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INCREASE GROWTH STRENGTH INCOME

THE
MOMENTUM GUIDE



THE PROVEN PATH

to

BUILD A POWERFUL MENS MOVEMENT


with the

MAJORING IN MEN

CURRICULUM





A GLOBAL MINISTRY OUTREACH OF

Founded by Dr. Edwin Louis Cole and family, 1977
P. O. Box 93478
Southlake, TX 76092
2014 Edwin and Nancy Cole Legacy LLC



MAJORING IN MEN

CURRICULUM
An innovative, Outcome-Based Discipleship Training System

The most widely-used, time-proven mens
discipleship model in the world.

Embraced by Christian leaders everywhere.



90%
of all funding and work to build
churches globally comes
from one group: MEN


WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF you ministered to men, discipled men and
helped men to become more mature Christ-followers?
WOULD YOU HAVE stronger families, more ability to do outreach, more
workers, more money, members and increased effectiveness in the community?
The answer is YES!
WHAT IF you had a system that was easy to use,
clearly focused, and could be started immediately?
CONGRATULATIONS!
Youre holding it right now. Lets go!
FIRST QUESTION to ask is
AM I THE MAN who is called to lead these men right now... OR
Am I the man who KNOWS the man called to lead these men?

THREE POSSIBLE ANSWERS:
THE MAN:
IF you are the man, thenstart right in and read this all the way through.

THE MAN WHO KNOWS THE MAN:
IF you are NOT the man, then read Sections 1-2 and hand this Guide to empower that man.

THE PASTOR:
As a pastor, start just by reading Sections 1-4. In particular, Section 4, The Core Team will
help you identify the right man to help launch a powerful group of men!




Sometimes you meet a man who forever impacts the way you
think and, most importantly, the way you live.
Ed Coles words that came from the heart of God will live on
forever.
He influenced me to increase my trust in God, to be a faithful
husband and father and, even though I was a TV tough guy, Ed
Cole challenged me to be a real man.
God loved me through Ed Cole, and He loves you enough to
give you Ed Cole. Read, and enjoy the legacy!

CHUCK NORRIS




SIMPLE SUSTAINABLE SYNERGISTIC


CONTENTS

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Statistics: The State of Nen ulobally ........................................................................... 7
PREPARINu
1. Benefits of Nen's Ninistiy .................................................................................. 12
2. 0utcomes: Benchmaiks foi Piogiess ............................................................. 21
S. Foi the Pastoi ........................................................................................................... 29
4. Bow Bo I Stait. ........................................................................................................ S7
PLANNINu
S. Patteins foi Poweiful Nen's Neetings .......................................................... 44
6. Planning Najoi Nen's Neetings ....................................................................... S6
7. Anatomy of a uieat Neeting ............................................................................... 7u
PRACTICES
8. Builuing Youi Nen's uioup: Auministiation & Finance ......................... 76
9. Commissioning Nen To Be Ninisteis To Nen ............................................ 9u
PRINCIPLES
1u. Bow (Not) to Kill a Nen's Ninistiy ............................................................... 1u4
11. Youi Life as a Leauei .......................................................................................... 11u
PR00FS
12. Young Nen's Ninistiy ........................................................................................ 118
1S. Licensing, Copying, Quoting, Lenuing anu Buplicating ....................... 12u
14. Why All This. Why Bo We Neeu Nen's Ninistiy. ................................. 124


WE ARE CMN. WE RESCUE MEN!



QUICKSTART

BUILD MOMENTUM WITH A POWERFUL MENS MOVEMENT


CMN Helps You Engage Equip Empower


Follow FIvE SINPLE STEPS to launch a poweiful uiscipleship system in youi chuich.

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Review the mateiials anu, wheie possible, invest foui weeks to go thiough one
book, once pei week, with youi key men. (See Section 4 to check who they aie!)

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Empowei youi men to iun with it. Beciue what fits youi cultuie, whethei small
gioups, classes oi weekenu camps oi encounteis. Plan the launch foi maximum
impact with key influenceis out fiont. Piomote fiom the pulpit. Bon't make key men
"go it alone." Cieate a launch. Encouiage encouiage encouiage.

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Bonoi men who complete each class oi book. Announce names. uive ceitificates.
Piay ovei them in fiont of the chuich. Nake it something to be uesiieu. This will
uiaw in moie men anu ueepen youi connection with the men being honoieu.

