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2011 lutheran men in mission presentation

  1. 1. Called, Equipped and Sent www.lutheranmen.org Paul Beckman Lon Buss Jim Schieble 608 241-2346 608 516-7875 920 763-3433 [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] Master Builders: Building Men for Christ
  2. 2. Mission of Lutheran Men in Mission By God’s Grace, to build men’s faith, relationships, and ministry through the resources we publish, the events that we produce and ongoing leadership development Vision of Lutheran Men in Mission That every man should have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through an effective men’s ministry in every congregation
  3. 3. What is Men’s Ministry? <ul><li>When you hear the words </li></ul><ul><li>“ Men’s Ministry” </li></ul><ul><li>what do you think? </li></ul>
  4. 4. RELATIONSHIPS <ul><li>Men’s Ministry is about relationships!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A Man’s relationship with Jesus Being a follower, disciple of Christ Called – to live in Christ Equipped - to live like Christ Sent – to live for Christ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A Man’s relationship with other men Being a brother in Christ active, caring, supportive, accountable </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Not All Men Are Alike <ul><li>Season of Life </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Family Status </li></ul>Where should we focus our efforts?
  6. 6. lutheranmeninmission.org I-GO Strategy
  7. 7. I – GO Strategy <ul><li>Identify </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What man has God put in your life? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Invite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get to know him and invite him to do something with you. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Invest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop an ongoing relationship with the man. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Together in Ministry - Listen - Select - Empower </li></ul><ul><li>Coming of Age – Appendix Page 203 – 208 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>September 16-18, 2011 MacKenzie Center, Poynette, WI </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions, contact Jim Schieble, 920 763-3433 Show Called, Equipped, Sent LMM Video </li></ul>
  9. 9. lutheranmeninmission.org Leadership Supplement & Small Group Studies
  10. 10. What Do Men Want? <ul><li>Something to give their lives to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Significance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Someone to share their lives with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Affirmation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A system to help them do both </li></ul>Key - Provide what men need, in the context of what they want!
  11. 11. Exemplary Men’s Ministries focus on: <ul><li>Prayer and pray for each other in a variety of ways </li></ul><ul><li>Sermons and Bibles Studies that help men apply Biblical Truth in practical ways in their life </li></ul><ul><li>Core team lead by a passionate leader/s and supported by the pastor </li></ul><ul><li>Mission driven purpose statement, set and communicate clear goals and avoid implementing too much too soon </li></ul><ul><li>Offering an environment that allows men to build trusting relationshps, not programs, to help men apply Biblical truths </li></ul><ul><li>Offering non-threatening entry points to unchurched men </li></ul><ul><li>Take ethnicity, age, life cycles, interests and needs into account when planning </li></ul><ul><li>Having multiple entry points for men of differing needs and availability </li></ul><ul><li>Offering training and equipping in focused areas of need </li></ul>Where should we focus our efforts?
  12. 13. <ul><li>Building Men for Christ Workshops Topics include: The Big Idea What Do men Want? What Do Men Need? The No Man Left Behind Model The Portal Priority I – GO Strategy Create Value- Capture Momentum, Sustain Change Now What? Build Your Plan How Do We Move On From Here? </li></ul>
  13. 14. FIVE KINDS OF GUYS <ul><li>Men who need Christ ~ 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Country Club Christians ~ 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Biblical Christians ~ 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders ~ 2% </li></ul><ul><li>Hurting Men ~ 100% </li></ul>Where should we focus our efforts?
  14. 15. Portal Priority - Discipleship Man Code 3 Strands of Leadership Engine All Inclusive Ministry to Men Need Christ – Country Club Christian – Disciple - Leader WIDE DEEP     Hurting Men    
  15. 16. Man Code <ul><li>Every church has a man code – the impression it gives to men </li></ul><ul><li>Key positive attributes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Atmosphere welcoming to men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Men in leadership roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sing-able music for men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Bold” bulletin items with men’s ministry highlighted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pastor speaks directly to men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Men are goal-oriented and want specific tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everything is done with quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humor is interwoven with ministry </li></ul></ul>Men listen for vision; they want to believe that God is doing something through the church
  16. 17. 3 Strands of Leadership <ul><ul><li>Support and Involvement of Senior Pastor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pray Support Love </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inform Include </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Passionate Leader (“the champion”) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart for God Heart for Men Able to lead leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Committed Leadership Team (3-6 guys) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision Casting Planning Engaging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Addl. Resource: Master Builder Bible for Men Leadership Supplement </li></ul>
  17. 18. All Inclusive Ministry to Men <ul><li>The size of my ministry to men is equal to the number of men in my church (and community). </li></ul><ul><li>Includes men who attend men’s Bible study, prayer breakfasts, retreats, activities or projects but also men who: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach Sunday School, Confirmation, VBS and other educational activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are worship stewards (ushers, Lay Ministers, Communion Assistants, choir members, lectors, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the church building in good repair and looking nice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reach out to the community by volunteering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any man who is involved in any way in the ministries of his church </li></ul></ul>An All Inclusive Ministry to Men will: 1) help every man in the church feel that he is part of something bigger than himself 2) leverage the efforts of other ministries in the church to help you achieve your purpose of discipling men for Christ .
  18. 19.     Congregation Strategies & Ideas
  19. 20. Ministry Ideas & Projects Men’s Breakfasts Bible Studies & Book Groups Mentoring & Youth Trips Retreats Bible Ministry to Inmates Wild Game Feed Family Fun Events Fund Raisers & Dinners Service Projects Habitat for Humanity Trap Shoot Baseball Games Fishing Outing Car Show Golf Outing Canoe Trip Fur, Fin and Feather Tire Pressure Project Lutheran Social Services Project Days Dartball Leagues Disaster Relief Teams Home Fix It Projects
  20. 21. Resources <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Master Builder Bible for Men – www.lutheranmen.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming of Age by Rollie Martinson, David Anderson, and Paul Hill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Man Left Behind by Patrick Morley, David Delk & Brett Clemmer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Men’s Ministry in the 21 st Century: The Encyclopedia of Practical Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Sites & Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.lutheranmen.org [Lutheran Men in Mission] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.maninthemirror.org [Man in the Mirror] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.disciplemen.com [Man in the Mirror] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.lhmmen.com [Lutheran Hour Ministries] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ministry2men.net (Denominational Men’s Ministry Network of North America) </li></ul></ul>