UM Men

UM Men



The General Commission on the United Methodist Men says it this way: "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."

At Chestnut, those opportunities for participation have in the past included holding fish fries and barbecues and mission projects such as building handicapped ramps for people in the church. They also sponsor the Tommy Jobe Memorial Scholarship (see below). 


The Tommy Jobe Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Tommy Jobe, a dedicated member of the Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church and United Methodist Men (UMM) organization.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist qualifying high school seniors of Chestnut Memorial UMC in their educational endeavors. Funding for this scholarship will be derived from Chestnut Memorial UMM fundraising events. We have awarded over $4,000 in total to graduating seniors over the last five years.

For more information contact Tim Knapp or the church office.