General Commission on United Methodist Men - Leader Letter, April 2016
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to leaders of United Methodist Men

August, 2016

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The commission has made several changes since Gil Hanke became the chief executive officer, but he also knows there are still unmet needs. He invites you to tell him what you need to accelerate your ministry to and with men and youth.

Steve Nailor knows you are busy, but he also knows the danger of refusing to take time to study and pray. “We are in devastating and scary times in our world and country,” he says. “Take time for Jesus.”

After 20 years in the position of director of scouting ministries, Larry Coppock cites five reasons why church leaders should use scouting and other civic youth-serving groups as ways to minister to their communities.

Following the killing of three police officer in Baton Rouge, La., Mark Lubbock tells how the community refused to let outsiders respond in hate. He tells of five relationship-building actions taken in his city that can be taken in your community.

Mark Dehority and his wife, Lynnette, have 32 special people they consider to be their grandchildren. Mark says caring for them is the most important item left on his bucket list and he suggests specific ways for you to care for your loved ones.

Jim Boesch says Jesus prayed that his church would be united, but unity does not mean we must think and act the same. Unity is derived from having a common mission to build up others for kingdom work.

A 30-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, Dan Ramsey wanted to help Baton Rouge police recover from the deaths of three officers. He delivered 468 copies of Strength for Service to God and Community to the law enforcement officers.

Meet the new director of men’s ministry here.

See video related to domestic violence here.

Also, catch up on the latest news and opinions at the Facebook of UM Men.
Expand the ministries of Strength for Service by purchasing material from a Home Depot store. The General Council on Finance and Administration provides step-by-step instructions. Do not try to register your credit card at a store.



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