African American Church Resources

Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Inc., - VA Conference (BMCR) and Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century (SBC21) are partners in Conference efforts to provide resources for our African American churches.

Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR), Inc.

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. For more information about this caucus, visit

Strengthening the Black Church

Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century (SBC-21) is a program designed to help United Methodist churches with predominantly black congregations become effective in mission and ministry. It does this by linking successful congregational resource centers with congregations that are in search of new ideas and revitalization. For more information about SBC-21, visit



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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
(804) 521-1100
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