The Ethnic Local Church Concerns Committee seeks to advocate for, encourage and empower the 34 local ethnic ministries and leaders throughout the Wisconsin United Methodist Conference. We provide funding to ethnic churches for Summer Developer ministries. We also give scholarships to ethnic pastors in the seminary Advanced Course of Study and in college in preparation for ministry.
We greatly appreciate the donations of $456 given for the Summer Developers program last year. Our goal this year is to raise $6,000 in time to help this summer. If you collect an offering at your church for Summer Developers, have your treasurer send it with your monthly remittances. We need your help!
The Ethnic Local Church Concerns Committee may consist of one representative each from the Cabinet, United Methodist Women, United Methodist Men, Conference Council on Youth Ministries, Commission on the Status and Role of Women, Board of Congregation and Circuit Development, Board of Higher Education and Student Ministry, Board of Church and Society and the Commission on Religion and Race. Each of the following caucuses shall name two representatives:
- Native American
- Black United Methodists for Church Renewal
The Committee shall select seven at-large members representing ethnic local churches in consultation with the Conference Nominations Committee. Advisory: the Conference Shalom Zone coordinator. Ex officio: the Coordinator of Congregation and Circuit Development or designate.
Summer Developer Program
The Ethnic Local Church Concerns Developers Program allows talented and interested ethnic persons to participate in the life and ministry of the local church, outreach program, summer program, and Christian education program for the purpose of developing ethnic leadership. It can provide an in-the-field experience for anyone considering any ministry. To apply, download, complete and return the Summer Developer Program Funding Proposal form contained in the links below. Be sure to review all documents, including the proposal form, job description, and evaluation form.