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1 Men’s Ministry Action Plan PURPOSE Create Momentum Capture Momentum Sustain Momentum

2 Men’s Ministry Action Plan This is a condensed version of a longer, 7 hour weekend retreat presentation, designed for UMM leadership teams. This is a condensed version of a longer, 7 hour weekend retreat presentation, designed for UMM leadership teams. It is a “Process” It is a “Process” It can assist you to design a men’s ministry from scratch or reevaluate what you are already doing. It can assist you to design a men’s ministry from scratch or reevaluate what you are already doing.

3 Men’s Ministry Action Plan Overview Overview Catch a fresh vision for your men’s ministry Catch a fresh vision for your men’s ministry Become kindred spirits with the other men who are visioning with you. Become kindred spirits with the other men who are visioning with you. Be challenged… Be challenged… Vision? Vision? Accomplish? Accomplish? How will you know? How will you know? What kind of men do you want to produce? What kind of men do you want to produce? Learn how to create momentum among men not currently involved in your men’s ministry. Learn how to create momentum among men not currently involved in your men’s ministry.

4 The Big Picture of Men’s Ministry A dynamic men’s ministry begins with a clear understanding of your purpose as men in the church A dynamic men’s ministry begins with a clear understanding of your purpose as men in the church A key question to ask… What is the problem we are trying to solve by having a men’s ministry? What is the problem we are trying to solve by having a men’s ministry?

5 The Big Picture of Men’s Ministry Why have a men’s ministry at all? Why have a men’s ministry at all?

6 The Big Picture of Men’s Ministry In developing a Purpose Statement you need to address… In developing a Purpose Statement you need to address… What problems do men face today? What problems do men face today? What are the cornerstones of a successful men’s ministry? What are the cornerstones of a successful men’s ministry?

7 The Big Picture of Men’s Ministry What problems do men face today? What problems do men face today?

8 The Big Picture of Men’s Ministry To reach these men your men’s ministry must be built on a solid foundation. To reach these men your men’s ministry must be built on a solid foundation. The four cornerstones of a successful men’s ministry are: The four cornerstones of a successful men’s ministry are: Sr. Pastor’s support Sr. Pastor’s support A man passionate about reaching other men A man passionate about reaching other men A committed leadership team A committed leadership team The right strategy The right strategy

9 The Big Picture of Men’s Ministry Two fundamental principles to remember as you formulate a Purpose for your men’s ministry… Two fundamental principles to remember as you formulate a Purpose for your men’s ministry… It takes a long time to make a disciple It takes a long time to make a disciple Relationships Relationships

10 The Big Picture of Men’s Ministry Consider the following scripture in developing your Purpose Statement: Consider the following scripture in developing your Purpose Statement: Proverbs 27:17 Iron Sharpens Iron Proverbs 27:17 Iron Sharpens Iron Matthew 28:18-20 Our Marching Orders Matthew 28:18-20 Our Marching Orders Galatians 6:1-2 Body of Christ Working Together Galatians 6:1-2 Body of Christ Working Together Ephesians 4:11-16We can accomplish more together than by ourselves. Ephesians 4:11-16We can accomplish more together than by ourselves. Colossians 1:28-29We should not strive in our own strength alone. Colossians 1:28-29We should not strive in our own strength alone. Colossians 3:19, 21Husbands, love your wives Colossians 3:19, 21Husbands, love your wives Fathers, do not embitter your children 2 Timothy 2:2Our work is not done until new believers are able to make disciples of others. 2 Timothy 2:2Our work is not done until new believers are able to make disciples of others.

11 The Big Picture of Men’s Ministry Use of scripture in developing your men’s ministry Purpose Statement: Use of scripture in developing your men’s ministry Purpose Statement: Proverbs 27:17 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. NIV Proverbs 27:17 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. NIV

12 The Big Picture of Men’s Ministry The practical needs of men The practical needs of menAsk… Where do you feel the most pressure? Where do you feel the most pressure? What would you want the church to do for you? What would you want the church to do for you? What is the most valuable experience you’ve had in the last year? What is the most valuable experience you’ve had in the last year? What was your worst experience last year? What was your worst experience last year?

