The ministry of men in the local church is defined as a core group of men, partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church. Everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest. Therefore, opportunities for participation would include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring and assisting in leading worship service. The focus is not inward, concentrating only on those who attend a set meeting, but outward to all men, assisting them to engage the process of spiritual growth.
Our mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.
Our goal is to empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within the congregations of the UMC.
Our pathway is a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth to maturity as Christ followers. Our spiritual formation is marked by spiritual reproduction, as our faith passes on in others.
Our First United Methodist Church of Tavares current President is Don Sansone.
The United Methodist Men meet on Thursday mornings at 7:30am for a Bible study each week. We would love to have you join us!
We gather together twice monthly (1st & 3rd Saturday for breakfast @ 8am) for fellowship and to meet and discuss first, any prayer needs and have a devotional w/ discussion. We also organize together with special events i.e. trip to the Holy Land Experience, Veterans museum and thing like fishing trips, etc. We plan our other annual events like the Valentine dinner or the High School Seniors breakfast along with volunteering to help during the annual Florida United Methodist Children s Home Open House and events like those. We also discuss Bible Study and the annual UMM Retreat each Fall every year. Any special needs are planned and voted on like donations to something needed by other groups and anything else that may arise like helping someone in need.