· Ministry to Men

Go from ‘stuck’ to ‘growing’


By Mark Lubbock


 “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.”

Proverbs 11:14 NIV                                                               


Instead of steadily growing, do you find your men’s ministry is stuck––or worse––shrinking? If so, I have good news for you.


Did you know the commission solely exists to support you and your organization? The commission has a huge variety of resources, programs, partnerships and skilled men’s ministry specialists who can help increase outreach to men.

Evaluate the scope of your ministry. With whom are you connecting? What are their needs and how are you meeting them?


While participating in a Man in The Mirror training experience, I was asked two questions:


1) “How many men are in your church?”

2) “How many men are part of your men’s ministry?”


I dutifully noted the number of men in my church, then, I listed those who showed up at specific men’s ministry activities.

The two numbers were far apart.


The next statement from our facilitator shook me: “Every man in your church is a part of your men’s ministry.”


This changed the way that I looked at ministry to men and helped me reach out beyond the current groups that met periodically.


You, too, can expand your reach.


Through the UM Men network, you can access training tools, gifted speakers for events, quality group resources, ideas to promote spiritual growth, planning tools, and resources for a variety of activities.


Contact your conference or district president of UM Men and tell him of your needs.


Also check here for great articles, free webinars, and free downloads.


Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need a speaker for an event.


Mark Lubbock is a men’s ministry specialist and a deployed staff member of the General Commission on UM Men



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