and capital expenses as recommended by the Pastor. Stewards are appointed annually by the Pastor. MORE...

1TRUSTEE BOARD : The Trustee Board is responsible for the temporal concerns of the church. Trustees are charged with safeguarding the church's real estate and other properties and with making capital improvements. In addition, Trustees provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for worship. Trustees are nominated by the Pastor and elected annually by the congregation. MORE...

1STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE: The Stewardship & Finance is one of a number of commissions established by the local church in the AME tradition. The purpose of this commission is to establish and develop the church’s financial programs as well as to promote, educate and cultivate Christian stewardship. The commission provides financial reporting that informs of the church’s financial position. MORE...
1STEWARDESS BOARD : The Stewardess Board falls under the umbrella of the Steward Board. Stewardesses are responsible for providing the elements for holy communion. They also assist the ministerial staff with holy communion, baptismal rites, receiving newcomers into Christian discipleship, and into church membership. Stewardess are appointed by the Pastor. MORE...
1CHRISTIAN EDUCATION : Christian Education is the umbrella under which many organizations and auxilaries in the local church reside. The goal of Christian Education is to develop a comprehensive and unified program which shall lead to a knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, the Christian Religion, and the Christian Church, and an implementation of these values in daily living. MORE...
1EVANGELISM & MEMBERSHIP : The Commision on Membership and Evangelism responsible for the growth of the church.  The goals and objectives are to increase membership and training of ministerial and lay leaders.  The Commission also studies the community in which the church seeks to minister in order to identify opportunities for the church to engage in meaningful ministries. MORE...
1SUNDAY SCHOOL : The purpose of the Church School is to build and strengthen a foundation in the living Word of God, so that its members can competently stand as ambassadors of the kingdom of God in this world. Classes are divided by age or gender, which provides a setting for an intergenerational study of specific Christian topics. All are welcome in this Christian fellowship. MORE...
1YOUTH MINISTRY : The goal of the Young People's Division (YDP) is to interest Christian Youth in discovering opportunities for witnessing in today's world, and to put their Christian convictions into action in all of their daily relationships. They also seek to develop leadership committed to Christ, and to educate youth in the background of the AME Church. MORE...
1MUSIC & ARTS : Music and other art forms can be an integral component of any worship experience, and this is no different here at our church. Parks Chapel AME Church boasts four musical groups: The Cathedral Choir, The Gospel Choir, The Mens Chorus, and the Heaven Cent Youth Choir. We also have a vibrant praise dance ministry. MORE...
1PUBLIC RELATIONS : The Public Relations Committee serves to be an interface to the public and makes efforts to establish and maintain a positive image. This commission is responsible for gathering and disseminating information of public interest to the secular press, religious press, radio, television and other legitimate media of public information. MORE...
1USHER BOARD : In the book of Psalms King David declares "I'd rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness." In the spirit of David our ushers work diligently to fully coordinate our services and to make all feel welcome and comfortable. Parks Chapel has two Usher Boards: our regular Usher Board and our Youth Usher Board. MORE...
1MISSIONARY SOCIETY : The Missionary Society is comprised of men and women who seek to help each person grow in the knowledge and experience of God. They also seeks fellowship with women in other lands. It provides opportunities and resources to meet the changing needs and concerns of women and youth through intensive training, recruitment, and Christian witnessing.. MORE...
1LAY ORGANIZATION : The purpose of the Lay Organization is to organize and train the laity of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. It is dedicated to promoting the history, traditions, principals, discipline, evangelistic, financial and general well-being of African Methodism.  The Lay is also charged with keeping alive the memory of our founder, Bishop Richard Allen. MORE...
1CLASS LEADERS : The Class Leaders System was established by John Wesley, founder of Methodism. Class Leaders are servants of God who provide a link between the Pastor and the congregation. It is a liaison ministry of service that helps to nurture the membership. We serve to encourage, nurture and promote God's Glory through caring, fellowship and study of God's word. MORE...
1GENERAL BIBLE STUDY : We have two general Bible Study groups that enjoy seasonal studies that provide Bible-based instruction and life application skills. Bible Study at Parks Chapel AME Church is open to all. Be yourself and join the discussion. Participants will learn Bible study skills, life application, and engage in a course of study dedicated to Christian growth and development.. MORE...
1CONTENT BIBLE STUDY : We offer a variety of Bible Study groups based on specific study content. One such group is Sistah Circle, a Bibly Study designed specifically for women for growth in relationship with God, and for practical, biblical perspectives on marriage, family, work, and more! Other content study groups include our Youth Bible Study and Men's Content Bible Study. MORE...
1SAVING OUR SONS (SOS) : We introduce Saving Our Sons, a group determined to bring an end to young males succumbing to drugs and violence in our streets. We must save our sons, take responsibility, and throw out the lifeline. Our sons are our future and if they are not saved, they won't have a future. SOS offers care, love, and support for troubled males and their families. MORE...
1HOSPITALITY/GREETERS : The Hospitality Committee is responsible for conducting outreach activities, sponsoring events that welcome new members, and promoting fellowship throughout the organization. Greeting visitors at church is such an important part of the hospitality ministry of the church. They are part of the ministry team and form part of the first impression that a visitor receives. MORE...
1HEALTH & WELLNESS : At Parks Chapel we promote the health and healing of the church community and beyond regarding body, mind, and spirit. Our Health & Wellness Ministry is providing the tools for people to become physically, spiritually, and emotionally healthier through blood pressure screenings as well as sponsored Health & Wellness Fairs and nutritional classes. MORE...
1PRAYER MINISTRY : "Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence..." Hebrews 4:16.The purpose of the prayer ministry team is to actively encourage and promote prayer within the life of the church. By being open and responsive to the working of the Holy Spirit, we pray that God's love, guidance and healing power would be released for the benefit of His people and to His glory.. MORE...