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Organizations at Bethel

The primary leadership boards at Bethel AME Church are the Stewards and Trustees. 

The Steward Board    

                

The Steward Board is responsible for the financial and spiritual governance of the church. Stewards are charged with overseeing the fiduciary interests of the church 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.

The Trustee Board

Brother Lenwood Harris, Pro-Tem

The Trustee Board is responsible for the temporal concerns of the church. Trustees are charged with safeguarding all of the church's real estate and other properties and for making improvements when necessary. Trustees are nominated by the Pastor and elected annually by the congregation.

Class Leaders

The Class Leaders are appointed annually by the pastor and they are charged with overseeing their assigned members to ensure that they have the help and support needed to understand the gospels and to provide instruction in the The Doctrine and Discipline of the AME Church.  

Stewardess Board

The Stewardess Board is responsible for providing the elements for Holy Communion. They also assist the ministerial staff with Holy Communion and Baptismal rites. Stewardesses are appointed by the pastor.

Lay Organization

Sister Wanda Duckett, President

The Lay Organization of is comprised of members of the congregation age 18 and older. 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.  The Lay also studies the book of Discipline and learns the law of the church.  It encourages financial support of the church's programs and teaches stewardship practices to the youth and new members.  The Lay also supports various church programs and organizations and gets involved with social action in the church community.  

Mary C. Muse Society (Women's Missionary Society)

Sister Ruth Williams, President

The Mary C. Muse Women's Missionary Society supports the connectional Women's Missionary Society (WMS) of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  The WMS  is comprised of individuals who seek to help each person grow in the knowledge and experience of God through his son Jesus Christ. The WMS 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. The WMS also sponsors administrative retreats, health institutes, and health initiatives that focus on various causes such as Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, AIDS, etc.  The WMS also hosts leadership training programs, educational programs for religious leaders and operates a women's information bureau that compiles statistics. The WMS also organizes charitable activities and offers children services.

YPD (Young People's Department)

 

The Mission of the Young People's Department is to be a unified body with Christ-like qualities, build a Connectional bond that demonstrates pride through Education, Communication and Mission Work

Motto- "Grow, glow and go for Christ"

The organizations is to provide meaningful youth training programs in all areas of church life which will provide for full participation in the total mission of the church; educational programs designed to increase knowledge of African Methodist Episcopal Church history and Scriptures; and to provide opportunities for leadership experience

Christian Education

Sister Adrienne Wooden, Education Director

The Book of Discipline charges the Department of Christian Education with responsibility for "Developing standards, preparing programs, offering classes, teaching Christian education, publishing material, training people for pastoral ministry and other church vocations" in accordance with the tradition and doctrine of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Church School

Sister Beverly Davis, Church School Superintendent

The Bethel Church School seeks to teach all of the students the Word of God and to be faithful and obedient to it. It is composed not only of children and youth, but also a large adult class. Students receive a strong Christian foundation from the instruction they receive from the committed Church School faculty under the leadership of the Church School Superintendent.  All are welcome to share in this Christian fellowship. 

The Adult class meets on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the Church sanctuary.  The Children's classes meet following the Children's altar call during the Sunday morning Worship Service.  The International Sunday School Text is taught for ages 3 years and up. 

Sons of Allen

Brother Robert Spencer, President

The Sons of Allen Men's Fellowship is organized to foster closer relationships between men of the church, to equip men of the church for meaningful service, to reach unchurched men, and to present positive role models for our youth. The Sons of Allen has grown into an important connectional movement over the past twenty-plus years and the Fellowship is becoming a true connectional ministry.

The group sponsors the Sons of Allen Mentoring Academy, supporting young men from the Moorestown William Allen Middle School Blue Print Club.  Other programs include the annual "Look Who's Cooking" social and a summer BBQ Dinner.

Usher Board

Sister Linda Winters, President

Ushers serve as doorkeepers and assist in the seating of congregants, providing direction and maintaining order during worship services and other events.

God our Father, Christ our Redeemer, The Holy Spirit our Comforter, Humankind our Family

SUNDAYS @ Bethel:

Adult Church School: 9:00am
Worship:10:30am           Children's Church School: During Worship Service

Midweek Bible Study:
Tuesday: 1:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
512 North Church St.
Moorestown, NJ 08057
PH: (856) 235-3152; FAX: (856) 231-6734
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