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       It is our view that the ministry of the Church, the Christian ministry, is founded upon the work of Christ Jesus, built from the work of the apostles, expanded and empowered by the work of the Holy Spirit.  

The Christian ministry is very work oriented, therefore, if the Church is to be truly authentic, it has to work.  

Choose to do the work of the Christian ministry.

       Although we are not saved by our works, our works do matter and are very crucial in determining the growth, success, and rewards we experience from the Christian lifestyle we have chosen; both now and beyond. I contend, that the Biblical Christian lifestyle is one of work (service).  If we begin with the end in mind and if that end is, as it is described in Revelations 14:13, “Blessed are they that die in the Lord…that they may rest from their labors and their works follow them.”  If this be so, then we must ask ourselves what works will follow us.  Our faith may go ahead of us, but surely our works follow us.

So choose now; determine what will follow you.  Choose to do the work of Christian ministry (Evangelism through service and Edification through love). I pray that evangelizing non-believers for salvation, equipping disciples for the work of ministry, and edifying the body of Christ for the advancement of the Kingdom of God; will follow you; in Jesus Name, AMEN. 

Rev. Dr. Baron D. Young, Pastor

St. James A.M.E. Church

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  • Adult Bible Study

  • Religious Education

  • Minister to Women

  • Minister to Men

  • Minister to Youth

  • New Membership Ministry

  • Lay Organization 

  • Care Ministries

  • Youth Ministries

  • Women's Ministry

  • Official Board

  • Steward Board

  • Steward Board (Commissions)

  • Trustee Board

  • Trustee Aide

  • Community Development 

  • Music Ministries

  • Liturgical Dance and Mime Ministries

  • Stewardess Board

  • Usher Boards

  • Men's Ministry

  • Outreach Ministries

  • St. James Gazette

  • Support Ministries

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