WHY WE NEED TO MINISTER TO MEN
For every ten men in the average church…
nine will have kids who leave the church
eight will not find their jobs satisfying
five have a major problem with pornography
four will get a divorce—affecting one million children each year
only one will have a biblical worldview
all ten will struggle to balance family and work.
A man who becomes a disciple of Jesus will…
influence his entire family to come to faith 93 percent of the time
be a leader in both his home and his church
find his whole life more satisfying
be a future mentor of other men
A Romans 12 Disciple lives a fully surrendered and transformed life to Christ (v. 1), has an appropriate view of himself (v.3), loves what is good and detests what is evil (v.9), honors others above self (v.10), and is passionate about things of the Lord, (v.11). Authentic discipleship is about developing a caring concern and a genuine love for others through modeling Christ-like attitudes and behavior. Biblical discipleship requires a believer to get out of the box of traditional thinking and seek new ways to communicate God’s Word and love to a culture that has become hostile to things of the Lord.
Romans 12 – Disciple is a new branding of men’s ministry resources created in partnership with Thomas Nelson Publishers, Men’s Ministry Catalyst and best-selling author/internationally known men’s ministry leader, Dr. Jim Grassi. Jim has invested over thirty-four years developing curriculum and best practices to assist organizations and churches in providing culturally relevant and biblically based materials and messages that inspire, equip, educate, and help transform men into the likeness of Christ. Jim’s Romans 12 – Disciple Series is an example of dynamic resources that direct men to an innovative way of thinking about their faith and relevant topics, such as:
- finishing well
- intergenerational issues
- managing stress
- and more…
Thomas Nelson Publishers and Logos Bible Software have taken bold steps in developing the best resources to assist men in their spiritual development. This new Men’s Ministry Library offers unique resources that help men walk in victory and to carry out God’s plan for their lives and ministries.
Mentor and The True Disciple Being a Spiritual Mentor is ultimately about building a relationship that can help both parties become stronger in their faith. Discipling a person is helping that person become Christ-like in his motives, attitudes, and daily living. I define a Spiritual Mentor as someone who disciples another through the use of relational platforms so as to fully connect with the person being mentored. That is to say, the most effective and long-lasting discipling relationships happen best when you seek to encourage and equip the person in areas beyond just the spiritual aspects of life. When you discover common interest areas, such as sports, hobbies, cultural interests, work, or family, your relationship will have dimensions that will help hold you together during trying times. Jesus regularly used metaphors and parables that connected with his fishermen disciples. During the time of Christ, a spiritual teacher or mentor was called a didaskalos (Luke 2:46). Jewish teachers taught through the use of a discipleship process, allowing the students to ask questions to which the teacher would reply. They did not have any official position and received no salary. These teachers were common men who cared enough about others to share their lives and experiences to help others deal with life. We need Spiritual Mentors, true disciples, to reach out and encourage young men in things of the Lord. The most precious of gifts is time; investing in others or having someone invest in you is a truly a special gift that has eternal significance.
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