Men aren’t the spiritual leaders of their homes. They aren’t making a Kingdom difference in their workplaces. They are absent from the important work of their church. The question is, why? The reason men aren’t living a more authentic faith is simple: they have yet to embrace the call to real discipleship.
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
Does this sound familiar? Your church has thriving children’s, youth ministry, and women’s ministry. But for some reason, the men’s ministry just doesn’t seem to stick. You do a couple of events a year or an event every couple of years. And you don’t know why men don’t show up.
IF THIS HITS CLOSE TO HOME, YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
Many men’s ministries have struggled over the years to gain traction and sustain growth. It’s not that men don’t mean well. It’s that men don’t have a strategy. That’s where The Man Church comes in.
The Man Church Discipleship Strategy is a plan that has been implemented in countless churches with the same results: men have awakened to the calling God has put on their lives. And for maybe the first time, churches have experienced men’s ministry that thrives.
The Man Church Discipleship Strategy is designed to launch men into a recurring discipleship loop. This is accomplished by utilizing quarterly large group gatherings as a funnel for small group Bible study.
When the Lord renewed His covenant with Israel in Exodus 34, He commanded the men of Israel to gather together periodically throughout the year (Ex. 34:23). God knew what we know: to lead, men need to periodically get together for a time of high challenge and high equipping. The Man Church Discipleship Strategy focuses on this same concept.
Churches that utilize the Man Church strategy gather together as a body three to four times a year. These are what you might see as traditional worship services. These gatherings feature corporate worship and a speaker who will challenge men from the Word of God. Up to this point, this may sound familiar to you. Here’s where The Man Church Discipleship Strategy really starts working.
The power of this plan is that your Large Group Gatherings serve as the front door for Small Group Discipleship. In this way, men are plugged into a process that facilitates discipleship year-round.