Annual Ministries in Christian Education
Virtual Learning and Planning Gathering

April 8-10, 2021

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

COVID-19 and Black Men’s Mental Health

Through a partnership between the Sons of Allen and the AMEC Health Commission, this learning lab with leader, Dr. Hector Myers, Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society and Psychology at Vanderbilt University, explored some of the unique challenges and disparities that the pandemic has exposed particularly as it relates to an often ignored and neglected health issue, Black men’s mental health. It also explored how churches can partner in raising awareness related to mental health and helping promote mental health.

Vacation Bible School 2021

The pandemic interrupted our summer 2020 Christian education programming, particularly Vacation Bible School (VBS). As we continue to engage in faith formation during the pandemic, this learning lab, led by Ms. Terri Hannett, Vice President of National Accounts for UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), introduced the 2021 VBS curriculum of Urban Ministries, Inc. (UMI) and gave ideas how the curriculum might be shared virtually as some congregations will continue to observe social distancing this summer. While it was specific to VBS, some of the ideas and resources shared may be useful as we think about Christian education more broadly as we engage in teaching ministries virtually.
African Methodist Episcopal Church Christian Education Department
P.O. Box 331947, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone:  615-242-1420 | Fax:  615-726-1866