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Lay Council


The mission of the Connectional Lay Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is to prepare and equip laity for life discipleship in the Kingdom of God by maintaining effective ministries that evangelize, encourage and edify the laity.

We will do this by:

  • Prepare laity for a life of discipleship
  • Equip laity for a life of discipleship
  • Maintain effective ministries that:
    • Evangelize Laity
    • Encourage Laity
    • Edify Laity

* Laity consists of all members of Greater Centennial who are not part of the clergy


As servants of the Most High God, and disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ that are guided by the Holy Spirit, the vision of the Connectional Lay Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is to prepare the lay members of our denomination for a life of service in the Kingdom of God.

We will do this by:

  • Developing ourselves and others as Christian disciples
  • Helping others to know, worship and follow Christ in spirit and in truth
  • Collaborating and cooperating across organizational, institutional and denominational boundaries to minister to the masses


As a member/laity of Greater Centennial , you are automatically eligible for membership. 
– Regular - $5.00 Life - $175.00


The Life Member Stole is symbolic of a sacrificial gift and commitment toward the Lay Council of the AME Zion Church.


Black - Black signifies our pride as a race of people.
Gold - signifies our striving toward purity.

Important Dates

New York Annual Conference

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - Lay Council Day at New York Annual Conference
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Mildred R. Faulkner Scholarship Breakfast
  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Lay Council Sunday throughout AME Zion churches



The A.M.E. Zion Church - www.amez.org
The Connectional Lay Council - www.connectionallaycouncil.org


In all thy ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct thy paths.