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Ethnic Local Church Concerns

According to The Book of Discipline, 2008, ¶ 632, the purpose of the Ethnic Local Church Concerns (ELCC) Committee is to:

  • Keep the vision of ethnic local church concerns before the annual conference
  • Provide guidance and resources to churches in the annual conference as they minister with and to ethnic constituencies
  • Coordinate annual conference strategies related to ethnic local church concerns
  • Provide a forum for dialogue among ethnic constituencies and annual conference agencies
  • Provide training for annual conference and congregational leaders
  • Promote and interpret ethnic local church concerns to the annual conference
  • Work with the annual conference to identify and nuture lay and clergy leaders of ethnic communities

God's desire is that all people everywhere are served and have the opportunity to live out their gifts and graces in service to the world.  Thus, the ultimate goal of the ELCC is to create vital programs, collaborative initiatives, and transparent processes that enable the ELCC to effectively direct the work of the Conference in fulfilling God's desire regarding ethnic ministries.  If you have any questions/comments, need information, or want to get involved, please contact:

Tamara Brown
Chairperson of ELCC
(859) 806-6591


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