Men's Disciplemaking is a ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) located under the Office of Disciplemaking and Ministry Studies. Our purpose is to assist churches in developing healthy ministries to men. We encourage local churches to build effective and intentional methods for creating, capturing and sustaining a ministry to men that is unique to its own situation. To assist churches in building on that framework, we seek best practices and success stories in discipling men from across The Alliance. Our vision is to see churches move men from the community and disciple them into service.
Discipleship: “... Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock …” (Luke 6:47-48)
Our role in ministry is to help men lay a solid foundation. Jesus parable warns that without that foundation, a man can be swept away by the world.
Disciplemaking Strategy: Reaching Men Who are Cultural Christians: These men are: (1) on the fringes. They may attend church regularly but that is the extent of his involvement. They are under the influence the culture, not the Word. (2) Those that may put their involvement in the church ahead of their relationship with the Lord. They are very involved but keep others at arm’s length. 33% of American men fall into one of these two categories.
Reach these men through building a one-to-one relationship. Invite a man to coffee or breakfast or lunch. Find a common interest to engage the man. Encourage these men to attend a men’s workshop or seminar dealing with a topic of interest such as finance, marriage, and family enrichment, etc. (No Man Left Behind, p131, 209)
Did you Know?
This Sunday almost 25 percent of married, churchgoing women will worship without their husbands (David Murrow)