The vision of Varick Memorial AME Zion Church is to embrace God’s love through our Discipleship; enhance God’s peace in our Worship; encourage others with our Evangelism; edify our community with Education and Economic Development; extend our resources by Godly Stewardship.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
About God- There is one true and living God. He is the creator and preserver of all things. He has forever existed in three personalities; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
About Jesus Christ- Jesus is the Son of God, who came in human flesh and was born into the world. He lived a sinless life and died as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of human kind on the cross. He was resurrected from the grave and ascended into Heaven, and will come again as Judge, and He will reign as Lord over all.
Holy Spirit- The Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Father and Son, is of one substance and glory with God. The Holy Spirit makes us aware of our need or Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit helps us to live the Christian faith. We believe in the evidence and expression of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life.
About the Bible- We believe the bible contains all things necessary for salvation and to live the Christian faith. God inspired the composition of the bible. The Old Testament is not contrary to the New Testament both offer everlasting life through Jesus Christ. The word of God is eternal.
About Salvation- We believe that all people are born as sinners and we are saved by the grace of God through faith and not by any good works. Salvation is when we confess that we are a sinner and believe in our hearts that Christ died for our sins.
About the return of Christ- We believe that Jesus will return at a time that is not known to anyone. We believe in the resurrection of those who will have died at the time of Christ coming again and the rapture of those yet living.
About Methodism- The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is a-part of the Pan-Methodist family. We acknowledge and celebrate ‘the means of grace’ as understood within the Methodist tradition. We claim the Wesleyan understanding of faith: prevenient grace, free will, the public and private worship of God, and the promotion of personal and social holiness.