The mission and vision of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is to minister to the social, spiritual, and physical development of all people. At every level of the Connection and in every local church, the AME Church shall engage in carrying out the spirit of the original Free African Society, out of which the AME Church evolved: that is, to seek out and save the lost, and to serve the needy. It is also the duty of Church to continue to encourage all members to become involved in all aspects of church training.
The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is called to serve the present age as a sign and instrument of God’s saving grace, making disciples for Christ, nurturing them through preaching and teaching the Word of God, through Christ centered worship, prophetic witness and effective service.
The mission of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church is “to discover, equip, connect and send lay and clergy leaders who shape congregations that offer Jesus Christ to a hurting world, one neighborhood at a time.
The Tennessee Conference embraces the worldwide mission of the United Methodist Church “to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
The Mississippi Annual Conference —empowered by love, generosity, justice and apprenticeship—forms spiritual leaders, faith communities and connections so more disciples of Jesus Christ transform the world.
The trajectory of the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church is “creating vital congregation that make disciples of Jesus Christ, who make disciples equipped to transform lives, communities and the world.”
The Mission of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church is to “Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”
The Center for Transforming Communities, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the holistic transformation of neighborhoods and communities in and around Memphis, Tennessee. “CTC engages, equips, and mobilizes individuals, organizations, and congregations to be agents of holistic transformation in their neighborhoods and communities.
The Way at St. John’s United Methodist Church is a service built around community and great music. It “was started in 2010 by Rev’d Dr. John Kilzer. It’s not a typical church service, and John is not a typical Reverend. A service of recovery, The Way is based on the beatitudes and the 12-Steps. It fully embraces recovery in every sense of the word. We are all recovering from something. We all have a God-sized hole in our hearts. Hence, this service is for everyone.
The Church Health Center seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and our spirits. We are welcoming to people of all beliefs and respectful of their individual needs. We are compassionate, nurturing the health, well-being, and dignity of each other and those we serve. We are collaborative, seeking and sharing best practices and respecting the mutual contributions we make in fulfilling our mission. We are innovative, challenging ourselves and our partners to improve the way we work and serve. We are passionate in the pursuit of our mission. We serve all equally, with integrity and openness, breaking down barriers that build injustice.