The Steward Board is responsible for handling the spiritual and temporal business of the church. The members of the Steward Board are nominated annually by the Pastor and confirmed by the Quarterly Conference.
The Trustee Board manages all the temporal concerns of the church. They guard all real estate and other property owned by the church and make improvements to the property or real estate when authorized to do so by the majority of the legal members of the church.
The pastor in charge may nominate one or more boards of Stewardesses, according to the size of each local church, composed of sisters of good character, who are in good and regular standing as members of the local church, to assist the Stewards in the discharge of their duties.
It is the duty of the Stewards to provide the elements for Holy Communion. This duty traditionally is assigned to the Stewardesses to prepare the elements for the service of Communion. They dress the pulpit and altar with the suitable, clean, white coverings, also keeping the utensils polished and shining, with the appropriate bowl and a number of small linen guest towels supplied for the use of the ministers in preparation of their hands for service in the communion.
The mission of the Church School is to teach, train, nurture, prepare, and recruit adults and children in God's word for Christian service, emphasizing those Christian principles that are essential for effective Christian growth and participation. The Church School meets each Sunday at 9:15 am. There are classes for all ages.
The Church School also helps sponsor the Easter and Christmas pageant and the annual Church Fellowship. It gives school supplies to the children and youth at the beginning of the school year.
Bro. Rudolph Certain is Superintendent of the Church School.
Church School Creed: Our Church School must grow and glow and I must help to make it so. Every member a Christian, every Christian a worker; every worker trained, a worker that needs not be ashamed. This we ask in Jesus' Name. AMEN.
Church School Benediction (A Prayer): We have come, we have studied, we have learned; and so until our next coming together to study God's word, may His rich blessings reside with you and may His grace be eternally yours. AMEN.
The Department of Christian Education is responsible for developing a comprehensive and unified program of Christian Education for the local church which shall lead to a knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, the Christian Religion, and the Christian Church, and an implementation of these values in daily living. The CED is led by the Christian Education Director who shall provide direction and supervision of all religious and educational interests of the church.
Other responsibilities of the CED include:
The Lay Organization is usually composed of three (3) or more persons formed for the purposes of:
The Sons of Allen is a ministry whose focus is the male members of Ward Chapel. Its purpose is to encourage males to become involved in helping other men find Christ in their lives. It provides opportunities for fellowship, friendship and mentoring to the boys and young men of the church as well as in the community.
The W.M.S. is usually composed of three (3) or more persons formed for the purposes of:
"I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness."
Ward Chapel has four usher boards that minister during weekly worship services and at other special occasions. There are three adult boards and one for children and youth. The adult boards are: Rosa Coleman Usher Board, Usher Board #2 and the Sons of Allen. The children/youth board is the Jewelette Usher Board.
"I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving."
(Psalms 69:30 NIV)
Ward Chapel has four choirs that minister during weekly worship services and at other special occasions. There are three adult choirs and one for children and youth. The adult choirs are: The Mass Choir, the Voices of Ward, and the Male Chorus. The Youth Choir is comprised of both children and youth. All choirs are under the direction of Bro. Assel Jean Pierre.