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SEJANAM Mission Statement


The mission of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Association for Native American Ministries (SEJANAM) Inc. is to help: establish, train and service effective Annual Conference Committee on Native American Ministry; identify and engage Native Americans in dialogue with the leadership of the fifteen SEJ Annual Conferences; strengthen and create congregational and social ministries; enlist, equip and deploy lay youth, adult and clergy leadership; enable Native American communications and community across the SEJ for solidarity, evangelism, service and justice ministry; network Native American human, spiritual and fiscal resources to the whole Church and visa versa; advocate for increased awareness of and appreciation for Native American presence, history, traditions and spiritually; advocate for greater inclusion of Native Americans in the mission and administration of the SEJ Conference and the member Annual Conferences, promote and resource Native American Awareness Sunday; and to help proclaim and model all of the good news of SEJ Native American ministry for the whole Church.

Living Out Our Mission

  • Create Awareness of and dialogue with Native Americans in each Annual Conference
  • Create new congregational and social ministries, strengthen existing ministries
  • Help empower and train Conference Committees on Native American Awareness Sunday and Ministry for effectiveministry
  • Help with strengthening existing ministries
  • Challenge the whole church to always be sensitive and inclusive in mission and administration
  • Provide opportunities for Native Americans to be in communities across the southeast for solidarity, evangelism, service and justice ministries
  • Share leadership, cultural, spiritual and service gifts and graces for the growth and mission of the whole church.

Contact Information

Mailing Address: SEJANAM
PO Box 67
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Street Address: Administration Building
759 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
Rev. Cheryl Toothe, Executive Director of SEJANAM

SEJANAM is a member of the General Advance of the National Division of the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, code #791842. (Donations should be routed through your annual conference treasurer's office.)