Saint Paul

African Methodist Episcopal Church

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The Young People's and Children's Division (YPD) is a youth organization which has been established as a Christian Education agency of the A.M.E. Church to ensure the Christian development of youth. Established in 1915, it is under the auspices of the Women's Missionary Society. The YPD consists of four age groups:

Mother Sunbeams (ages 2 - 6)
The goals of the Mother Sunbeams group are to learn church etiquette, bible verses, participate in mission projects, and learn about Jesus and his disciples.

Allen Stars (ages 7 - 12)
The goals of the Allen Stars group are to develop a sense of reality about God, increase their love, knowledge, and understanding of God through studying the Holy Bible, and develop a desire to live their lives according to Jesus's teachings.

Youth (ages 13 - 17)
The goals of the Youth group (teenagers) are to develop and believe in the power of prayer, read and study the Holy Bible daily, and learn to assist others as they grow to become dedicated Christians.

Young Adults (ages 18 - 26)
The goal of the Young Adults group is to develop their personal relationship with God by committing their lives to Jesus and studying the Holy Bible to gain better understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that they will be a living example for others.

Motto: "Grow, Glow and Go For Christ"

Mission Statement

As a unified body with Christ-like qualities, we will build a bond that demonstrates pride through Education, Communication, and Mission work.

Purpose

1. 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.

2. To provide specific training in evangelism, Christian social relations and educational programs designed to increase knowledge of the A.M.E. history and the Scriptures.

3. To provide opportunities for leadership experience.

Colors

Forest Green and White These colors were chosen because green is the most evident color in nature and is regarded as theuniversal color. Green stands for hope and growth in the Christian life. White represents purity, light and faith.

Missionary Benediction

"In the name of the Triune God, may the spirit of Christian Mission enter every heart. This we ask in Jesus' name. Amen."

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