The United Methodist Church has many ways through which people share in serving God and others. We hope you discover something here to encourage you in your spiritual journey. United Methodist churches offer a variety of ministry opportunities through worship, fellowship, study and outreach. Come join us any Sunday. You are always welcome!
What We Do
UMCteam1 currently provides pastoral leadership for eleven United Methodist Churches in Northwest Ohio. There is a principal pastor assigned to each church. Utilizing a “tag-team” approach, each member of the team serves in performing various elements of leadership for each of the UMCteam1 sister churches. Typically, the pastoral tasks include preaching, prayer, visitation, etc.
Who We Are
UMCteam1 is a unique ministry team that currently serves the needs of eight UMC congregations in the Maumee Watershed District. The team is led by Pastor J. T. Bean who provides training, direction and accountability for each member on the team. J. T. himself, is accountable to the District Superintendent, Scot Ocke and the Assistant DS, Rae Lynn Schleif.
What We Believe
Adhering to the foundational beliefs of the United Methodist church: We believe in the Triune God, in Salvation through Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit, in Christ’s Universal Church, in Practicing Theology, in Transforming and Perfecting Grace, in Faith and Good Works and in the Coming of God’s Realm and Reign to the World.
Where We Started
UMCteam1 began as a missional effort of Calvary United Methodist Church in Tontogany, Ohio under the guidance of former Pastor Mark Montgomery. The team arose out of the congregation with a desire to minister to the needs of members in their own church body as well as other churches in need of pastoral leadership.