Native American Ministries

Conference Committee on Native American Ministries

“There shall be an annual conference committee on Native American ministry or other structure to provide for these ministries and maintain the connectional relationships. The basic membership of the committee shall be nominated and elected by established procedure of the respective annual conferences. Each annual conference shall determine the number and composition of the total membership. Where possible, the membership shall consist of a majority of Native Americans.

It shall be the responsibility of this committee to:

  • determine the distribution of the Native American Ministries Sunday offering;
  • coordinate the promotion of Native American Ministries Sunday;
  • and monitor Native American ministries within the Annual Conference.

Each committee shall report how the offering funds have benefited Native Americans in their annual conference” (Book of Discipline, 2008, ¶654).

Whether you are Christian, Native traditionalist, or of another faith, you are welcome to join in our work with and advocacy for Native peoples. If you would like to join the Conference Committee, contact one of the listed persons at the end of this page. If you choose to use the information here to work on your own, thank you for your time and interest.  Feel free to peruse the following resources for use in your congregation.

Resources

Native American Communications Office "Connections on the Hoop: Native people and United Methodism." Available for free download

Native American International Caucus

Native American Comprehensive Plan

Native American Ministries Sunday


Contact

Rev. Jerry Boles - Chair, RMC Native Ministries Committee, ccjboles@msn.com

Laurie Day - RMC Assistant Director of Mission and Ministry, laurie@rmcumc.com