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Review with youi leaueis to ensuie expecteu outcomes aie achieveu. Talk
peisonally with key men. The gieatest phone call a man ieceives is the one fiom his
pastoi oi leauei. Attenu gioups oi classes. Place an expectation on men foi
excellence anu giowth. Nake it coie to the cultuie"This is what we uo as men."
uiow youi capacity as a leauei.

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Evangelize moie men stiategically. Take next steps with youi men. Keep active.
Review why you aie uoing this. }oin the movement woiluwiue. Wheievei possible,
biing youi men to CNN events anu maintain momentum.




EMPOWERING CHURCHES TO SUCCESSFULLY DISCIPLE MEN
THAT EVERY CHRISTIAN MAN WOULD BECOME A STRONG DISCIPLE


STATISTICS
THE STATE OF MEN GLOBALLY

Najoiing In Nen

challenges men not just to leain, but to giapple with anu apply Biblical
piinciples to ieal life. The piocess-uiiven couise ieaches the coie of a man to piouuce not just
ieactions, but iesults. Najoiing In Nen

was launcheu by Euwin Louis Cole, "the fathei of the


men's movement," anu came fiom uecaues of pastoiing, teaching, leauing anu uiscipling men.
The entiie couise is giounueu in a uepth of Bible unueistanuing fiom Su yeais of full-time
ministiy.

Why do we need this innovative, outcome-based discipleship training system?
Look at the statistics. These represent REAL people. And they are shocking.

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1. A congiegation with 4567869: ;95 coiielates to <=>?<= @?7AB=C =9D8B=C =D?;75E
2. A lack of male paiticipation is FB?75@8E DFF7<4DB9: with congiegational -4%6$54.
S. In most chuiches, the male population uoes not ieflect the geneial population.
LOOK WHO COULD BE COMING TO YOUR CHURCH!
! ulobally, men outnumbei women 1u1 to 1uu
o In woiluwiue chuich attenuance, women outnumbei men GHH B7 !HH"
! In the 0S, 49.2% of the population is male, Su.8% is female
o In the 0S chuich, 61% of the population is female anu only ,GI D?9 ;D89F"
! In the 0S, the population iatio of males to females is 1-to-1 in the 1S-64 age gioup
o 22.S% moie auult women attenu chuich than auult men.
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! S2% of men vs 42% of women, give
weekly oi monthly to chaiity
! 62% of men vs 46% of women give
moie than $Suu pei yeai
! 29% of men give moie than $1uu each
time they uonate

! ulobally, men eain 4-S9% moie than
women. In the 0S, 62% of husbanus eain
moie than theii wives, on aveiage
$49,uuu moie pei yeai.
! Women aie geneious, yet globally
women have less wealth than men, anu
have to neeu moie foi expenses.



! The biggest pieuictoi of chaiitable giving is ieligious paiticipation. Religious people aie
moie likely to give. When they give, they give moie than foui times as much.

! uiving affects a man's
biain, piouucing a euphoiia
calleu the "Belpei's Bigh."

! The biain's enuoiphins
piouuce milu sensations of
uiugs like moiphine anu
heioin.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Men all around you are LIKELY to TITHE!

! KDLE K77;9?F give 4S% of all chaiitable giving, anu 46% goes to the Chuich
! M959?DB475 N gives 4u% of theii uonations to chuiches
! JDB>?9 (ovei 68) give Su% of theii uonations to chuiches.
! uiving to faith-baseu chaiities was >O LE P"!I 45 (H!("
! Nost giving occuis at Chiistmas (Bec, 16.78%), followeu by Eastei (Nai 8.79%).

