BMCR represents and is dedicated to more than 2,400 Black United Methodist congregations and approximately 500,000 African American members across the United States.
The caucus is vital because of its:
- keen concern for the future of African Americans in the denomination;
- ability to advocate for the interests and inclusivity of Blacks in the general church structures,
- exceptional nerve to serve as the spiritual agitating conscious of the church,
- determination to raise up prophetic and spiritual leaders who will be advocates for the unique needs of Black people in The United Methodist Church.
The caucus’ membership exceeds 1,000 members. National BMCR meets every year in a designated location and each meeting includes a variety of advocacy and community building efforts including:
- edifying worship and exhilarating preaching;
- insightful plenary sessions;
- encouraging leadership among youth and young adults;
- offering recommendations for Annual and General Conferences;
- supporting jurisdictional and local caucus events;
- developing and enhancing ways to nurturing and growing United Methodist churches and communities to God’s glory;
- hearing reports from the United Methodist general boards and agencies;
- opportunities for becoming advocates for justice;
- building relationships between laity and clergy;
- listening to and celebrating stories of faith, and;
- so much more!