The following Parish Leader Training Series will guide new leaders through the steps to launch a Dynamic Men’s Group and at the same time strengthen core teams who will lead the effort. This series can also be used by existing core teams who are looking for new ideas to refresh their groups. The series comprises eight videos with accompanying scripts.
The documents are a compilation of highlights from the books No Man Left Behind and Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell. Each video/script highlights either the framework of building a ministry for men or a key element of discipleship. Both the framework and discipleship form two key aspects of helping leaders effectively launch and strengthen Dynamic Men’s Groups.
It is suggested that leaderss use these videos/scripts with the core teams they are leading. Core Teams are strongly encouraged to read through the scripts and then discuss the questions at the end. This is a good way of reinforcing the key points of each lesson.
It Starts by Fully Giving our Lives to Jesus and Sharing with Others: Provides some consideration for core team members to assure that they are really prepared to take on the commitment of leading a ministry to men.
Gauging the Different Thresholds of Conversion: Discusses the stages of spiritual progression so that core team members are aware that they must meet men where they are and be prepared to walk at the pace of the recipient.
Capturing the Momentum for Long-Term Discipling: Discusses some of the needs for long-term success and some of the pitfalls to avoid. It introduces some fundamental aspects of a successful framework for ministry to men.
Pulling it All Together: Is a capstone document that reviews some of the broad concepts discussed and serves as a guideline for establishing a long term approach for a successful parish ministry to men.