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Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Mission Statement


Our Mission

A Great Commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will Grow a Great Church.


Our Vision

Believing that a Great Commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will grow a Great Church, Allen Chapel will be a church that is committed to the five basic purposes God designed the church to fulfill.  These five purposes are found in these two key scriptures:


The Great Commandment: “Jesus said, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…and mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.  All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments.’”  Matt. 22:36-40

The Great Commission: “Jesus said, ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  Matt. 28:19-20

To “Love God with all your heart” is “WORSHIP.”

To “Love your neighbor as yourself” is “MINISTRY.”

To “Go…make disciples” is “EVANGELISM.”


To “Teach them…all things” is “DISCIPLESHIP.”


Allen Chapel will strategically implement these five purposes striving for excellence and efficiency in all five in a balanced way.  By excelling in all five purposes, we are a healthy church, and healthy churches naturally grow.  We will seek through Evangelism to bring non-believers into the Worship and then Fellowship of our church family then build them up through Discipleship and train them for their unique Ministry for God.


The Core Values

Committed to Jesus Christ as the only Lord and Savior

Committed to the decisive authority of Scripture

Open to receive the Spirit, his gifts and fruits and AME Doctrine and Discipline combining order with freedom of worship

Offering small groups (Class Leaders System) for spiritual growth and service

Especially concerned for hurting people

A leadership that is spiritually mature and dedicated

A great commission church dedicated to discipleship and missions

Kingdom minded, transforming Hartford by the gospel

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