The motto of the A.M.E Church is "God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer, Man Our Brother." It was derived from the writings of Bishop Daniel Payne (1811-1893). Our motto recognizes that first, we were given life (first birth) by our Heavenly Father and Creator.
Secondly, we were given worth through the death and rebirth (second birth) of our Savior. Finally, we were granted oneness through love for all mankind.
CCAME is a G.R.E.A.T. Church
Grow Through Evangelism(Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled, Luke 14:23, NASB) – Grow by Evangelizing our surrounding communities with outreach evangelism, invitations to worship services, programs, and activities where the love of Christ can be shared.
Reproduce Through Discipleship (Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, Matthew 11:29, NASB) – Reproduce Disciples for Christ through one-on-one mentoring for new members and growing Christians in the Word of God.
Equip Believers for Ministry(For the equipping of the saints for the works of service, to the building up of the Body of Christ, Ephesians 4:12, NASB) – Equip believers for work and service, giving them opportunities to build up the body of Christ through the use of their spiritual gifts, interests, skills, and abilities
Assimilate New Members into the Body of Christ(Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their numbers day by day those who were being saved, Acts 2:47 NASB) – Assimilate new members into the Body of Christ through relational ministry and creating a desire and passion in the heart to be a part of a Great Commission Church with a personal ministry
Teach and Preach God’s Word in a Relevant Way (And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept on teaching and preaching Jesus as Christ, Acts 5:42, NASB) – Teach and preach God’s Word to the churched and the un-churched in a contemporary and relevant was, while preserving the message of salvation and holy living.*Adopted from People Principle by Stan Toler