United Methodist Men

United Methodist Men

The General Commission on United Methodist Men (UMMen) involves men in a growing relationship to Jesus Christ and his church and provides resources and support for programs of evangelism, stewardship and the needs of men. United Methodist Men leads the church’s scouting ministry (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire), encourages participation in several programs serving at-risk youth and advocates for and supports men seeking to prevent domestic violence.
The Rev. Bill Patterson (right) helps lead a men's Bible study at Leipsic (Ohio) United Methodist Church. At left are Ken Rider and Craig Wykoff. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ministry to men

The ministry of men in the local church is defined as a core group of men, partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church.
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United Methodist Men

Video - UMM and Wesley Class Meeting

This video describes the Wesley class meeting and how men can use this model to have weekly intentional gatherings for spiritual development, both in person and via video conferencing.

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Boy Scouts from Troop 222 march in front of Leipsic (Ohio) United Methodist Church during the parade that kicks off the town's annual Fall Festival. Watching the parade, at left, is Luke Lammers. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
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Men's Ministry

Office of Civic Youth-Serving Agencies/Scouting Ministries

This office of United Methodist Men helps local congregations use civic youth-serving agencies as an outreach ministry.

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Return Trip to Haiti
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United Methodist Men

Return trip to Haiti

The 3-member Hope of Hearing team returned to Haiti September 23-28 with the same purpose: to provide the gift of hearing to children who are deaf.

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United Methodist Men

The Church is of God

Bishop James Swanson reflects on a 10-day mission immersion experience in Nairobi, Kenya and the Central African Republic.

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Larry Coppock (right) visits with Scouter Bill Chaffin at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, W. Va. Coppock is director of Scouting ministries for United Methodist Men. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Scouting Ministry

The mission of the church is to reach out to those within the community, receive them as they are, relate them to God, nurture and equip them, and send them back into the community in order to make the community a more loving and just place in which to live. With that in mind, the United Methodist Men’s Foundation established an Office of Civic Youth-Serving Agencies/Scouting Ministries. The purpose of this office is to promote the use of programs across the Church and to help local congregations understand how they might use civic youth-serving agencies as an outreach ministry within their community.

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Center for Men's Ministry

Scouting Ministry


Contact Information

Address: 1000 17th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37212 | Phone: 615-340-7145 | Toll Free: 866-297-4312 | Email: gcumm@gcumm.org