Rev. Phyllis Ailes, Discipleship Purpose Head
The Discipleship Purpose exists to help people be more like Christ in their thoughts, feelings and actions. The Discipleship vision is to facilitate the spiritual growth of every member of the church moving from new birth to maturity in Christ. Scripture: "Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true." - Acts 17:11.
Knowledge Keepers instruct on the history, traditions, doctrine, and disciplines of the AME Church to encourage participation among the members. This ministry is responsible for keeping a written and pictorial history of the activities and achievements of Turner Chapel and acts as the custodian for all documents and mementos of the church.
Church-At-Study provides opportunities for biblical training and spiritual growth through God’s word and other Biblical materials. These Bible classes help persons to become spiritually mature and rooted in Jesus Christ. There are opportunities for small and large group settings during the academic year, which runs from August through June each year on Wednesday evenings.
Noon Day Church-At-Study
Noon Day Church-At-Study nurtures and develops the spiritual growth of all members through the study of the Bible and other Biblically sound materials throughout the week at Noon each Wednesday.
Sunday Church School
Sunday Church School provides opportunities for biblical training and spiritual growth through God’s word and other Biblical materials. These Sunday classes help persons to become spiritually mature and rooted in Jesus Christ.
The Lay Organization/African Awareness
The Lay Organization is responsible for organizing and training lay members of the church. Lay members encourage love and appreciation for the history, tradition, and principles of African Methodism.