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:

Developing principled Christian Leaders…

  • Training UM Men leaders for ministry of Jesus Christ through Advanced Lay Speaking Course.
  • Training Men’s and Scouting Ministry Specialists to serve in every conference.
  • Training and equipping leaders in Central Conferences in scouting and men’s ministry with on-site visits and on-line courses.
  • Training youth to be effective, caring leaders in church and community through ministries with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Campfire.

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Changing men’s identity


By Mark Lubbock 

““But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 

––1 Peter 2:9  

From childhood, we seek a personal identity that draws the respect of others. 


God’s plan is for us to be taught as children of God and to live into our destiny as mature members of the faith community.  


Unfortunately, few parents were taught rightly, and they are unable to provide helpful guidance to their children. Their children, therefore, spend much of their lives trying to discover who they are or should be. 


Consider the men in the news who have been hurtful. Consistently these men’s profile shows a pattern of negative self-identity.


How then can we find our personal identity and then teach others to do likewise? 


It is more than simply stating, “I am a child of God,” and bingo––I have a new identity. 

John Wesley used Scripture to craft a method that sparked decades of revivals. His method was so well recognized that his followers were eventually called Methodists. 


What is this forgotten method?  


Glad you asked.  

The commission staff is positioned to answer that question. They can equip you with the ability to teach and sustain a widespread awareness of the time-proven method.  


The principles are simple, and the tools are readily available.  


Why not start with yourself and your church?  


Drop the commission a note and we will link you with a facilitator to get you started on a fruitful and transforming experience. 

Mark Lubbock, deployed staff member 

General Commission on UM Men 


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