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Intoduction: Sustain Momentum Through Relationships

Interested in being a part of a band of brothers is generated with create events and encouraged through capture events. The next step is moving men into intentional disciplemaking ministries. These include men’s small groups or mentoring. There may be multiple small group studying different topics or a single large group divided into tables following the approach laid out in Pastoring Men  by Pat Morley, pp 145-158. In either case the idea is to place men in a friendly, safe environment where they grow spiritually and deal with the issues with which they struggle. See No Man Left Behind, pgs 146-159.

What is a Disciple By Patrick Morley.  Tom walked up to John and said, “Will you disciple me?” John nearly keeled over. He felt overwhelmingly inadequate. How would you react to this question? Would you have felt a surge of confidence? Or would you have felt a bit uneasy? Perhaps, like John, you would have been eager to say, “Yes,” but not quite sure about what saying, “Yes,” would actually mean.

The Principle of Spiritual Maturity(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAh7aL9gruk):You are closing in on spiritual maturity when you can say to another man, “Follow my example.” What does it mean to be "spiritually mature?" And why do many men find spiritual maturity such a struggle? In this lesson we're going to answer those questions AND give you a practical tool that will help you monitor and increase your own spiritual maturity. Bible Study (https://mimbiblestudy.com/) by Patrick Morley (33 minute video).

Disciplemakingis the process of growing spiritually, through small groups or mentoring.

Making Disciples Who Make Disciples (http://maninthemirror.org/2015/12/10/making-disciples-make-disciples/): Making disciples is God’s designated way to release the power of His gospel on every problem we face. Everyone knows we have a "men problem." The collateral damage among women and children has been staggering--with no relief in sight. I know you care. Yet if you're like most of us, you can't help but wonder, What difference could I possibly make? I'm just one man. If you've been wondering what you can do, this is the lesson you've been waiting for. We each have a choice. We can sit in front of the TV and yell at the evening news, or we can do something about it. Bible Study (https://mimbiblestudy.com/) by Patrick Morley (40 minute video)

Relationships. Men in relationships is the engine that moves men into discipleship and service. Relationship building is critical in creating, capturing and now sustaining a ministry to men. Sustaining the ministry is about the spiritual growth of men.

Mentoring.Mentoring for spiritual growth is defined as one man pouring his life into another.

Small Groups. It is clear from the Gospels that Jesus spent time mentoring and coaching His disciples. It is also clear the He had especially close relationships with three men: Peter, James and John. These were men who, in turn, were among those who lead the early church.

Measuring Success. The success question in ministry to men is, are lives being changed?  

Measuring Combat Readiness. Because we are engaged in spiritual warfare, consider adapting the military’s method of rating the combat readiness of its units. This rating system considers the effectiveness of training, the availability of proper equipment for the unit’s mission, awareness of the enemy’s capabilities, demonstrated ability to apply the strategy and tactics for defeating the enemy, and the health and morale of the personnel.  

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