What We Believe
Our denomination is a member of the Methodist family of Churches and as such we do not differ in any major way from what all Methodist believe. The A.M.E. Church, however, was established not on account of any doctrinal difference, but on account of unchristian practices which limited and even dehumanized people of African descent.
The two great historic documents which are the basis of what we believe are The Apostles’ Creed and The Twenty-Five Articles of Religion.
THE APOSTLES CREED
(AFFIRMATION OF FAITH)
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 life everlasting.