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: Where there is no vision, the people perish: (Proverbs 29:18, KJV)
This is a familiar passage that warns of the need to live or minister under a clearly defined direction or guideline. A vision or view of the future is essential to pulling a team together and advancing in a God-given direction.
Disciplemaking Strategy: Defining a strategy for ministry to men is fruitless unless there is a defined, understood and agreed upon view of where the ministry is going. For example: “Men making disciples who make disciples who make disciples … “ (2 Timothy 2:2). Before there can be a strategy there needs to be a vision.
What does the future look like? What do you want to see in five, ten or fifteen years? Where is the Lord leading you? To whom is He asking you to minister?
For the next five months we will be addressing disciplemaking strategies relating to the types of men we find in our churches.
Did you Know?
The typical U.S. congregation draws an adult crowd that is 61% female and 39% male. This gender gap shows up in all age categories. U.S. Congregational Life Survey - Key Findings, October 2003.