Consider Your Motive and Goal
Remember Sam? He’s an average guy who lives in your community. He’s just like you in many ways, except Sam is lost and has no plans of ever entering the doors of your church.
What are you doing to reach guys like Sam?
“That’s the preacher’s job.” “We’re not doing anything because we don’t have a men’s ministry.” “We don’t have the money.” “We’re too small.” “We’ve invited him to (insert event here), but he just won’t come.”
Maybe it’s time to rethink what’s men’s ministry is all about. Consider the following as you seek to engage men in missions and ministry in your community.
Men’s ministry is not an option, it’s a command! Jesus Himself issued the command in Matthew 28:19-20. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you..." As you go, you will encounter men who are lost without Jesus. They need to hear the Gospel. They need to be baptized and they need someone to help them learn how to grow in their faith. The goal of men’s ministry, which should drive everything that you do, is to reach people who don’t know Jesus and make disciples who become disciple makers.
Men’s ministry is really man ministry. Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.” Paul not only shared the gospel, he shared his life. In its simplest form, men’s ministry is one man investing his life in another man to help him grow in his relationship with Christ. Although Jesus ministered to many people, He chose 12 men to invest His time in. He used these 12 to help change the world. It’s not about church size, staff, or budget. It’s about a one-on-one relationship.
For help with engaging men in missions and ministry, contact Travis McCormick at 1.800.838.2272 x5137 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.