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Sustain Momentum

Sustain Momentum

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.

Definition: mentoring is one man pouring his life into another for spiritual growth.

Because we are engaged in spiritual warfare, consider adapting the military’s method of rating the combat readiness of it’s 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.

Notice that building relationships is a key element in creating, capturing and now sustaining ministry to men. We are talking about sustaining the ministry. At the same time we are discussion sustaining the spiritual growth of our men.

First, what does it mean to be a disciple? In the Bible, the word for disciple literally means “pupil” or “learner.” When applied to the early Christians, it came to mean someone who declared a personal allegiance to the teachings and person of Jesus.

Additional resources that we approve for sustaining momentum in your disciple making series.

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.

Men's 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.

Relationships: Key to an Effective Ministry to Men. But you already knew that, didn’t you? What you want to know is how to encourage your men to develop relationships. Read more... Pursuing Vital Relationships - a three part series on accountability produced by Men of Integrity

As Man in the Mirror points out, we tend to look at the wrong things in measuring success in men’s ministry. The success question is, are men’s lives being changed?

Making Disciples Who 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.