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  1. The Class Leader Program EDUCATION I (EL-1515)

  2. Presenter • Rev. Stacey L. Smith • Leadership Training

  3. Class Leader Overview • What is a Class Leader? • Purpose • Structure of the Class • Duties of the Class Leader

  4. What is a Class Leader? • They are sub-pastors • Appointed by the Pastor in charge • They should be a mature Christian • Well versed in the AME Discipline and Holy Scriptures

  5. Purpose of the Class • A class is formed to discern whether its members are indeed working out their own salvation and to receive what they contribute to the support of the Gospel.

  6. Structure of the Class • One person will be assigned as class leader from each class • Class leaders are appointed annually by the Pastor • They serve for one year and can be re-appointed annually • They are examined quarterly by the Pastor and the Presiding Elder

  7. Duties of the Class Leader • Meet the members • Read rule of Band Societies • Visit other classes • Converse with Pastor • Watch over probationers • Report to Official Board

  8. Leadership Training • Equipping the Class Leader to lead

  9. Foundations of Training • Introduction to Class Leadership • AMEC Organization & History • Class Member Contact • Shepherding • Prayer and Prayer Request • Fellowships • Potential Class Leaders

  10. Introduction to Class Leadership • What does it mean to be a class leader? • Duties

  11. AMEC Organization & History • Foundations of the AMEC • About the name • Our Mission • Our Motto • 25 Articles of Faith • AMEC Structure • AMEC History

  12. Class Member Contact • Weekly Contact • Types of Contact • Telephone • In-home visit • Card

  13. Shepherding • Confidentiality • Listening Empathetically • Encourage Trust • Use the Bible • Pray

  14. Prayer & Prayer Request • Class leaders should pray for their class members • John 16:6-24 – Christ prayed for his disciples, that God would protect them from the evil one • Class leaders should encourage class members to submit prayer request

  15. Fellowship • Quarterly Group Meetings with Refreshments • Allows whole class to meet • Encourages camaraderie • Share what God is doing in their lives

  16. Potential Class Leaders • It is vital to have a self-perpetuating system • It is the duty of current class leaders to recommend new class leaders • Recommendations are given to the Pastor

  17. Class Leader Perspectives • Reflective Review – On what it means to be a class leader

  18. Questions & Answers • Overview • Leadership Training • Class Leader Perspective

  19. THANK YOU & GOD BLESS