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The wbb process. ARE MEN REPRODUCING? Builders (1910 -1946)65% Boomers (1946 - 1964)35% Busters (1965 - 1976)15% 4% Bridgers (1977 - 1994) 4% 90% Decline.

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1 The wbb process

2 ARE MEN REPRODUCING? Builders ( )65% Boomers ( )35% Busters ( )15% 4% Bridgers ( ) 4% 90% Decline in Professions of Faith!

3 UMC in concerns? UMC in concerns? 57% of all UM congregations did not have even 1 profession of faith in 2005! Steady decline in membership since 1968 Men in most congregations are over 65 Congregations are mostly female Many pastors exhausted, leaving ministry

4 Core Chalenges Lack of spiritual growth No clear challenge to spiritual growth Failure to call men to spiritual maturity

5 Why are there millions of good and faithful UMC Men unable to Spiritually Reproduce?

6 Is there a pathway to improvement?

7 Wesleyan Building Brothers (WBB) Purpose Call and equip UMC men to become Spiritual Fathers!

8 Three Strands of Leadership Senior Pastor Passionate Leader Leadership Team 1.Pray 2.Support 3.Inform 4.Include 5.Love (tangibly)

9 9 Men growing in Christ, so others may know Christ Our Call Our Challenge Our Opportunity with God

10 Barriers The Father Vacuum …distorts image of God Lack safe Masculine Environment Men dont Trust Leaders Men relate to God in Obligation not Grace

11 The Wesleyan Building Brothers Process overcomes the Barriers … and turns them into Stepping Stones

12 Transformational Transformational Relational Relational Reproductive Reproductive Provides the opportunity to know God Provides the opportunity to know God Calls men into the Passionate Pursuit of God Calls men into the Passionate Pursuit of God Pathway - Spiritual Fathers Vital Elements

13 Phase I: Page 7

14 Men must Become Spiritually Mature Men are Foundational Illustrated in I John 2:12-14 Spiritual Child Has sins forgiven (Salvation) Begins to know the Father

15 Men must Become Spiritually Mature Spiritual Young Man Strong in the Word of God The Word lives in him Overcomes evil one Men are Foundational

16 Men must Become Spiritually Mature Men are Foundational Spiritual Father Knows God intimately and is growing in his understanding of the character and purpose of God Reproducing spiritual children who mature and reproduce

17 Step One Church Pastors and Leaders must experience… WBB Male Leadership Experience WBB Male Leadership Experience

18 WBB Male Leadership Experience Outcomes Certified /Trained Facilitator …in WBB Process Certified /Trained Facilitator …in WBB Process Passion to become and build Spiritual Fathers! Passion to become and build Spiritual Fathers! Pastors/Leaders committed to lead their men into 1 year WBB Four-Phase Process Pastors/Leaders committed to lead their men into 1 year WBB Four-Phase Process

19 Step Two: Pastor and lay leaders invite up to 12 men in their church to be part of the one year WBB small group Pastor and lay leaders invite up to 12 men in their church to be part of the one year WBB small group All the churches WBB small groups come together for a half day Phase event that introduces each phase – there are 4 Phases. All the churches WBB small groups come together for a half day Phase event that introduces each phase – there are 4 Phases. The Phase event is facilitated by A Trained Facilitator approved by the GCUMM. The Phase event is facilitated by A Trained Facilitator approved by the GCUMM.

20 Step Three: Each church's WBB small group meets one hr weekly to experience the Phase. Lay leaders from that church facilitate the groups. Each church's WBB small group meets one hr weekly to experience the Phase. Lay leaders from that church facilitate the groups. Small group members invite the second generation to experience the process of Spiritual Fathering & Reproduction. Small group members invite the second generation to experience the process of Spiritual Fathering & Reproduction.

21 WBB Four phase Process Outcomes Transformed Men who Pursue God… Transformed Men who Pursue God… Men Becoming Spiritual Fathers… Men Becoming Spiritual Fathers… Men who Spiritually Reproduce and leave an Eternal Legacy Men who Spiritually Reproduce and leave an Eternal Legacy

22 Result of Wesleyan Building Brothers Process Pastors/Leaders model Spiritual Fatherhood Pastors/Leaders model Spiritual Fatherhood Men whose faith is reproduced…Spiritual Fathers Men whose faith is reproduced…Spiritual Fathers

23 T I M E # of Committed Men New Disciples © 2004 Pat Morley and Man in the Mirror

24 The Goal Becoming Spiritual Fathers! Leadership Training Leadership Training Study The Word Fathering/ Parenting ServingWBB Catalyst to Transform Men (Pastors/Leaders) Spiritual Growth Process Prayer/ Worship Free Men to enter Transformational Process Create Safe Masculine Environment Remove Critical Barriers Build Christ model for Servant Leadership Identify unique Pathway to Spiritual Fathering Vision for Becoming Spiritual Fathers Events Events Ignite & Inspire Call Men Four Phase Process Pathway for Discipleship


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