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  Early AMEZ Church History
Desiring, however, to be regular in their operations, the members of the Asbury Church found themselves compelled to appeal to the same ecclesiastical authorities and to accept practically the same government as that already instituted for the Zion Church.
Because the Zion Church refused to appoint him as a minister, and even Asbury refused to hear him preach, he returned from Philadelphia where he had been under the influence of Bishop Richard Allen, from whom he had obtained a license to preach, and endeavored to establish a church for Bishop Allen's denomination.
They then appealed to the bishop of the Methodist Church, but they were put off in one way or another, with excuses of the bishop having no power to act without the conference and with the request that they should defer action until the conference should have time to investigate.
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  African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion church, or AME Zion Church, was officially formed in 1848, but operated for a number years before then.
These early churches were still part of the Methodist church, although the congregations remained separate.
The church grew rapidly with the ordination of fl ministers, but was mostly confined to the northern United States until the conclusion of the American Civil War.
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 African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - Becker Bible Studies Library
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is a Methodist denomination.
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church believes the Son, Jesus Christ is the Word of God the Father and that He is one substance with the Father and took the nature of man in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church believes the Holy Ghost proceeded from the Father and the Son and is of one substance, majesty, and glory with the Father and the Son.
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 Pietist-Methodist Family Churches
This Methodist church was first organized in 1816 by fls who had withdrawn from the Methodist Episcopal Church because of discrimination.
The church is Methodist in its doctrine and government, with a general conference held every four years.
Generally, Methodists accept four landmark documents as definitive of the Wesleyan tradition: the Twenty-five Articles, the early minutes of the British Wesleyan Conference, John Wesley's Sermons (in which he outlined his basic doctrinal stance), and Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the New Testament.
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 AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
On matters of doctrine and polity the denomination is in basic agreement with the Methodist church.
The first congregation of what later became the African Methodist Episcopal Church was formed in 1787 by a group of fl parishioners of Saint George's Church in Philadelphia.
Similar congregations of fls were subsequently formed in the city, and in 1816 Allen, who had become a prominent Methodist preacher, took the lead in organizing the groups into a separate denomination, the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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 AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH,
In 1796, a group of fl parishioners of the John Street Methodist Episcopal Church in New York City, discontented over the smallness of their role in the management of church affairs, organized a separate congregation with the approval of the Anglo-American bishop Francis Asbury of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
In 1820 the group formally withdrew from the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1821, together with congregations from Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, held their annual conference at which James Varick (1750?–1828), leader of the original dissenters, was elected the first bishop.
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is the third largest Methodist organization in the U.S. An article from Funk and Wagnalls® New Encyclopedia.
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 J. W. Hood (James Walker), 1831-1918. One Hundred Years of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; or, The ...
Church, his argument as to "Nimrod, the mighty hunter," his insight into Nimrod's and God's purposes, respectively, when the vain-glorious people were scattered, dispersed, because their language was confounded--all evince a thoughtful mind, a literary preparation for his work, and, as all through his History, a close study of God's eternal word.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Connection, because it is a Christian body, has seemed to be morbidly sensitive upon the subject of union, and especially upon the union of the two bodies named.
Churches to maintain the same doctrine and set up the same form of government as the Church from which they sprung, and they were especially desirous that the bishops of that Church should ordain their ministers.
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 About Us - Bureau of Evangelism
Wesley, a priest of the Church of England, was born in the early 18th Century.
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church has come to be known as the Freedom Church because from its inception, it has been at the forefront of the struggle for freedom and justice in America and abroad.
Zion Methodism has nurtured such freedom advocates as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and Sojourner Truth, all of whom were either local preachers or exhorters in the A. Zion Church.
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 STH | Library | Guides | Methodist History
The United Methodist Church (U.S.) is one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States.
The Wesleyan Methodist Church was founded n 1843 by Orange Scott and Luther Lee, primarily over the reluctance of the Methodist Episcopal Church to take a firm stand against slavery.
One group of churches not satisfied with this merger intended to remain as the United Evangelical Church but were forced in 1928 to re-name themselves the Evangelical Congregational Church.
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 HSRC: The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement
The first Pentecostal churches in the world were produced by the holiness movement prior to 1901 and, after becoming Pentecostal, retained most of their perfectionistic teachings.
Although tongues caused a split in the church in 1907, the Church of God in Christ experienced such explosive growth that by 1993, it was by far the largest Pentecostal denomination in North America, claiming some 5,500,000 members in 15,300 local churches.
African Pentecostalism owed its origins to the work of John Graham Lake (1870-1935), who began his ministry as a Methodist preacher but who later prospered in the business world as an insurance executive.
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 African Methodist Episcopal
Allen was ordained in 1799, and the church was formally organized in 1816.
So began a dissatisfaction in the hearts of many fls with regards to the Methodist church (which was itself in a gestational period in 1784).
The Doctrines and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
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 African Methodist Episcopal Church - Search Results - MSN Encarta
African Methodist Episcopal Church - Search Results - MSN Encarta
African Methodist Episcopal Church, Protestant denomination organized in Philadelphia in 1816.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Protestant denomination founded in New York City by a group of fl congregations formerly belonging to...
