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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
Men can be compared to a variety of birds. First, there is the canary. The canary can usually be found singing up a storm in a cage. They just sing all day. Other folks feed them and they are pretty much powerless birds. Too many men are satisfied with the status quo. They are happy just to get their house, their beans, their potatoes, and their TV remote and they are fine.And then you’ve got the buzzard. The buzzard sits on poles all day and just squawks, making this irritating sound. Read More
MEN IN OUR CULTURE ARE IN TROUBLE
Masculinity is in crisis mode. The signs are everywhere. Men are confused and wavering. The stats on fatherlessness are alarming and growing. So is the sexual violence that seems to be aired everywhere. Everyone is pointing out symptoms or pointing fingers. I want to point to something else. I want to point to a door that has been opened. Men are predisposed to figure things out for themselves. But manhood resists all attempts to be figured out that way.
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
To enter it, a man must do something very different. He must learn to receive. He must let Himself be given three priceless gifts, ones he cannot earn, work for, or prove himself worthy of. They come as graces given in his time of need.
[These three priceless gifts] come from the One described as the indescribable gift, Jesus Himself. He took 12 men and gave them those three gifts: an identity in Him, a quest to build His kingdom, and a promise to be their guide through it all. They entered manhood this way. They became men like Him, chiseled into His image. Read More
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.