Apply Now for Connectional Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program for 2017-2018

Applications are being accepted for the Connectional Clinical Pastoral Education Program, an educational experience for ministers and laypersons of all denominations to enhance their professional pastoral skills and personal development but are unable to be in a traditional CPE program due to time or other restrictions. It also enables probationary ministers in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME) to meet the requirement of one unit of CPE for full connection clergy membership. This unique program brings ministers from across the country together and in small groups for interactive, reflective learning using their own community and place of ministry as the context.

The program will begin with the first intensive session August 21-24, 2017 at the CME Unity Summit at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA.  The second intensive week will be January 8-10, 2018 in Atlanta at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, the site of the Phillips School of Theology Pastors Conference. A third face-to-face meeting of the group for final evaluations is determined by the group. Read more

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Editor of The Christian Index

Rev. Dr. Ore L. Spragin, Jr.

Celebrating Eastertide in the

Shadow of Cross Bearing
 by Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

Dear CME Family:

       One of the stanzas of Charles Wesley’s hymn, “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” is this one:
        Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!

        Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
        Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
       Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

          In the rhythm of the cycle of Lectionary living and Lectionary preaching, we spend 40 days of Lent in preparation, in fasting, in prayer, in penitence of various types as we bring ourselves under subjection even as Christ brought Himself under subjection to do the will of God as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”  That Lectionary rhythm has been mine for at least 45 years of “preparing” during Lent; a rhythm that acknowledged the gift of God’s Son “setting His face” toward Jerusalem, of Him dying on the cross for the salvation of the world, a rhythm caught up in the festive celebration of the Easter message – “He is Risen!”, and a rhythm that culminated in the pronouncement and promise of Ascension Day some several weeks later – “This same Jesus … will come back in the same way you have seen him go …” (Acts 1:11). Read more

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson keynoted the April 4th tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church, where First District Presiding Prelate Bishop Henry M. Williamson Sr. helped reveal plans for the renovation and conversion of the historic Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital building. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. reports that the CME Church’s Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital (CCCH) in Memphis, TN is being renovated at this present time to become a healthcare facility for those with special needs. Collins Chapel Hospital was built by the CME Church to serve African Americans during an era when other hospitals in the Memphis / Shelby County Community would not take black patients. I thank God for the leadership and support of the College of Bishops of the CME Church along with the Board of Directors from each Episcopal District in helping us launch this much needed healthcare facility.  Read more here.

Over 300 CME's from across the state of Georgia joins Presiding Bishop Kenneth W. Carter as he calls for a State Wide Economic Justice day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.

View on Demand the Live Stream of the 146th Founder's Day Celebration of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church! This historical event was held on Saturday, December 17 and streamed from Mother Liberty CME Church in Jackson, TN. 


2016-2020 Connectional

Young Adult Ministry (CYAM)

Executive Board

President - Amina S. McIntyre
Vice President - Kianna Ruff
Secretary - Toya McQueen
Assistant Secretary - Jamea Grace
Treasurer - Tiffanie Thompson
Chaplain - Kenneth Pettigrew

2016-2020 Episcopal Representatives
1 JD Washington
2 Brandon Beaty Alexander
3 DaLisa Portley
4 Princess Woodard
5 Crystal Waddy
6 Tyisha Hampton
7 Shannah Bateman
8 Quitney Pryor
9 Danica Henderson
10 TBA
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Online Education Certificate of Theology & Clinical Pastoral Education Certification Classes Offered by the Fourth Episcopal District

Dear Prospective Students:

 The 4th Episcopal District of the CME Church is pleased to offer to Clergy and Lay persons in the CME Church and other denominational bodies Certificate of Theology online courses and Clinical Pastoral Education Certification classes.
Below you will find a link that includes:

.   A brief infomercial about the Certificate of Theology Program

  • Course offerings for Spring 2017
  • A link to complete the application and registration for courses and,

  • A brief infomercial about the Clinical Pastoral Education Program
  •  Course offerings for Spring 2017
  • A link to complete the application and registration process

If  you have any questions regarding the application and registration process or concerns, please email
Should you experience any technology difficulties please contact 4thdistrictcme Tech Support

Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr., Presiding Prelate
4th Episcopal District Registrar
Continuing Education and Professional Development
Fourth Episcopal District
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Renovations Underway to Convert

Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital to a Health Care Facility for Those

with Special Needs

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