United Methodist Men
United Methodist Men partner with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church.
Everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest. Therefore, opportunities for participation would include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring and assisting in leading worship service. The focus is not inward, concentrating only on those who attend a set meeting, but outward to all men, assisting them to engage the process of spiritual growth.
Our mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.
Our goal is to empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within the congregations of the UMC.
Our pathway is a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth to maturity as Christ followers. Our spiritual formation is marked by spiritual reproduction, as our faith passes on in others.
The objectives of the United Methodist Men shall be:
- To seek daily Christ’s way of life.
- To bear witness to this way in business dealings and in social contacts
- To engage in some definite Christian service.
- To study and become familiar with the United Methodist Church, its organization, and its doctrines.
- To promote personal evangelism, especially among men and boys.
- To develop Christian fellowship in the church, especially among laymen, by promoting Christian understanding.
- To cooperate with the Bishop, District Superintendent, and Pastor in promoting the program of the church.
- To cooperate with other units of United Methodist Men in the promotion of District, Conference, and Church-wide projects under the leadership of the Board of Discipleship.
The purpose of the United Methodist Men’s Fellowship is threefold.
RENEWAL – Our faith is renewed as we share together in experiences of worship and study.
SERVICE – As concerned men of Christ, we seek to render service to each other, to the church and to the larger community through programs decided upon and developed by us as we respond in faith to God’s love to us.
FELLOWSHIP – We share together in Christian fellowship in all that we do, but we also set a time aside dedicated to no effort but the enjoyment of each other’s company and doing things we like to do as Christian men.