UMM is working to implement a new model and vision of men’s ministry. We believe that the result will be men involved in all four areas of focus which will reach the world for Christ. United Methodist Men are responding to the four areas of focus in the following ways:

New places for new people and renewal of existing congregations…

  • Awakening and building new spiritually as a means to revive congregations.
  • Training clergy and lay leaders in effective discipleship of men.
  • Encouraging and equipping men to serve their pastors and congregations as ministry partners.
  • Assisting UMC leaders beyond the USA with relevant training and resources.

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 Larry Johnson, president of Wylie, Texas UM Men (right), receives a second-place plaque from NACP President Dan Ramsey.

NASHVILLE. Tenn.––Now is the time to enter the second annual national contest for the most outstanding local church, district and conference ministries to men.

Wall plaques will be presented to the top five chartered local-church ministries, the top district and the top annual conference. The top local church will receive a trophy and a wall plaque.

The deadline for entries is Feb. 1, 2016.

There is no cost to enter and there is no form to fill out.

Simply describe the ministries, the number of people involved, the amount of money raised and to whom it was contributed, along with ways in which the ministries have made a difference in the church and community. Do not confine your report to the activities of the small group of men who engage in Bible study. The ministries encompass all the activities of men in your church, district or annual conference.

E-mail information and photos to or mail entries to Rich Peck, 1000 17th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212.

Entries will be judged by a panel composed of conference and jurisdictional presidents of UM Men selected by Dan Ramsey, president of the National Association of Conference Presidents (NACP).

Winning entries will be announced at the March 3-6, 2016, NACP meeting in Nashville. Winning ministries will be advised in advance of the meeting so representatives may plan to personally receive the awards. Plaques and trophy may also be presented during annual conference sessions.

Local church, district and conference winners will be featured in the summer 2016 issue of UM Men magazine.







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