Emanuel Movie Discussion Guide

This discussion guide is designed to provide tools and resources to help leaders facilitate a discussion about Emanuel—whether in a theater after the film is screened, in a church setting, or a small group setting. These questions are not meant to serve as a rigid template but, instead, provide a flexible framework to foster dialogue around the core themes of the film.

Exploring the 2018-2019 Connectional Theme: Environmental Justice

Greeting from the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network to the 2019 UBUNTU Christian Education Summit, February 19, 2019; Cape Town, South Africa

No Good Comes From the Mine

Women Rise for Justice fundraising trailer as shared by Presiding Elder Betty Kauna Schroder, Namibia, during the CE Summit thematic plenary—Exploring our Connectional Theme: Environmental Justice

Hidden Figures Faith Discussion Guide

Seasonal Liturgical Colors

Helpful information outlining the liturgical calendar and its corresponding colors.

People of the Anvil

A small pamphlet introduction to the history and polity of the AME Church.

Worship Resources

The AME Church Publishing House (Sunday School Union) has produced some free resources to enhance worship and faith formation.

Offering a wide variety of resources, The African American Lectionary is a wonderful depository of assets and information.

In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement.

Lament and Hope is a Pan-African Devotional Guide commemorating the 2019 Quad-Centennial of the forced transatlantic voyage of enslaved African peoples to Jamestown, Virginia USA.

Four Bible studies prepared for the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism are now available online at WCC website,

The conference committee responsible for worship, Bible study and spiritual exercise commissioned theologians from diverse theological and cultural backgrounds to write studies related to the conference theme Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship.

Founder’s Day Resources

Founders Day Litany 2019
By Rev. Garland F. Pierce, Executive Director, AMEC Department of Christian Education Inspired by Psalm 138 (Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C)

Richard Allen Faux Stained Glass Activity
Materials Need:
– 8.5 x 11 reproducible image (Richard Allen)
– Wax paper
– Ruler
– Tape
– Paper frames and precut mat boards (14″ x 20″)
– Colored markers (Sharpies work well)

This piece was written by Bishop John Hurst Adams (1927-2018) and appeared in The Journal of Christian Education, Volume. 60 Fall 1999 Number 26.

Word Search
This activity is for youth and the young at heart.

Richard Allen Documentary
This short video tells the story of Richard Allen and the founding of the AME Church. There are also versions with Spanish, French, and Portuguese subtitles.

Video Study Resources
Christian Educators from Mother Bethel, the South Philadelphia District, and the Philadelphia Conference produced study resources for various age levels to accompany the documentary.

September Christian Education Month Resources

Call to Worship

This Call to Worship is most fitting for Christian Education Sunday as it offers thanks and praise to God for learning and teaching.
An Order of Installation of Church School and/or Christian Education Boards/Staff/Workers:
Christian Education Sunday is a wonderful time to install teachers and leaders in the Christian Education ministry into their positions or honor their service in the church. This suggested order beautifully does this.
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Recruitment Ideas

Here are a few simple ideas as to how you can use the month to highlight the teaching ministry of the church and invite others to participate and offer leadership and service.

Litany of Commitment

This litany is an easy and effective way to bring Christian Education into your worship experience.

Prayer for Christian Education

You have called us to the teaching ministry of the church. We pray for that ministry and for the various ministries in the Department of Christian Education.

Prayer for the New Learning Year

This prayer can be used in the context of worship on Christian Education Sunday or during the assembly during Church School.

A Litany of Covenantal Learning

This litany recognizes the importance of the teaching ministry and those who serve and lead in it as well as those who are blessed by it. It is for worship on the Sunday when Christian Education is highlighted and lifted up.

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