The Ministry of the Acolytes includes participation in the Sunday Morning Worship Service by lighting the altar candles to call the congregation to worship and extinguishing the altar candles.
The Altar Guild is the ministry of preparing and maintaining the vessels and vestments used at the altar.
Board of Stewardesses
The ministry of the Board of Stewardesses includes duties assigned by the A. M. E. Zion Book of Discipline. They are to (a) assist the Preacher’s Steward; and (b) make provisions for the support and comfort of the Pastor and his family.
Board of Stewards
The ministry of the Board of Stewards includes duties and responsibilities assigned by the A. M. E. Zion Book of Discipline. They include: (a) receiving and making an exact account of all funds for the support of the church’s ministry; (b) providing a parsonage or other housing arrangements for the pastor and the pastor’s family; (c) providing relief for members in need; and (d) assisting the minister to promote and encourage spiritual growth of all members of this society.
Board of Trustees
The ministry of the Board of Trustees includes duties and responsibilities assigned by the A. M. E. Zion Book of Discipline. They include: (a) responsibility for the physical maintenance and safeguard of the real property, physical equipment and all other assets owned by the church; (b) to insure that order and decorum prevail in the church at all times; and (c) to perform the duties of the stewards where there is not a duly constituted Board of Stewards.
Christian Education Department
The Christian Education Department is made up of various departments of the local church. Its duties are: (a) to make provisions for the organization, guidance and supervision of Christian Education of children, youth and adults in the local church; (b) to provide a unified and coordinated program thus eliminating over-lapping and unnecessary duplication; (c) to make policies to govern the work and involve a cross-section of the congregation in planning for the Board and Department.
Class Leaders Council
The Class Leaders attend Class Leader meetings; visit members that are absent; assist in the collection of the Connectional Claims; visit the sick; and report to the Pastor the conditions of all members on her/his class.
Daniel Ministry (Partners in Prayer)
The Daniel Ministry centers on intercessory prayer. The ministry conducts intercessory prayer weekly for the lost, the ill, those with different types of trials in their lives, the church, staff, church leaders, missionaries, the country, military, the community, and the ministries of the church.
The Deaconess Board is a group of women with deep spiritual values and high moral character, consecrated by the Pastor. The women (a) visit the sick, the un-churched and shut-in; (b) counsel the lonely and depressed; (c) pray with and for those who desire prayer; (d) assist with the Sacraments of the Church, i.e., assist candidates and prepare for Holy Baptism and make sure the proper garments dress the Altar.
The Girl Scouts Ministry is one that connects to the Girl Scouts of the USA- the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls-all girls-where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives- like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
The Greeters welcome all who gather for worship and fellowship. They also receive and register visitors.
Junior Usher Board
The Junior Usher Board is an usher ministry for children/youth grades K-12. The youth serve on the fourth Sunday of each month.
The Ministry of the Lay Council focuses on: (a) deepening the spiritual life of the laity; (b) disseminating information; (c) cultivating denominational loyalty; (d) expanding the denomination through education and evangelism; and (e) promoting the Kingdom of God.
The Media Ministry provides audio tape and compact disc recordings of church services and special events.
Promotes brotherhood among the men (18 +) of Faith and provides assistance to other ministries when needed.
The Music Ministry provides spiritual inspiration through song for all major services of the church. Faith has three choirs:
- Saundra M. Burt Chancel Choir
- Gospel Chorus
- Children’s Choir
Health & Wellness Ministry
The Health Ministry is comprised of medical professionals and health service providers from throughout the church. They provide information promoting awareness to sensitive health issues (breast cancer, diabetes, nutrition, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc.). Members of the Health Ministry provide medical assistance and emergency first aid to individuals during worship services and other church activities.
The Outreach Ministry expresses the love of Jesus Christ by by touching and effecting numerous lives in our community through programs that include:
- Great Food For All- a non-denominational service which provides grocery relief through a monthly food distribution. This service has NO income guidelines and requires no applications. Faith serves as a host site collecting orders, payments and distributing food to families.
- Daily Bread-provides FREE bread and baked goods weekly to the community.
- Community Fellowship Meals -Served FREE to the community quarterly
Progressive Club of Metro Atlanta
The Progressive Club of Metro Atlanta is an outreach organization for AME Zion churches in Metro Atlanta. The Club works to assist any of the church organizations with donations and support. They donate annually to a coat fund for children and host a Palm Sunday Activity.
Public Relations Ministry
The Public Relations Ministry works to share information about our church, its mission, vision, ministries and events through printed forms of publicity, electronic media, and word of mouth. The Ministry’s work includes a monthly newsletter, Upon This Rock Church, which highlights church events.
Members of the Usher Board serve as doorkeepers for the church. The Adult ushers serve on the first, second and third Sundays of each month.
Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society
The Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society of Faith AME Zion Church works in concession with the purpose described in the denomination’s Book of Discipline. It’s purpose is to: (a) Promote growth in the knowledge and understanding of God and His plan of redemption for the world, as revealed through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit; (b) Teach the concepts of Christian missions and provide experiences for participation in mission work and its ministries; (c) Exemplify the principles of Christian living and to win others to Christ; (d) Promote the cause of World Evangelism; and (e) Serve as a financial support system to under gird the world mission outreach of the A.M.E. Zion Church at home and overseas, to the end that, through the power of the Holy Spirit; Christ is exalted and God is glorified. There are six (6) departments comprising the Woman’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society:
- The Parent Body
- The Young Adult Missionary Society (YAMS) – 22 to 40 years old
- Young Woman’s Society (Y’s) – 13 to 21 years old
- The Buds of Promise – 3 to 12 years old
- The Bureau of Supply to which donations are sent for overseas ministry (medicine, spiritual resource materials, food, clothing, etc.)
- The Life Members Council – made up of Life members and Life Matrons/Patrons
Promotes sisterhood among the women (18 +) of Faith and provides assistance to other ministries when needed.