LifeWay guide's focus: 'Drawing Men to God'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Many men's ministries struggle because they aren't established in the right way and for the right reasons. In order to thrive, a men's ministry must lead men to discover how they are uniquely called and shaped by God to live the Great Commandment and fulfill the Great Commission in every aspect of their lives.
To nurture a visionary men's leadership, LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention has released "Drawing Men to God: Men's Ministry Manual" with practical instruction for starting or strengthening a men's ministry.
In this "how-to" guide, LifeWay's Sid Woodruff illustrates a step-by-step process that churches can use to build a prayer-based, Christ-centered men's ministry. Drawing Men to God helps create experiences for men that seamlessly integrate and implement evangelism, discipleship, ministry and missions.
The guide offers direction in such key areas as:
-- Identifying and meeting the needs of men.
-- Developing a purpose statement.
-- Preparing leaders.
-- Organizing ministry around purpose.
-- Preparing men for a mature relationship with God and ministry work.
-- Celebrating God's victory in changing men's lives.
Drawing Men to God also includes tools for organization and administration, charts, a sample survey, purpose statement guidelines and ideas for getting men involved.
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