Ethnic Local Church Concerns
Ministries of Faith in Action
We are one church, yet we recognize the individuality and diversity of each one of our members. It is our mission to ensure that the voices of diversity are heard within not only our community, but throughout the world as well. This ministry serves the purpose of strengthening ethnic local churches through various programs, leadership courses, grants and more – all to encourage a message of grace, equality, and hope within our communities.
News & Events
Originally published at https://umcmission.org/news-statements/by-faith-our-journey-continues/ The Pacific Islander Ministry Plan Advisory Committee met, under the banner of By Faith…Let Us Run with Perseverance, on Aug. 8-9, 2022, at the Garden Grove United...
Are you part of an ethnic or multiethnic United Methodist Church? Are you starting or currently leading a new ministry or outreach in an ethnic community? If so, apply for a grant of up to $10,000 from Discipleship Ministries. The deadline is September 10, so...
Mustard Seed Migration Grants provide up to 50 congregations in the United States with up to $2,000 in funding to support one-time, community-based projects that assist refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented persons, and migrants of all types. Applications will be...
Originally published at https://www.umcjustice.org/news-and-stories/church-and-society-now-accepting-applications-for-2022-grant-funding-1586 The General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) awards grants to United Methodist congregations and groups related to The...
Nashville, Tennessee – United Methodist Communications, the denomination’s global communication agency, is seeking people in leadership roles within local United Methodist churches to participate in upcoming ethnic leader panel discussions. Interested parties can...
This month’s event is focused on a video by Juana Bordas, which is based on her book The Power of Latino Leadership. Rev. Antonieta Fernandes and Rev. Efrain Zavala will facilitate the discussion on September 13, 2021, at 7:00 PM.
By Rev. Efraín Zavala, Associate Pastor at Prescott United Methodist Church and member of the DSC-RACE Coalition Join us for a book study on “The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong.” This weekly, four-session study will be conducted via...
News Release: Local Church Racial/Ethnic Ministries Grant Applications Due Sept. 1 NASHVILLE, Tenn. May 1, 2020/Discipleship Ministries/ – Applications for Racial Ethnic Local Church Concerns (RELCC) grants up to $7,000 to help local United Methodist churches build...
Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 – October 15! Celebrate the contributions of Hispanic-Latino individuals in your area with the help of customizable outreach tools. Use the resources to invite your community to join you for worship and events, all while building awareness of Hispanic-Latino culture and traditions.
Grants up to $10,000 will be available this fall from Discipleship Ministries to strengthen the leadership training, small groups, worship, stewardship and spiritual formation in ethnic local United Methodist churches. Find out more.
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Ethnic Local Church Concerns Archives
Get Connected to Diversity
Here are a list of resources that help strengthen your church in diversity and exposure.
RELCC Grant Application
Apply today to see if you are an eligible recipient of our RELCC Grants.
Conference Commission on Religion & Race
This document helps identify the reality of how we continue to fall short of fully including and supporting people of color and how we can do better in supporting equality.