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 African Methodist Episcopal Church --  Encyclopædia Britannica
They built their first church (Zion) in 1800 and were served for many years by white ministers of the Methodist...
African American university founded in 1870 in Columbia, S.C. It maintains an association with the African Methodist Episcopal church and was named for the church's founder and first bishop, Richard Allen.
A pioneer fl abolitionist and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal church, Richard Allen was born a slave on Feb. 14, 1760, in Philadelphia.
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 AME Zion
The first Zion church was built that same year in the Fifth Ward at the corner of Church and Leonard streets.
African American religious leaders were constantly under scrutiny and confronted with struggles and conflicts under the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Finally, on July 26, 1820, the church members officially voted themselves out of the Methodist Episcopal Church and commenced to operate under their own Book of Discipline (a compilation of rules and laws outlining the responsibilities, activities, and conduct of member of the church).
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 The African Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal, Zion and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Churches in ...
He began preaching in the newly formed Methodist church in Philadelphia where he was licensed as a preacher in St. George's Church.
Classes mentioned by Quinn in his report had been established in the Methodist Episcopal Church in response to a lack of ordained deacons and elders and were frequently found in the West.
Foreign mission became an important part of the church and Bishop George Lincoln Blackwell, his wife Annie, W.H. Chambers and John W. Wood both of Indianapolis, ably guided the mission effort and were a driving force in the AME Zion into the 20th century.
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 Meaning of  A.M.E. Zion Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
African: Means that the church will be led by the sons and daughters of Africa, and equality is a goal.
Episcopal: The Bishops are chosen by the common church and oversee the denomination.
Zion: Is used in the Bible to describe the church of God.
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 Adherents.com
and, in the U.S., the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and the United Methodist Church.
In 1821, a number of fl M.E. churches in the New York City area, along with fl churches with similar polity, met and organized the AME Zion Church (1973 membership 1,024,974).
We believe that all the African men and women who are locked down in U.S. concentration camps commonly known as prisons are there due to decisions, laws, and circumstances which were created by aliens and foreigners for their own benefit and as a means of genocidal colonialist control.
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 African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - Search Results - MSN Encarta
In the U.S., as in Britain, division among Methodists came early.
Livingstone College, private, coeducational institution in Salisbury, North Carolina, affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church....
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 Aboard the Underground Railroad--Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church and Mount Zion Cemetery
Aboard the Underground Railroad--Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church and Mount Zion Cemetery
The Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, a small one-story frame church built in 1834, was one of the important Underground Railroad stations in Small Gloucester from the time of its construction until the beginning of the Civil War.
The church was always a safe haven, and several original members of the congregation, including Pompey Lewis and Jubilee Sharper, directed conductors, engineers and slaves north after taking care of their personal needs.
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 J. W. Hood (James Walker), 1831-1918 One Hundred Years of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; or, The ...
Hood (James Walker), 1831-1918 One Hundred Years of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; or, The Centennial of African Methodism.
One Hundred Years of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; or, The Centennial of African Methodism.
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church -- Clergy -- Biography.
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 African American Churches
Brief Summary - "The John Wesley African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is a Christian community called to perfect the saints, for the work of the ministry, to edify the Body of Christ, thereby, fulfilling the Great Commission as mandated by the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20." Rev.
The church is also a key supporter of the Reid House of Christian Service and an active voice of advocacy in the Charleston area." Reverend Joseph A. Darby is the Pastor.
Harold McKenzie is the Pastor of this church.
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 A Brief History of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Richard Allen, a freeman and former slave, was consecrated bishop in the White Methodist Church in Philadelphia.
The letter was from Secretary of War Edwin Stanton: “The congregation of colored Methodist worshippers in Andrews Chapel in New Bern, North Carolina shall have the right to decide their own church relations and select their own pastor.” This decree affected all AME Zion Churches in the area and accelerated their autonomy.
The Church and its preachers became the new targets of Klan terrorist activities, including the burning of churches and church schools and the imprisonment of pastors.
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 African American Registry: From slavery to bishop, James Varick
Since the church with which he was associated did not pay its preachers for many years, he worked at his trades to support himself and his family.
This incorporation placed the church and its property firmly under the control of the trustees, who were required to be of African descent.
In 1820 as Zion was engaged in erecting its new church, which had the effect of scattering the congregation among a number of temporary meeting places, a competing fl denomination appeared in the form of Richard Allen's African Methodist Episcopal Church, which was trying to build up a national organization from its Philadelphia base.
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The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church ("the AME Zion Church") is a hierarchical church with member churches located throughout the United States.
All AME Zion member churches follow "The Book of Discipline of the AME Zion Church," which governs member churches with respect to such things as their articles of faith, church government, title to church property, appointment of pastors and presiding elders, the power and authority of bishops, and the organization of annual and general conferences.
We found that the local church had agreed to be governed by the hierarchical church's rules, and we held that the hierarchical church was the equitable owner of the property.
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 African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church --  Encyclopædia Britannica
They built their first church (Zion) in 1800 and were served for many years by white ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
The church originated from a movement begun in 1866 within the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, to organize the fl members into an independent church.
Consideration of the origins and history of the Episcopal Church among African-Americans, including notable fl clergy, the spread of the church across the United States, and statistics on current congregations and membership by Owen Meredith Waller.
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