The First Episcopal District Church School is composed of the Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Western New York, Bermuda, and New England Annual Conferences. Our Church School mission is to "teach, train, and nurture all ages in God's word; preparing them for Christian service by emphasizing Christian principals, Doctrine and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church".
The First District Church School prepares Superintendents and teachers to fulfill the African Methodist Episcopal Church School mission through preparing our teachers in Biblical concepts, leadership and teaching techniques. Our Episcopal Guideposts are the standards by which we guide ourselves.
Our colors: Yellow and White - Yellow represents the light of Jesus shining in our lives and White represents purity and fulfillment of the Holy Spirit that empowers us in our teaching ministry.
"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you". Matthew 6:33. "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations... Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you..." Matthew 28:18. These are the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is the rallying cry for us as Disciples of Christ. To seek the Kingdom of God, to seek righteousness, to seek those who do not know Jesus and teach them the word.
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15 NIV
Please join me in a Church School book of the month club. By reading together we can grow together and be on one accord. The book of the month can be a resource to you as a Church School Teacher/Worker.
Our Book Club book for May is "Think Like A Fish: Seeing Your Church through the eyes of the unchurched"
by Dr. Virgil M. Woods
I look forward to sharing your thoughts and comments. If you have a book that you want to recommend for our monthly book club, please send the information to me.