About Us

Who we are

The 2008 United Methodist Book of Discipline charges the General Commission on United Methodist Men with the “primary oversight for the coordination and resourcing of men’s ministry with The United Methodist Church.” (paragraph 2302)

Brief history

By a margin of 80% to 20%, the General Conference of 1996 approved the creation of the General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM), effective January 1, 1997. The GCUMM assumed the responsibilities of the former Division of United Methodist Men of the General Board of Discipleship. A 23-member Board of Directors was established by General Conference to oversee the work of the Commission.


To Help Men Grow In Christ, So Others May Know Christ.

Board of Directors

The GCUMM Board of Directors is responsible for communicating through its staff to its affiliates and partners, and the UMC, the mission and vision of the GCUMM to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


The GCUMM staff is charged with conducting operations to carry out the mission and vision of the Board of Directors concerning ministries with men and scouting as directed by the UM Book of Discipline, and including strategic plans. They are also responsible for training and resourcing affiliates, partners and other leaders to accomplish these goals. See our complete staff listing.


Our partners are associated with each other, especially in action.


Our Affiliates are closely associated with another, typically in a dependent position.