United Methodist Men

“Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”

Luke 17: 20-21

A Message From Doug Laird

Dear Men of Oceanview United Methodist Church,


We each have gifts and resources to share. So let us be committed to the goal to live our lives and set the example for others to see God’s presence here in our community of faith. This is OUR time, my brothers.

God’s Grace to all,

United Methodist Men at Oceanview

Oceanview’s United Methodist Men’s group is a core group of men who 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 include diverse Oceanview ministries, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring and assisting in leading worship services. The options are limitless.

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.

2020 Igniting Men Conference Dates

Igniting Men is a single-day conference for men, birthed out of the need for improved leadership and discipleship training to men throughout Florida.

The conference will provide opportunities for men to learn what it means to be a true servant leader in all aspects of their lives, and deal with the issues confronting them every day.


The conference is open to all men ages 13 and older.

Join some of the most respected men’s ministry specialists from across the country who will speak on topics important to men: leadership, brotherhood, fatherhood, mentoring, dealing with addictions, and most importantly, discipleship.


Summer 2020 – August 22nd – Mandarin United Methodist Church, Jacksonville

Fall 2020 – October 24th – Edgewater United Methodist Church, Port Charlotte