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Listed below are connectional organizations that are active in the Columbia District.  Each local church is encourage to organize ministries using the following ministries a prospective structure to facilitate meaningful ministries development and implementation.

Christian Debutante and Master Commission

The Christian Debutante-Master Dedication Commission (CDMC) introduces young people to Christian society and celebrates their transition to adulthood. Through its adult advisors, the CDMC reinforces the work of Christian education by providing guidance and information for relevant study and fieldwork activities. Young people participating in the CDMC have an opportunity to receive regular and special study programs for personal Christian development and creative leadership in the A.M.E. Church.  Learn More.

Lay Organization

The Lay Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is commissioned to teach, train and empower its members for lay ministry, global leadership and service following the tenets of Jesus Christ.  Learn More.

Richard Allen Young Adult Council

Just as God called Joshua to lead the children of Israel into the Promise Land, Samuel to proclaim God's word and Nehemiah to rebuild Jerusalem, even so, God has called a new generation of believers to make God known.  God is calling for young men and women to serve as God's ambassadors and ministers of reconciliation in the midst of life's transition.  Now is the time to take our place in the struggle.  Now is the time to serve the present age our callings to fulfill.  Learn More.

Sons of Allen

The Sons of Allen seeks to create a ministry for men, both clergy an lay, which will seek to address the needs for distinctive ministries to men, who are faced with spiritual, social, political, and psychological challenges, to equip men to follow the example of Andrew (St. John 1:41-42) who brought Peter to Jesus; to encourage men to emulate the resolute and redemptive spirit of Richard Allen, our revered, ancestral patriarch who in negotiating for his freedom with slave master Stokely Sturgis, negotiated freedom for his unnamed brother as well; to encourage men to implement ministries modeled by our founder, Richard Allen as he sought to meet needs in his community.  Learn More.

Women In Ministry

The mission of the AME/WIM is to define, enhance, support, support and expand the presence of women in ministry in leadership in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.  Learn More.

Women's Missionary Society

The Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) is an international faith-based, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), granted Special Consultative Category II Status in 1985 in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The WMS is composed of over 800,000 members located across four continents in thirty-two countries. We are in the forefront of works of mission, at the head of the Church, operating from the highest level within each of twenty Episcopal Districts and reporting to every meeting of the General and Annual Conferences.  Learn More.

Young People's and Children's Division

The Young People's and Children’s Division (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.  Learn More.

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