13 The Big Picture of Men’s Ministry Key Principles in formulating a Purpose Statement Key Principles in formulating a Purpose Statement Be purpose driven rather than event driven Be purpose driven rather than event driven Be relationship based rather than task oriented Be relationship based rather than task oriented Make disciples and pray for workers Make disciples and pray for workers

14 The Big Picture of Men’s Ministry What are the benefits of a Purpose Statement? What are the benefits of a Purpose Statement?

15 Creating Momentum in Your Men’s Ministry PURPOSE Create Momentum Capture Momentum Sustain Momentum

16 Creating Momentum in your Men’s Ministry To get a stationary man moving we need an event that creates momentum. To get a stationary man moving we need an event that creates momentum. Variety is the key… Variety is the key… Appeal to the interests of all types of men

17 Creating Momentum in your Men’s Ministry Reaching the five types of men Reaching the five types of men Men who need a relationship with Christ Men who need a relationship with Christ Cultural Christians (men on the “fringe”) – Matthew 13:21 Cultural Christians (men on the “fringe”) – Matthew 13:21 Men who are disciples, or want to be Men who are disciples, or want to be Men who are leaders, or want to be – 2 Tim 2:2 Men who are leaders, or want to be – 2 Tim 2:2 Men who are hurting – Gal 6:2 Men who are hurting – Gal 6:2

18 Creating Momentum in your Men’s Ministry Some ways to reach men on the “fringe” Some ways to reach men on the “fringe” Men’s issues Men’s issues Bowl game party Bowl game party A Christian professional athlete A Christian professional athlete A couples dinner with a speaker A couples dinner with a speaker A seminar on money and investing A seminar on money and investing A time management speaker A time management speaker An inner city work project An inner city work project A weekday lunch outreach A weekday lunch outreach A father and son breakfast A father and son breakfast

19 Creating Momentum in your Men’s Ministry Momentum events are motivational. Momentum events are motivational. Plan to hold an event not more than quarterly and not less than twice a year. Plan to hold an event not more than quarterly and not less than twice a year. Maintain variety in the “atmosphere” of these events. Maintain variety in the “atmosphere” of these events.

20 Creating Momentum in your Men’s Ministry Create a warm, non-threatening environment. Create a warm, non-threatening environment. Make it easy and comfortable for them. Make it easy and comfortable for them.

21 Creating Momentum in your Men’s Ministry You will only reach men outside the church if men inside the church take the time to personally invite them. You will only reach men outside the church if men inside the church take the time to personally invite them. All your publicity can do is make it so attractive that men won’t say “no” when somebody ______ them. All your publicity can do is make it so attractive that men won’t say “no” when somebody ______ them. Don’t expect to just host an event and reach men on the fringe. If they aren’t ________, they won’t come. Communicate the vision so men in your church are eager to ______ other men. Don’t expect to just host an event and reach men on the fringe. If they aren’t ________, they won’t come. Communicate the vision so men in your church are eager to ______ other men.

22 Creating Momentum in your Men’s Ministry Three key principles to remember as you try to reach men on the “fringe” of your church. Three key principles to remember as you try to reach men on the “fringe” of your church. Long-Term Low Pressure Long-Term Low Pressure Anger Anger What do men need that they are willing to do? What do men need that they are willing to do?

23 Creating Momentum in your Men’s Ministry Your action plan Your action plan Create a list of regular and special events Create a list of regular and special events The goal The goal It must achieve your men’s ministry purpose statement It must achieve your men’s ministry purpose statement Consider hosting a momentum-creating event such as a retreat. Consider hosting a momentum-creating event such as a retreat.

