Photo: Reginald Grant, former NFL defensive back, will lead a workshop on mentoring during the National Gathering of UM Men.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.––UM Men attending the National Gathering in Nashville may attend a 3-hour scouting ministry training event on Friday afternoon, July 12, the opening day of the conference.
Prior to the workshop, the Board of Directors of the National Association of UM Scouters will hold their annual meeting at 10 a.m. The group will also host a luncheon to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the association. Mark Hazelwood, executive director of Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (PRAY), will be the keynote speaker.
The Friday afternoon workshop will be led by Craig Lincoln, co-scouting coordinator for the North Central Jurisdiction and head of the scouting ministry training program. The 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. workshop is designed for local church, district and conference scouting coordinators.
Topics will include mentoring programs and community outreach strategies. Scouting ministry specialists and those wishing to become involved in that ministry will also find the workshop helpful. Larry Coppock, top scouting executive in the denomination, will be a resource person for the workshop.
Men who are interested in scouting may also attend a workshop on effective mentoring led by Reginald Grant, a high school English teacher and former defensive back for the New York Jets.
Men interested in finding new techniques to attract younger men may want to consider attending a workshop led by Greg Arnold, a deployed staff member of the General Commission on UM Men.
There are 15 other possible workshops for Scout leaders to consider.
For further information and to register, visit the website (www.ummgathering.org) or call (866) 297-4313.