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Connectional Reporting (80127-IC-¶647.10)

 ¶647. United Methodist Men
    Article 10. Connectional Reporting and Accountability
a)
Each annual conference United Methodist Men shall have on file a current copy of their constitution and bylaws with the General Commission on United Methodist Men.
b) Each annual conference shall submit an annual report to the General Commission on
United Methodist Men. for its spring meeting . This report will be presented by the Conference President at the spring meeting of the National Association of Conference Presidents and shall include but not be restricted to:
    1.   Annual Goals and progress towards those goals in the last 12 months.
2.   A review of the work in Evangelism, Mission and Spiritual Growth within the annual conference or beyond.
      3.   A listing of training events conducted at a conference, district and local church level to expand men's ministry in the all levels of the church.
4.   An assessment of the General Commission on United Methodist Men to include the annual conference UMM's appraisal of the Commission's goals and the Commission's progress toward those goals in the last 12 months.
5.   A report of the significant challenges to men's ministry and the significant successes of men's ministry to be shared with other conference organizations of UMM.
      These reports will become part of the Internal Review Process of the General Commission on United Methodist Men and each conference report should be shared with the annual conference leadership by the Conference President.

Rationale

Article 10-a) amended to explain that copies of constitutions which have not been amended should not be provided annually to the GCUMM. Article 10-b) amended to provide additional detail in the reporting and accountability of Conference Presidents to the GCUMM, and details the accountability of GCUMM to Conference UMM organizations.