BOYS BEAR THE FALLOUT FROM NOT HAVING MEN IN CHURCH

! 269? QH O9?<95B 7R B=9 L7EF ?D4F9: 45 <=>?<= A488 DLD5:75 4B in theii teens anu
twenties. Nany nevei ietuin.
! .995F A4B= ?984@47>F RDB=9?F aie moie likely to say they enjoy spenuing time with uau
anu that they D:;4?9 =4;"
! Chiistian colleges enioll 2 women foi eveiy 1 man.
! In open-enueu questionnaiies, :D:FC FB9ORDB=9?F 7? @?D5:RDB=9?F D?9 5D;9: DF B=9
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B=9 RDB=9?TF <=>?<= DBB95:D5<9"
! If a fathei uoes not attenu chuich, no mattei how faithful the mom is, only one chilu in
Su will become a iegulai woishippei. 2*)U .V2 $&%-&*. W (I

! Peicent of chiluien who attenu chuich iegulaily latei in life, if paients uo this:
3DB=9? ?9@>8D?C mothei uoes not attenu: 00I of chiluien will attenu iegulaily
Fathei iegulai, mothei iiiegulai: S8% of chiluien will attenu iegulaily
Fathei anu mothei attenu iegulaily: SS% of chiluien will attenu iegulaily
Fathei iiiegulai, mothei uoes not attenu: 2S% of chiluien will attenu iegulaily
Fathei iiiegulai, mothei iegulai: S% of chiluien will attenu iegulaily
Fathei uoes not attenu, mothei iegulai: 2% of chiluien will attenu iegulaily


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! Eveiy week, almost 2S peicent of chuichgoing wives woiship without husbanus.
! Niuweek activities often uiaw 7u to 8u peicent female paiticipants.

Churches are good for men! Men benefit from attending!
! Nale chuichgoeis aie moie likely to be maiiieu with a )23).% 4.5.4 #6 426. ,'(2,6'-(2#7
! Chuich involvement is the @?9DB9FB O?9:4<B7? 7R ;D?4BD8 FBDL484BE D5: =DOO459FF"
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o Becieaseu poveity
o Less uepiession
o Noie self-esteem
o uieatei family anu maiital happiness.
! Religious paiticipation leaus men to be ;7?9 95@D@9: =>FLD5:F D5: RDB=9?F"

AMERICAN MEN:
Noie than GHI L984969 45 M7:
Five out of six Ameiican men <D88 B=9;F9869F -=?4FB4D5F.
0ne out of six men DBB95: <=>?<= on any given weekenu.
.=9 D69?D@9 ;D5 D<<9OBF B=9 ?9D84BE 7R Y9F>F -=?4FBC but fails to see value in
attenuing chuich.

Your Immediate Area Has a Tremendous Number of Unreached Men and Boys
Blue counties: moie males than females. Reu counties: moie females than males.








MEN KNOW THEY NEED HELP!

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Auveitiseis have leaineu "Nen aie looking to multiuimensional males as ?789 ;7:98F, who aie
successful as well as :9:4<DB9: B7 RD;48E D5: F7<4D8 <D>F9F."

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! 61% of men, 72% of Nillennials ageu 18 to S4, believe that tiauitional genuei behaviois
foi chiluien aie unimpoitant.
! Boys aie becoming moie conceineu with bouy image at a youngei age.
! 76% of men believe as much piessuie is on men to stay in shape as on women
! Tiauitional male iole mouels aie challengeu. The NBA anu NFL suppoit openly
homosexual playeis.
! Nen aie expiessing masculinity in new ways, like the athletic challenge Tough Nuuuei
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MEN WANT WHAT THE CHURCH PROVIDES BEST
A maiketing ieseaich gioup uiscoveieu the following. 8). (#& (.7 '%. *)'( (). 9)$%-) #66.%,/
What Defines Men Today Questionnaire Results
Percentage of American and British men who say these factors are primary things that define men.





EVEN SECULAR CULTURE IS CONCERNED
ABOUT THE STATE OF MANHOOD TODAY

"Nen feel it's become haiuei to be a man touay, anu haiuei to succeeu in the
woiking woilu as a fathei anu a husbanu. VDB<= R7? D ?4F9 45 ;D89\R7<>F9:
F>OO7?B FEFB9;F... as society comes to unueistanu that many men woulu be well
seiveu by some of the mechanisms in place to boost women."
JWT The State of Men Marketing Report, 2013
"It is >5:954DL89 B=DB ;95 D5: L7EF DF D :4FB45<B @?7>O RD<9 F4@54R4<D5B
O?7L89;F] |Nenj aie much moie likely to commit ciime than women, be
homeless, anu, between 2uu6 anu 2u1u, foi eveiy single age gioup, men
weie significantly moie likely than women to take theii own lives."
The Guardian, May 15, 2013
"V9 =D69 B7 5>?B>?9 L7EF D5: E7>5@ ;95 DF A9 =D69 @4?8F
D5: E7>5@ A7;95" Auvocating foi boys anu men, howevei, is
simply not uone." Euitoi-in-chief BAvIB uRANuER
Editors Letter, Esquire, June/ July 2013

