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: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? (Luke 15:4)
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:3-4)
As you go, make disciples! (Matthew 28:19)
Disciplemaking Strategy: Reaching Men Who Need Christ: These are men who are not believers and know they are not. Many do not go to church or just come on special occasions.
Build relationships with these men by encouraging their participation in non-threatening events, events with little or no-spiritual content. It is about building relationships. These events can be nothing more than a men’s dinner, a sporting event (spectating or participation), or workshops or seminars on finance, hunting, fishing or car repair.(No Man Left Behind, p130, 209)
Did you Know?
On any given Sunday there are 13 million more adult women than men in America's churches (Barna)