Native American Ministries

Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM)

The mission of the Mountain Sky Annual Conference Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM) and Healing Relationships is to create opportunities to bring people together to build authentic relationships with Native Americans for justice, healing and wholeness; to promote and determine the distribution of the Native American Ministries Sunday offering; to guide and implement a process within the Mountain Sky Annual Conference to resource new and developing Native American ministries within the conference; by:

  1. Examining our own attitudes, beliefs and actions;
  2. Identifying people who have the heart for this ministry and supporting their learning and preparation to begin conversations with indigenous people;
  3. Seeking occasions to mindfully approach appropriate tribal members and authorized representatives of Native American organizations;
  4. Bringing relationships forward for the purpose of listening and learning;
  5. Participating in the lives of Native American brothers and sisters both within and outside of the church;
  6. Advocating for system change within our conference, the worldwide church, and society that will lead toward ceasing harm, acknowledgment of our guilt and a commitment to living differently.

By mandates of:


CONAM Board Members (Word / PDF)

CONAM New Member Orientation (Word / PDF)

CONAM Grant Application (Word PDF)


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

Laurie Day - MSC Director of Community & Congregational Development, lday@mtnskyumc.org