GCUMM Deployed Staff Jim Boesch facilitating LLJ Training

George Houle serves as a Certified Men’s Ministry Specialist in the UMC Great Plains Annual Conference. With a vision of serving the UMC church in equipping Leadership George worked to schedule a training event that leveraged the nation’s #1 Christian Leadership Development Training which is called “LEAD LIKE JESUS”.

This effective leadership development training is a biblically based framework which teaches participants how to follow the example of Jesus in crafting a leadership style and approach. George strategized with UMM Certified Men’s Ministry Specialist & GCUMM Deployed Staff Jim Boesch to schedule the activity. Jim is a LEAD LIKE JESUS Master Trainer who travels the country facilitating initial training and follow up.

Thirty-three pastors and laity, women and men, attended the Advance Lay Servant class Lead Like Jesus (LLJ) held at First UMC in McPherson August 16-17. 

The class was sponsored by the GP UMMen and facilitated by Jim Boesch, extended staff member with the General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM).

The workshop was the first in a series the GP UMMen are offering to help churches build discipleship by leading like Jesus, using small groups discipleship and developing  a ministry strategy.

For more information and to register, go , UMM page and coming events or contact George Houle at