What We Believe
The A.M.E. Zion Church is guided and governed by the Holy Bible and our rules and regulations are outlined in The Book of Discipline. In the Book of Discipline are the Doctrines of The A.M.E. Zion Church
The Local Churches, Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church and others, are the cornerstones of the A.M.E. Zion Connection. The pastor is ordained and appointed by the Bishop to a local church. Pastors are to preach/teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ by knowing the Old and New Testaments while continuing in Kingdom Building.
What Methodist Believe
We believe that all men are sinners.
We believe that God the Father loves all men and hates all sin.
We believe that Jesus Christ died for all men to make possible their salvation from sin through their belief.
We believe that all who repent of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ receive the forgiveness of sin.
We believe that all are accepted as the children of God may receive the inward assurance of the Holy Spirit to that fact.
We believe that all are made "new creatures" in Christ Jesus are accepted as the children of God.
We believe that all who truly desire to seek may love God with all their hearts, souls, minds and strength and their neighbors as themselves.
We believe that a man born of God is consecrated and set apart for service unto God and that the process of growth begins and is followed be degrees of development ever having as his/her goal entire sanctification and Christian perfection.
We believe that the gift of the Holy Spirit is possible unto all men as a guide, a teacher and a light.
We believe in the Kingdom of God which means the reign of God in every area of human life and society.
We believe that all who persevere to the end shall be saved but that souls may lapse from grace and become partially corrupt or even fall wholly away from God and be lost forever.
We believe that God is eternal and Jesus is the conqueror of the grave and we, being united by faith with Him share his everlasting life.
What Zion Methodist Believe
Believe in the basic rules of Methodism,
Believe in the spirit of evangelism and a heartwarming experience that operates in the areas of thought, feeling and action,
Believe in the practice of democracy and brotherhood in all relationships,
Believe that every man is a free man and should not be shackled by the chains of discrimination and prejudice,
Believe in every man having a full opportunity of exercising his spiritual and natural gifts with Christian fellowship
The Apostle's Creed/Affirmation of Faith
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth,
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pointius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried;
The third day he rose from the dead
He ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence, he shall judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost,
The Holy Catholic Church, The Communion of Saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.