New space-sharing move to enhance stewardship and collaboration

Exterior of United Methodist Communications building at 810 12th Avenue South, Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.
Exterior of United Methodist Communications building at 810 12th Avenue South, Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

General Commission on United Methodist Men
United Methodist Communications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2022

Nashville, Tenn.: The General Commission on United Methodist Men will relocate their office from 1000 17th Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee, to available office space in the United Methodist Communications’ facility at 810 12th Avenue South – just about a mile away.

United Methodist Communications (UMCom) and the General Commission on United Methodist Men (UMM) are working cooperatively to take advantage of space left vacant by the shift to a remote work environment. A majority of UMCom employees are now permanently working full-time from home. The building continues to house some UMCom staff and production and studio facilities.

UMM has plans to sell its current building and utilize the more extensive area provided by UMCom to add a classroom area for inbound training for conferences and clergy.

“The General Commission on United Methodist Men is not only growing but leaning into the future of the church,” said Greg Arnold, General Secretary of United Methodist Men. “Thanks to UMCom's offer of more space, we can reimagine our office needs to move forward with expanding our ministries in new directions.”

 “We have been working with The United Methodist Church’s general agencies, looking at ways to reduce redundancies and enhance collaboration,” said Dan Krause, chief executive of United Methodist Communications. “This seems like a perfect move to enhance ministry while showing stewardship. All of us at UMCom are happy to welcome the General Commission on United Methodist Men to their new home base rent-free.”

By sharing certain facilities operations, each agency will be able to maintain a physical presence for continued needs, as well as create a shared experience for clients and ministry partners.

United Methodist Men will occupy about 7,600 square feet of the building. UMCom has additionally been providing 2,200 square feet of space for United Methodist Publishing House staff since last year.

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