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United Methodist Men Announces New Resources and Brand

Nashville, TN - April 4th, 2022 - The General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM)
is introducing a “modern way” of doing men’s ministry. Greg Arnold, General Secretary & CEO,
said we are approaching men’s and scouting ministry with a much larger and more modern
vision. The Commission has re-imaged how men’s and scouting ministry can be effectively
offered, packaged, and distributed to the church and world around us.
Launching a new program and brand, “United Men’s Ministry”, along with several innovative
products is quite an ambitious undertaking during a time of uncertainty within the UMC. “Our
vision is to offer a credible resource which meets men and youth where they are. Discipleship
has been the focus of the church for 2000 years and cannot take a back seat to the current
administrative discussions of the church.”

Arnold says, “The older chartering model has been showing a steady decline over the past
several years and placing its effectiveness in question. We’ll continue to offer the chartering
model of service according to our book of discipline mandate, however, we’re adding these
new and exciting ways to serve the men, youth, and families of the church.”
UNITED Men’s Ministry is an innovative online resource providing an easy-to-follow package of
resources including leader coaching, online learning, support, topical studies, connection, and
more. Each subscribed church will receive a “kick off kit” packed with items when signing up
for UNITED Men’s Ministry. The goal is to help churches launch, grow, and sustain effective
men’s ministry.”

The UNITED Men’s Ministry product is designed to help any local church easily provide a
consistent men’s ministry. The model is wrapped around a process rather than dependent
upon a program. UNITED is layered with the framework of a well developed discipleship
pathway, small group support resources, and leader’s materials. All of which are deeply rooted
in the Wesleyan tradition and presented in a fresh approach.

Every church leader who feels their men’s ministry effort could use a restart, and upgrade, or a
boost is encouraged to visit: to get in on the launch, happening May
1st, 2022. Simply register on the website for the launch event and join the movement.

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Nashville, TN 37212
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