Greetings From Marian Watley

Director of New Life Ministries

Overview of New Life Ministries

Welcome new member to Saint Philip AME Church. We are blessed that you have decided to join our family. We are a teaching church and really want to get our membership grounded in some key spiritual beliefs and on the history of our denomination and church. We utilize our New Life Ministries training to accomplish our goal.

It is our prayer that you have received a copy of a New Life Ministries Manual and a Know Your Church Manual. In addition to the aforementioned publications, you will need your bible and access to the internet to complete the on-line New Life Ministries training that we encourage every member/new member of Saint Philip AME Church to participate in and complete.

The course texts are:

  • The Holy Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
  • Know Your Church Manual
  • New Life Ministries Manual

Introduction and Overview

Spirituality—this unit will focus on the basic spiritual disciplines that promote spiritual growth and maturity

  • Basic Concepts of Faith
  • Prayer and Communication with God (Includes Prayer and Fasting)

Education—this unit will provide basic information about the Bible and what we believe

  • Tool & Techniques—provide basic Bible information
  • History and Structure of the AME Church
  • History and Introduction to the Local AME Church (Saint Philip AME)
  • Apostles Creed/General Confession/Decalogue (Refer to General Confession location in Bulletin)
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Articles of Religion

Stewardship—this unit will explore the totality of stewardship (body as God’s temple, time, talent, tithes, and offerings). The guiding principles for developing this section will be:

  • God is the owner and we are the stewards
  • The Lordship of Jesus over all areas of our lives
  • Christian Stewardship & Tithing

Service—this unit will explore our local and denominational ministry (service) with an eye toward getting people connected to a ministry

  • The Ministries of Saint Philip AME Church

Evangelism—this unit will help students to understand that witnessing and evangelism is the responsibility and commission of all Christians and equip them to fulfill this responsibility

  • How to Lead a Person to Christ
  • Each One Reach One

Worship Times

Sunday Service: 9:30 AM
Church School: Sundays at 08:00 AM
Risen Generation (Youth Church): Sundays at 9:00 AM

Connect with Us


Phone: (404) 371-0749

Address: 240 Candler Rd. S.E., Atlanta GA, 30317