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New Man Magazine featured an article about what's wrong
with most men's discipleship efforts:
"We know that as go the men, so go the marriages, families, churches, communities and culture. Today these institutions are in crisis because men are in crisis...Men are largely disengaged, unchallenged,under-led, discouraged, and disconnected. READ MORE
"One of the greatest uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time."
YOUR MEN's MINISTRY TOOL BOX
WACMM has some of the best men's resources available anywhere to help you grow in biblical manhood and to disciple your family and other men. Below is a sampling of what's available:
The Apostle Paul tells us how he knew he had crossed over into manhood. In 1 Corinthians 13: 11 he writes, "When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child, BUT WHEN I BECAME A MAN, I did away with childish things."
What a man surrenders to will determine his outcome as a man. Real manhood steps away from childish things. Real manhood means we courageously step up to whatever challenge, temptation or battle we face and do our duty, knowing and delighting in who we are in Christ. Check out these "man-on-the-street" interviews on "When Does a Boy Become a Man? HERE
For nearly 20 years WACMM has worked with over 1,100 churches in the mid-Atlantic region and around the country to help them in their ministry to men. Large and small churches alike, regardless of denomination, whether ministry start-ups or restarts or new initiatives, WACMM offers a range of ministry services and resources such as consulting, coaching, speaking, teaching and event planning tailored to meet your needs.We can provide an upfront assessment of your ministry and coach you through a wide range of options and resources.Check out WACMM Brochure HERE
"Jesus is the Vision for True Masculinity"
This is incredibly helpful, must-read article on biblical manhood by that will challenge you and encourage you!
"We need a vision for masculinity. We need a model. We need to see a man rooted and secure in his calling. A man with no crisis of identity--constantly trying to prove himself (Matthew 3:17). One who lived his life with passion and persistence. A man whose masculinity is worth imitating. Jesus is the vision for true masculinity. READ MORE
Apparently, he was in the elevator one day when a young woman came in. Proctor tipped his hat at her. She was offended and said, 'What is that supposed to mean?' The pastor's response was: 'Madame, by tipping my hat I was telling you several things. That I would not harm you in any way. That if someone came into this elevator and threatened you, I would defend you. That if you fell ill, I would tend to you and if necessary carry you to safety. I was telling you that even though I am a man and physically stronger than you, I will treat you with both respect and solicitude. But frankly, Madame, it would have taken too much time to tell you all of that; so, instead, I just tipped my hat."
Here's a wonderfully illustrative story of what it means to be an authentic man from the life of Samuel Proctor, Pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church:
Biblical Manhood as Chivalry
The Gospel 4 Men
"The power of the gospel comes in two movements. It first says, 'I am more sinful and flawed than I ever dared believe,' but then quickly follows with, 'I am more accepted and loved than I ever dared hope,"
One of our deepest concerns about the manhood crisis in our culture, and even in many churches, is the "War on Boys". Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC, has done extensive research and writing about what's happening to boys and young men in our culture. She is one of the keenest observers of this alarming trend and in this video clip she offers some practical ideas about how to help our boys to keep and enhance their masculine identity. Dr. Sommers rightly observes, "If boys are in trouble, so are we are!" Read More
The gospel is where we must start when talking about what a biblical man is to be. And if we fall short of believing and loving the gospel, then we fall short of everything else too: prayer, evangelism, discipleship, leading our family and loving our neighbor and enemy. The foundation of manhood therefore is the gospel. The first priority of any ministry to men is to continually, boldly and passionately teach them and remind them of the gospel, our greatest treasure. Then we must show them the fundamental difference between the gospel and moralism, which is rampant in churches. Read More
BATTLEGROUNDS FOR MEN'S SOULS
Adding fuel to the campaign against what the media and culture elites have labeled "toxic" masculinity, the American Psychologists Association (APA) issued a study saying “traditional” masculinity is a "pathology" that is harmful and needs to be cured. One of its authors said, "If we can change men, we can change the world", echoing the emasculation movement’s agenda since the Garden of Eden.
Shortly thereafter, the venerable razor company Gillette came out with a commercial not about shaving but one stereotyping men as rude, crude, and worse. Read More
Here's A Great Source for Church Ministries To Men,
Small Groups and Personal Study
33 The Series is a six-volume, gospel-centered video series that takes you on a powerful, engaging journey toward Authentic Manhood, which is only found in Jesus Christ.
33 includes insightful teaching, encouraging testimonies, expert interviews, table talk to unpack each week’s content and an opportunity to build an action plan to pursue godly manhood.
As you experience the 33 Series, you'll find yourself building a vision for and commitment to Authentic Manhood grounded in the gospel
of Jesus Christ and modeled by Him in His 33 years on earth. In its 20 years of ministryWACMM has developed, used and recommended many resources for men but 33 has earned our highest recommendation for your ministry to men, your small group and for your own personal study. Check it out https://www.authenticmanhood.com.