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ELIMU CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MINISTRY AT ST. JOHN AME CHURCH
“Enriching Lives and Inspiring Minds with Understanding”

Elimu - East African Swahili word meaning knowledge or education.

At St. John AME, we strongly believe in the importance of knowledge and Christian education in support of an informed faith. Our faith in Christ compels us to learn more about the meaning and purpose of our lives as new creations in Christ. It is not enough for us to simply attend worship on Sunday morning. We must be fully engaged in a continual process of education that helps us in our daily lives.

In the Gospel of John Jesus declares that he came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. An abundant life is a life enriched by the knowledge of Christ. An abundant life is achieved when we are inspired to learn more about what God asks of us and what God has planned for our lives.

The St. John AME Christian Education Ministry is described by using the Swahili word ELIMU to form the acronym:

 

DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY
The Disciple Bible Study is a 34-week study that focuses on the examination of Scripture to transform our lives under the power of the Word. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the handbook which explains how the study works. See the weekly announcements to learn more about date and time for Disciple Bible Study groups.


NEW MEMBER DISCIPLESHIP CLASS
This class is designed for new disciples in Christ and focuses on planting seeds of faith, watering existing seeds of faith and nurturing Christian growth. It is an 8-week course that takes place on Sunday mornings prior to the worship experience. It culminates in the extension of the right hand of fellowship to new members.


SUNDAY MORNING FULFILLMENT HOUR
On Sunday mornings we offer a number of opportunities to engage in focused study of God’s Word prior to the Worship experience. These classes are often thematic and are designed to lead you into a better understanding of the Christian faith and help enhance your spiritual growth.


WEEKDAY CHRISTIAN FORMATION CLASSES
We provide a number of opportunities to participate in formal Bible Studies or other Christian Formation classes based on specific topics. Most of these classes will take place in the evenings on Wednesdays.

We also offer midday Bible Study for senior adults on Tuesday afternoons. From time to time we may offer classes on other days of the week throughout the year.

Elimu is also woven into many St. John Ministries and will comprise educational components as part of their mission. You may contact the under-shepherds of these ministries to learn more.

We look forward to having you learn and grow with us!

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by God, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)