Church School Class Material

Lesson 1: A Vocabulary of the Christian Faith

  1. Altar– A place for sacrifice and dedication.
  2. Amen– I agree; I am with you; me too; that’s right.
  3. Apostles– The Fathers and builders of the early church.
  4. Baptism– The outward sign of inward Grace. A public declaration of the Christian faith
  5. Bible– A collection of some of the words and works of God
  6. Blessed – Happy
  7. Christian– One who represents Christ.
  8. Church– The people of God: a redemptive fellowship in Christ.
  9. Decalogue– The Ten Commandments OF Yaweh
  10. Devil– The deciever: the evil one.
  11. Disciple– A follower of Christ.
  12. Doxology– Giving praise to God.
  13. Doctrine or Dogma– A set of opinions or beliefs.
  14. Exodus– To go out: a way out.
  15. Faith– Hope in action.
  16. Gospel– The good news.
  17. Grace– Getting favour from God that we do not deserve.
  18. Heaven– God’s Throne room and eternal home of the faithful
  19. Hell– The eternal home of the un-faithful.
  20. Holy Communion– Becoming of one with Christ by sharing in his body and blood.
  21. Hymns– Lyrical expressions of one’s belief in Christ put into song.
  22. Invocation– Inviting the Spirit to be present.
  23. Love– The act of giving of one’s self un-conditionally.
  24. Laity or Laos– The people of God.
  25. Marriage– The act of a man and a woman becoming one in Christ.
  26. Mercy– A forgiveness we receive from God we don’t deserve.
  27. Messiah– The ‘anointed one‘ of God
  28. Minister– Servant of God.
  29. Missionary– One who goes out into the world and establishes the work of God.
  30. Patriarchs– Fathers of the faith-Abraham. Isaac, Jacob.
  31. Parables– A story told to illustrate or explain a truth.
  32. Pentecost – Fifty
  33. Prayer– A conversation with God.
  34. Preaching– The act of proclaiming the word of God.
  35. Priest– One who represents the people before God.
  36. Prophet– One who God speaks through.
  37. Redemption– The act of buying back; to make right again.
  38. Resurrection– Coming back to life from the dead.
  39. Saint– A faithful follower of Christ.
  40. Salvation– The act of being with God.
  41. Steward– a manager of another’s property
  42. Temptation– The battle with oneself.
  43. Trinity– Three
  44. Testament– A covenant, agreement, or deal that God makes with us.
  45. Text– Writing

Lesson 2: A brief History of the A.M.E. Church

Lesson 3: The A.M.E. Church Catechism

The Catechism of the African Methodist Episcopal Church   

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Lesson 4: The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the church universal,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Lesson 5: The twenty five articles of religion.


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