“The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs” (The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2008
Help lay and clergy leaders reach men for Christ. As we stand today on structure that were built years ago, we must be "under construction" with new materials and resources to reach men and serve congregations in the future.
Key Building Blocks:
- Families, congregations, and the world need men who are growing spiritually
- Men's ministry partners are essential to reach men throughout the denomination
For every man: Wesley Band of Brothers, A Wesleyman who joins with members of a Wesley Band of Brothers to seek spiritual maturity.
For every congregation: Men's ministry team that works with clergy to help the congregation live out is mission, while helping men reach spiritual maturity.
For the denomination: Men's ministry specialists who are called, equipped, and sent to UM congregations.
The twenty-six Guidelines cover church leadership areas including Church Council and Small Membership Church; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas focused on nurture, outreach, and witness including Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, and Christian Education, age-level ministries, Communications, and more.
- Church Council
- Pastor Parish Relations
- Lay Leader/ Lay Member
- Leader Selection & Development
- Small Group Ministries
- Small Membership Church
- Christian Education
- Adult Ministries
- Children’s Ministries
- Family Ministries
- Youth Ministries
- Advocates for Inclusiveness
- Church and Society
- Church Historian
- Higher Education & Campus Ministry
- Men’s Ministries
- Women’s Ministries
- Scouting & Civic Youth-Serving Ministry