There are many ways to get involved at BMC, including: joining the board, volunteering at conferences and conventions, fundraising and more. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, email us at bmc@bmclgbt.org

Join the BMC board

If you are part of or involved in a Mennonite or Church of the Brethren community and want to advocate for justice for lgbtq people, whether as an ally or an lgbtq person, consider joining the board. Board terms are three years with one renewal and the board meets twice per year. Email Carol Wise at bmc@bmclgbt.org for more information. 

Help your congregation join SCN

If you want your congregation to be part of the Supportive Communities Network, start conversations with your pastors or congregants about lgbtq inclusion. Visit the SCN page for the application and resources and the Resources for Congregations page for resources about congregational conversations, process and pastoral care. Contact Carol Wise at bmc@bmclgbt.org if your congregation is ready to join.

Be the Kaleidoscope Coordinator

The Kaleidoscope Coordinator is a full-time one or two year volunteer position at BMC that provides support, resources and programming for Mennonite and Brethren lgbtqa youth and young adults, and assists with general office duties. The position offers an opportunity to travel, learn how a non-profit runs, experience the joys of living in Minnesota, and most importantly, make a difference in individual lives and within the church. 

BMC is recognized as a placement site by Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) and the Volunteer Ministries of the United Church of Christ. 

Be interviewed for the Oral History Project

The Oral History Project (Our Voices) is produced by Amy Short and Paul Neudorf and is part of the new Center for Queer Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. If you have a story or history relevant to lgbtq people and their allies in Mennonite or Church of the Brethren communities, contact Amy Short at amylou@pagefillers.com

Write for our blogs

Outspoken is a variety of articles and essays relevant to lgbgtq people and their allies in Mennonite and Brethren communities. If you have something you'd like to write for Outspoken, contact us at bmc@bmclgbt.org. Coming Out Strong is the youth and young adult blog (Kaleidoscope) for BMC. If you would like to submit to Coming Out Strong, contact the Kaleidoscope Coordinator at kaleidoscope@bmclgbt.org

Be a speaker

Share your experiences with a congregation, community or at a BMC event. If you are interested in lending your voice, contact us at bmc@bmclgbt.org. Past speakers can be found in Outspoken, the Oral History Project and video and DVD resources.

Share your gifts!

Do you have another way of getting involved that we haven't mentioned here? If you have something to offer the BMC community, let us know at bmc@bmclgbt.org.

Staff the
BMC booth 

At Annual Conference (Church of the Brethren) and the biennial Mennonite Church USA convention and district conferences and events, BMC needs volunteers to staff the booth. If you are willing to take a shift, let us know at bmc@bmclgbt.org for upcoming conferences and conventions.

Fundraising

BMC relies on donations and fundraising to sustain our organization. If you would like to donate individually, visit our Donate page. If you would like to host a BMC fundraiser in your community or congregation, contact us at bmc@bmclgbt.org. Past fundraisers have included dinners, performances and more. 

Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests

PO Box 6300

Minneapolis, MN 55406

Contact BMC:

612.343.2060 bmc@bmclgbt.org

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