· Ministry to Men

Something is missing


By Mark Lubbock


“Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.”

Titus 2:7-8

Many men , including those in the church, reveal that they have no real idea what their purpose in life is. They find something is missing as they try to work out their lives as Christians.

The net result is a sort of wandering where men try this or that, in an effort to bring meaning to their lives. Any effort to address these personal trials requires more than a Sunday school class or a Bible study.

Does your church offer a process that meets a man where he stands, and helps him along a defined path of personal spiritual growth?

Your commission staff understands, and we can offer suggestions to address this situation. Let us help you set up a schedule of action steps that will truly advance your ministry and even your personal life.


Would you like to survey the men of your church to understand their real needs? We can help with that.


Interested in finding resources for young dads trying to balance job, family, spiritual life and a calendar that is overfilled? Let us recommend effective resources for you.


As I visit with UM Men groups across the nation, I find some are addressing the real needs of their members.

I hear stories of men who are making progress in their spiritual lives and about UM Men serving people in need.

These experiences provide ample evidence that men are interested in being a part of something meaningful. This applies to both service and spiritual opportunities.


Men will be open to new spiritual experiences as long as they are personally relevant.


We are here to help.


Mark Lubbock

A certified men’s ministry specialist and a deployed staff member of the General Commission on UM Men



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