Within North America, one of the greatest pockets of lostness is men. Sixty-one percent of men across our culture do not profess a personal faith in Christ and another thirty-three percent are characterized as cultural Christians. Recent studies identify less than six percent of American men as Biblical believers. However, if dad is the first one to be reached for Christ, then, there is a ninety-three percent probability that his whole family will come to a saving faith.
Spiritual reformation in society hinges on the spiritual renewal of men. The local church remains as a vital key in reaching men for Christ, but the church must be strategic in how it connects with men.
Men’s Ministry will:
- Require a missional approach. Determine who you are seeking to reach and what strategies would be most effective on your mission field.
- Need a planned direction. The plan should fit your unique ministry setting.
- Demand strong leadership. Good leaders are the foundation for an effective ministry that reaches and develops men into disciples.
- Include a “doing” aspect. Men like hands-on ministries.
- Offer multiple connecting points and not be limited in scope.
- Utilize Affinity Evangelism strategies. Find areas where men have an interest and use them as tools for the Gospel.
- Always include a next step in every men’s event. The intent should always be to help men make a further commitment. Do not waste the momentum of a successful event.
- Seek to always have the Pastor on board.
- Pursue God’s direction in prayer.
Effective men’s ministry should strive to capture the heart, head, and hands of men. God desires every man to be a disciple. As Ezekiel 22:30 reminds us, our future as a culture may rest on our ability to reach the next generation of men:
“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.”