The Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) oversees and supports the ministries within our North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Nominated by the Conference Committee on Nominations, CONAM is a body made up of persons representing the inclusive nature of the NC Conference but primarily Native American.
The purpose of the Committee is to serve as a ministry within the life of the NC Conference that gives voice to Native Americans and meets the mandate as outlined in the Book of Discipline which “serves to remind the Church of the gifts and contributions made by Native Americans to our society.”
CONAM seeks to challenge the understanding of radical discipleship and our passion for the Lord as indigenous people to be called out into the world as disciples of Christ in communities that minister to those who suffer from being marginalized and disenfranchised.
The Committee has developed a long-range Strategic Plan to offer Native American people a vision for the future. We contend that the power ushered in at Pentecost can be best realized when every local church comes together, works together, and embraces with great joy that “Every Member In Ministry” brings the body together as one.