Reconciling Ministries Network is...
Living into our shared baptismal covenant, Reconciling Ministries Network equips and mobilizes United Methodists to resist evil, injustice, and oppression as we seek justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Reconciling Ministries Network envisions a renewed and vibrant Wesleyan movement that is biblically and theologically centered. As committed disciples of Jesus Christ, we strive to transform ourselves and the world by living out the Gospel’s teachings of grace, love, justice, and celebration of all of God’s children.
1: Develop and disseminate a transformational frame of Biblical Obedience that supports faithful disciples of Jesus Christ doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God.
2: Increase the quantity, capacity, and vitality of Reconciling Communities (RCs), Reconciling United Methodists (RUMs), and regional action teams to faithfully act as the center of a renewed and revitalized United Methodist Church.
3: Model the diversity of God’s creation by training, equipping, and supporting new leadership with intentional emphasis on the development of people of color, young adult, and transgender leaders, while partnering with like-minded organizations within the Church and the broader community to build a diverse network towards the goal of ending oppression and creating full inclusion of all people in the UMC regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.
4: Live out the connectivity of a world-wide church through communication and relationship building with clergy, laity, and other groups of the Central Conferences that are working towards the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, identifying both unique needs and common causes.
5: Participate in the current and future connectional processes and power structures of The United Methodist Church in collaboration with current and future emerging alternative Methodist/Wesleyan allies and structures, calling those at all levels of authority and discipleship to faithfulness for our shared mission.
6: Enhance RMN’s long-term success by emphasizing organizational excellence and financial sustainability.
You don’t have to do the work alone! Connect with your Regional Organizer.
Reconciling Ministries Network is committed to the local church and especially to helping communities discern how your congregation, Sunday School class, campus ministry, or other small group can actively welcome all people.
Reconciling Process Organizers
Dennis Akpona – he/him/his – firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Young – she/her/hers – email@example.com – 936.581.9401
Helen Ryde – she/her/hers – firstname.lastname@example.org – 508.247.7818
Rev. Israel (Izzy) Alvaran – he/him/his – email@example.com – 510.717.4894
Give to full inclusion of all people in The United Methodist Church
Donating to Reconciling Ministries Network mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.