Mississippi United Methodist Men are encouraged to join thousands of men from around the world that will come together for the 11th National Gathering of United Methodist Men, July 12-14, 2013, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Mississippi Annual Conference will be offering half registration scholarships based on need from those who want to attend. Applications will be available during the Mississippi Annual Conference, June 6 - 9, at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson. They can be picked up at the United Methodist Men exhibit booth. After that, people can call the conference office,601-354-0515 to apply.
Bishop James Swanson, Sr., of the Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church, is also the president of the General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM). Swanson will be a guest speaker at the event and said he's prayerful that at least 100 men from Mississippi will be present for the three-day gathering.
In February this year, the Mississippi United Methodist Men held its event, "Calling All Men -- Man Up for Jesus" at Camp Lake Stephens in Oxford. It was a huge success with more than 330 men and boys in attendance with the General Secretary of the GCUMM, Gil Hanke, present to witness the enthusiasm. Following the event, Hanke recorded a video message from his office urging Mississippi men to show up for the national convention. To hear what he had to say, visit the Mississippi Annual Conference facebook page.
A website that details everything from cost to the agenda for the 11th National Gathering of the United Methodist Men can be viewed by linking here.
The mission of the United Methodist Men is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others. Their goal is to empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within the congregations of the United Methodist Church. For more information about the Mississippi United Methodist Men, click here.