Southeastern Jurisdiction
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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SEJANAM Mission Statement

Southeastern Jurisdiction Association for Native American Ministries





The mission of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Association for Native American Ministries (SEJANAM) Inc. is to help establish, train, and service effective Annual Conference Committees on Native American Ministry; identify and engage Native Americans in dialogue with the leadership of the 15 SEJ Annual Conferences; strengthen and create congregational and social ministries; enlist, equip, and deploy lay youth and 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 spirituality; 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 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 for effective ministry
  • 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

PO Box 67
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Street Address

Administration Building
759 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Anne Bridges, Administrative Assistant, 

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

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