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03-17-2006, 10:23 PM
I wanted to get help from anyone who could give advice. At my Church, about this time last year, one of the associate ministers got me and about 9 other guys together to form a team to help rebuild the Men's ministry at the church. We did a lot, got a huge group to go to Promise Keepers, but as the year ended, we lost steam. Well that assoc. pastor has moved on to be a head pastor in Miss. so now, there are really 3 of us who are trying to build it. so I wanted to ask.
1. are any of you part of Men's Ministry leadership in your church?
2. if you are, what has worked to help you grow?
any thoughts on this would be appreciated
03-18-2006, 03:56 AM
I used to be part of a men's ministry in church and we did go to Promise Keepers and all that.
I did lead a single's group in church and it was during my tenure of leading it that the church saw its largest numbers of singles participating in the activities.
I think the key word is fellowship. How can you stimulate fellowship? Have parties !!!
Hey! The secular world knows that parties draw people in...
and why don't Christians realize the value of parties?
I can think of maybe some sporting parties and serve chickenwings, popcorn, those small hot dogs in BBQ sauce inside a crockpot or even pizza and carbonated water!!! Then have a small chit chat, sharing prayer needs and little by little the group will know each other and grow and ...who knows what comes next?
03-20-2006, 10:33 AM
Teach men how to love their wives, spend time with their children, serve the Lord with fire and live a life of holiness and seperation unto the Lord and have true, real, deep relationships with other men. Anything less is entertainment and putting a band-aid on a cancer.Let's not get the cart in front of the horse.
03-20-2006, 05:28 PM
You are right Shtanga!
But he has three men...
To get a group going, get a partee going and when you have several men together, then pounce on them your agenda!
03-20-2006, 05:32 PM
heres the problem,
last year, go to Promise Keepers, come back, have over 50 new men join small groups, with 6 new groups forming. Now 5 of those have fallen apart. SO we have had events, but lose momentum, so specifically my question was has anyone had experience keeping momentum going from those events that build momentum and excitement
03-20-2006, 05:49 PM
I know what you mean, tarheelsykes.
Just build from what you have.
Remember, many of Jesus' "disciples" also left him...and he was stuck with just the twelve...
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