MAJORING IN MEN

LAUNCHES:

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BENEFITS OF MENS MINISTRY


! Six Tiemenuous 0utcomes foi Chuiches
! A Local Nen's Novement Pioviues Buge Benefits
! A Local Nen's Novement
! Najoiing In Nen

Cuiiiculum
! We Staiteu Beie
! Chiist-Centeieu, Chuich-Baseu
! What Will It Cost.
! Nen's Ninistiy Cieates
! Case Stuuies


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Eveiy chuich bouy has its own cultuie, is set in a geogiaphic, ethnic anu socioeconomic
subcultuie, conuucts ministiy in its own way accoiuing to local leaueiship, expeiiences
highs anu lows uue to exteinal anu inteinal foices, anu theiefoie is uiffeient. Bowevei,
when employing Najoiing In Nen

, these outcomes have pioven to be measuiable,


iepiouucible anu sustainable ovei time.

The six specific outcomes that have been obseiveu aie:

Foi the chuich - Inciease in volunteeis, inciease in giving, anu incieaseu chuich giowth.
Foi the pastoi - Beciease in counseling loaus, inciease in peisonal, stiategic time, anu
an inciease in peisonal influence thioughout the chuich.

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Nen who unueistanu the mission aie willing to woik foi the cause of Chiist.
Biscipleu men aie ieauy to get theii hanus uiity, not only to be equippeu, but to be
empoweieu anu put to woik. The founuational teaching of faithfulness iesults in
incieaseu volunteeis by men who now unueistanu the neeu anu iesponsibility. An
oiganizeu uiscipleship tiack foi the men to follow gives them claiity anu the
confiuence to begin to help. With that claiity, guilt is gone. With that confiuence,
feai that they will be "founu out" is gone. Nen expeiiencing the fieeuom of the
Woiu aie moie willing to invest time with pastois anu leaueis.

Theie is incieaseu mentoiing of teens anu chiluien. Nen aie willing to seive in
eveiy aiea of the chuich. visibility of men involveu fiom the chiluien's ministiy on
up pioviues stiength. Nen become suiiogate fatheis to unfatheieu oi pooily-
fatheieu young people in the chuich.

As men woik in the chuich, theie is gieatei joy. Nen aie fulfilleu because they aie
not fiustiateu by being "spiiitually unemployeu." Nen taking iesponsibility foi theii
families, theii community anu the woilu aiounu them biings peace anu wholeness.
Stiong men biing a fiesh sense of community to the chuich.

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Nen who know theii puipose anu have a cause foi theii life will fieely invest in the
chuich. Nen want to uo goou, but uon't know how oi unueistanu theii iole. When
men finu theii uou-given puipose in life they will give theii life anu finances to it.


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The pattein is: iuentification, involvement, investment, inciease. This is a Biblical
pattein with visible outwoiking in the lives of men being uiscipleu. Nen give
finances, time anu effoit as they become 4:95B4R49: with the vision of the chuich
anu the uospel. 0nueistanuing the man' s iole as a leauei in the home, chuich anu
community motivates men to be 4567869:. /569FB;95B follows involvement.
Tithing anu giving investments aie maue as men commit to being men of uou.
/5<?9DF9 comes fiom men who become iuentifieu with the cause of Chiist.

Nen who aie investing in the ministiy anu matuie by accepting iesponsibility also
ieceive bettei jobs, iaises anu piomotions. They tithe anu suppoit the chuich moie
as they become faithful, honest anu tiustwoithy.

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Chuiches that aie committeu to uiscipling men will see healthy giowth. Whethei in
small gioups oi classes, men come to Chiist, biing theii fiienus to chuich, engage
the uospel anu life-changing moments happen when men ministei to men.

Bisciples make uisciples. Soul-winning incieases. Eveiy man knows unsaveu men
who woulu benefit fiom Najoiing In Nen

. Because theie is a stiuctuie anu system,


a "guy thing," it's easy foi men in the chuich to invite othei men to join. Nen who aie
fully committeu anu engageu will biing fiienus, family anu co-woikeis to chuich.

