All lay persons who are members of the A.M.E. Zion Church and who are in good standing in their respective churches are eligible to become members of the Connectional Lay Council.

The Connectional Lay Council shall have the following membership categories; Regular, Four-Year, Life, and Honorary (clergy and youth members under age 18).

Connectional Lay Council Dues Structure
Memberships Connection Region Conference District Local
Regular – $5.00 $2.00 $1.00 $0.50 $0.50 $1.00
Four-Year – $20.00 $8.00 $4.00 $2.00 $2.00 $4.00
Life – $125.00 $25.00 $15.00 $10.00 $25.00 $50.00
Life Membership Stole

The Connectional Lay Council stole is to be worn by Life Members only. The stole is to be worn on Annual Lay Sunday celebrated the third Sunday in October; District, Annual, and Regional meetings; Evangelistic Retreat; Quadrennial Convocation, Quadrennial Convention, and Lay Council celebrations. The stole should be worn over black suits or dresses. Children (age 12 and under) may wear dark or white attire. The Life Member pin can be worn on the left side of the stole above the emblem.