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The Need

Recognize the Compelling Need

Men are in trouble. And we believe that if men are in trouble, then our culture is in trouble. Many churches have difficulty connecting with men and showing how the gospel can change them and the world around them. We need a renewed focus and sustained effort to reach and disciple our men.

Even a cursory reading of Scripture reveals that God is looking for men. Ezekiel 22:30 says, “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land that I might not destroy it, but I found no one.”

In response to this week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida (February 14, 2018), a man named Michael Ian Black, whom I’ve never heard of but who is apparently an actor and comedian, invited a “conversation” on Twitter that began with the following statement: “Deeper even than the gun problem is this: boys are broken.”

A powerful interview of Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson, by Tucker Carlson on 2/26/2018.

Since the release of his recent bestselling book, 12 Rules for Life, and the immense online popularity of an interview with him on British TV, the Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson has exploded into mainstream evangelical consciousness. While Peterson has been quietly building up an extensive following for a few years now, over the last month many people who had not previously heard of Peterson have been surprised and often confused by the strength and the character of his appeal.

The vision for advancing our men and strategies by meeting the needs of the five typpes of men in our churches.

A collection of some of Dr. Patrick Morley's reflections on men's discipleship.

Men are in trouble. And we believe that if men are in trouble, then our culture is in trouble. Many churches have difficulty connecting with men and showing how the gospel can change them and the world around them. We need a renewed focus and sustained effort to reach and disciple our men.

A brief assessment of the impact of video games, pornography and social media on men and boys. Read more.

Clearly, the church is losing its appeal to the American male. As an institution, it is increasingly viewed as irrelevant and out-of-touch with the concerns and needs of men. Consider the erosion of profession of faith by generations as reported by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

A description of the needs of men in America, in general, and men in the church taken from Man in the Mirror research, a survey of Alliance pastors and men's ministry leaders and Kloppman, Men's Ministry in a Small Church.

a brief review of Guyland by Michael Kimmel concerning the challenges boys face in making the transition from teenager to adulthood in today's culture. (from Family Life, March 2010)