AME/WIM is the official professional organization for women pursuing excellence in ministry in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and is the prophetic voice for parity and justice through advocacy and activism for women in ministry.
As an international organization, AME/WIM is active in each of the 20 Episcopal Districts. AME/WIM serves, encourages, and supports the work of women in Christian ministry. Currently, over four thousand women serve in ministerial capacities throughout the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Elected by its active women in ministry; an Executive Board provides leadership at each level (Episcopal District, Annual Conference and Presiding Elder District)
The mission of the AME/WIM is to define, enhance, support, and expand the presence of women in ministry in leadership in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.
Multiple levels of membership are available through AMEWIM and membership is open to women and men; lay and clergy. Membership dues can now be paid online.
Membership in AME/WIM means joining your voice with the prophetic voice of others in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in pursuit of parity, justice, and equity for AME clergywomen. By lending your name, offering your support, and sharing your energy, you allow us to continue standing at forefront of change. Your membership in AME/WIM reflects your desire to ensure that AME Clergy Women have advocates of justice, access to resources, and voices affirming their gifts and call in the AME Church.
AME/WIM is working to intentionally partner with others in the AME Church, including our brothers in ministry and the laity of our church; and appreciate their advocacy, and support of the mission and purpose of AME/WIM. We, AME/WIM, continue our commitment to sharing the “herstories” of AME Women as we work with and support the laity who train, encourage, motivate and educate the laity of the church and instill a love for, and an appreciation of, the history, traditions, principles, and development of African Methodism.
Why AME/WIM ? AME/WIM is committed to achieving full equality for women through access to resources, advocating for clergywomen, and affirming the call of women in the AME Church. We invite and welcome you to become a part of herstory as a Full Member, Local Member, Advisory Member, Student/Licentiate Member, or Associate Member (Partner).
Dues are paid annually and membership is available on multiple levels including the Annual Conference, District, and Connectional levels. Please contact the President of your District or the Connectional Treasurer for more information.