24 Capturing the Momentum You Create PURPOSE Create Momentum Capture Momentum Sustain Momentum

25 Capturing the Momentum You Create How can you capture the momentum you create? How can you capture the momentum you create? The two common mistakes following a good event are… The two common mistakes following a good event are… To do nothing, or To do nothing, or To attempt too much To attempt too much

26 Capturing the Momentum You Create Capturing momentum (cont.) Capturing momentum (cont.) Find materials that raise significant issues and deal with them from a Biblical perspective. Find materials that raise significant issues and deal with them from a Biblical perspective. You should ask the men for a one-time commitment of four to six weeks, something that is “doable” for them.

27 Capturing the Momentum You Create Short term curricula would be any 4 to 6 week study (a popular book, a book of the Bible) that can be discussed among a small group of men. Short term curricula would be any 4 to 6 week study (a popular book, a book of the Bible) that can be discussed among a small group of men.

28 Sustaining the Momentum You Capture PURPOSE Create Momentum Capture Momentum Sustain Momentum

29 Sustaining the Momentum You Capture How do you keep men involved after the novelty wears off? How do you keep men involved after the novelty wears off? Create a variety of opportunities Create a variety of opportunities Provide as many men’s growth and discipleship opportunities as possible. Provide as many men’s growth and discipleship opportunities as possible. Possible ways to engage men are Small Groups…

30 Sustaining the Momentum You Capture Ongoing discipleship opportunities would consist of any program in the church that allows men to connect, to pray, to read and be accountable. Ongoing discipleship opportunities would consist of any program in the church that allows men to connect, to pray, to read and be accountable. This type of environment is the best facilitator for spiritual growth among men.

31 Sustaining the Momentum You Capture Small Groups Small Groups Bible studies Bible studies Mentoring teenagers Mentoring teenagers Issue oriented men’s curriculum Issue oriented men’s curriculum Accountability groups Accountability groups Leadership development with the Pastor Leadership development with the Pastor Prayer groups Prayer groups Issue oriented small groups studies Issue oriented small groups studies Your ultimate goal should be to get men studying God’s Word with other men.

32 Sustaining the Momentum You Capture Some key ideas to remember as you strive to capture and sustain the momentum you create. Some key ideas to remember as you strive to capture and sustain the momentum you create. Show men Christ versus fix their behavior Show men Christ versus fix their behavior True obedience flows from a heart of faith True obedience flows from a heart of faith Invest in men who will invest in other men – 2 Tim 2:2 (We Need F.A.T.* Men) Invest in men who will invest in other men – 2 Tim 2:2 (We Need F.A.T.* Men) Create a culture of prayer and love for God’s word Create a culture of prayer and love for God’s word The truth flows through our heads to our hearts and out our hands The truth flows through our heads to our hearts and out our hands *Faithful, Available, and Teachable

33 Sustaining the Momentum You Capture Great Special Events Great Special Events Golf Outing Golf Outing Father/Child Canoe Trip Father/Child Canoe Trip Barbecue Barbecue Kickoff Event Kickoff Event Outreach Breakfast or Lunch Outreach Breakfast or Lunch Sporting Event Fishing Outing Financial Weekend Regional Men’s Rally Sweetheart Banquet Super Bowl Party

34 Summary Develop your “purpose” statement. Develop your “purpose” statement. It takes an incredible amount of time, money, and energy to successfully “create” momentum It takes an incredible amount of time, money, and energy to successfully “create” momentum It would be such a waste not to proactively plan how to “capture” that momentum. It would be such a waste not to proactively plan how to “capture” that momentum. Near the end of your “capture” momentum step, you will want men to take the next step into discipleship groups to “sustain” the momentum. Near the end of your “capture” momentum step, you will want men to take the next step into discipleship groups to “sustain” the momentum.

35 Men’s Ministry Action Plan PURPOSE Create Momentum Capture Momentum Sustain Momentum


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