A Definition and Commission

One might wonder how men's ministry is any different from a woman's ministry or for that matter, any kind of ministry.  After all, it would, seem that ministry, if done in service for the Lord, is all the same regardless of the gender, age, or race of the individual serving.
 
Men's Ministry is the active pursuit of men in order to connect them to God, His Word, and other men for the purpose of winning, growing, and training God's man in Christ.
 
We know one thing for sure -- God will use the heart and life of anyone who chooses to make himself availabe to Him.  The Bible says, "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."  This is the great commission spoken by Jesus Himself.  In other words, Jesus Christ is commissioning His followers to go into the entire world and reproduce believers.  This is a Big Calling.
 
This raises a question.  How do we reproduce believers?  Can a men's ministry enable a man to better understand his calling in life and how to achieve it?  Can a men's ministry challenge a man to grow deeper in intellect, emotion, and spirit?  Can a men's ministy teach men how to stay sexually pure?  The answer to these questions is a Resounding Yes!

 

  • Filling - God's man is a self-feeder.  Consistently studing and applying God's Word independent of the church or small group is essential.  To do this, a man must be taught how to study the Bible (1Peter 2:1-3; Psalms 1:1-3).

 

  • Training - God's man receives regualar weekly biblical instruction (1Thessalonians 2:13).

 

  • Practicing - God's man learns how to apply God's Word to all areas of life (James 1:22-25; Ezekiel 33:30-32).

 

  • Uniting - God's man makes it a priority to connect with other men at least two times a month for the purpose of community, accountability, confession, and prayer (Galatians 6:1-3; James 5:16; Hebrews 10:23,24).

 

  • Surviving - God's man learns to address major life temptations and / or crises according to his needs and life stage (Ecclesiates 4:9-12).

 

  • Reaching - God's man gets involved in some form of men's ministry based on his gifts and talents.  God has called each of us to pour out to others what He has poured in us (1Peter 4:10,11; Ephesians 4:11-13).

 

  • Impacting - God's man invests time and resources into the lives of other men (2Timothy 2:22; Proverbs 27:17; Mark 3:13,14).

 

  • Sharing - God's man learns to actively share his faith in order to lead others into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (Acts 1:8).

Men's Ministry Non-Negotiables

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