Statistically, we have leaineu that G, O9?<95B 7R ;95 who aie saveu fiist will biing
B=94? 95B4?9 RD;4849F to chuich. This is why ministiy to men is an exponential,
multiplying ministiy. We uon't get just one, but as many as thiee oi moie new
membeis.

The chuich becomes moie attiactive to new men as they aie welcomeu into a
system that focuses on them. Nost men influence the whole family to come to
chuich. Families aie stiengtheneu almost fiom the stait. Nen inciease theii bonu
with theii pastoi as a iesult of the peisonal attention anu tiaining they aie
ieceiving.

New men aie assimilateu into the chuich fastei. They have a cleai path anu a place
foi the pastoi anu leaueiship to connect with them.

Nen aie leauing othei men within the chuich. The classes aie ueveloping new gioup
facilitatois, as men accept iesponsibility to seive as leaueis of small gioups. Nen aie
moie inclineu to help othei men they see failing, paiticulaily in aieas they have now
successfully oveicome in theii own lives.

Noie men aie attenuing weekenu seivices. Nen visiting now see the chuich as a
place wheie a man belongs. Nen see active men anu want to finu theii place, too.
The look of the chuich is moie masculine. Nen helping to make impiovements
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pioviue a moie masculine look. Baving moie men in the builuing looks stiong to
both visiting men anu women.

A stiong men's movement makes outieaches stiongei anu they aie bettei attenueu.
Nen aie willing to volunteei anu biing theii families to be involveu as well.

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Seveial factois ueciease the counseling loau of the senioi pastoi. Fiist, uecieaseu
families in ciisis means uecieaseu counseling. Nen aie beginning to ueal with the
issues that woulu otheiwise teai families apait. Noie men aie walking in
conseciation to uou. Nen begin teaching theii families to live by piinciple anu not
by law, incieasing the love in the family. Najoiing In Nen

teaches, "much law, little


love; little law, much love."

Nen uiscovei the fiuit of conveisation, honoiing theii wives anu speaking healing
woius in theii maiiiage. Fiustiateu wives aie staiting to talk with iesponsive
husbanus. Wives aie moie content. Fatheis aie leaining to iuentify anu ueal with
chiluien's neeus. Chiluien aie piouu of Bau. Chiluien anu families feel secuie. The
heaits of the chiluien aie tuineu to the fatheis anu fatheis to theii chiluien.

Seconu, men begin to accept the iole of being "my biothei's keepei." They uiscovei
what it means to be a fiienu. They aie helping othei men get on tiack anu get theii
families on tiack. Noie pioblems aie solveu at the small gioup level, with iepoiting
to the pastoi, iathei than by the pastoi woiking one-on-one with each inuiviuual.
uioup leaueis accept iesponsibility. Fiienus help fiienus.

Noie families stay in the chuich. Bivoice uecieases.

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With the tiaining of key men, uisciples begin to uo the woik of the ministiy. The
pastoi anu leaueiship team aie able to concentiate on the chuich vision. They can
focus on impoitant things without constant, uigent pioblems aiising fiom the men.

The pattein laiu out by the Apostle Paul was foi the pastoi to uisciple the men, anu
the men to uisciple the family. Now, the pastoi's time can be stiategically investeu
in stuuy, piayei anu piepaiation. Because much of the woik is uone by uiscipleu
men at the giassioots level, the pastoi is able to invest in the ueveloping of leaueis
anu ministiies. Pastois aie able to uesignate men to hanule specific pioblems oi
assign books anu couises of stuuy to men expeiiencing pioblems. Cleai
communication builus the tiust of the men anu leaueiship.

Nen begin influencing othei men outsiue the chuich. Nen finu aieas wheie they
want to ministei in the community, such as in schools, goveinment oi piisons. Aftei
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just the fiist class, many men begin to feel confiuent to invite moie men to the
gioups anu many begin to see theii gifts of mentoiing anu leauing unfolu. Nen who
aie uiscipleu finu it easiei to shaie theii faith in the maiketplace - anu to invite
fiienus to chuich.

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Nen begin to unueistanu theii iole, anu the iole of the pastoi. Nen aie moie loyal
to anu suppoit theii pastoi. Nen begin to piay iegulaily foi theii pastoi who
foimeily uiu not. Because the cuiiiculum is able to be contextualizeu to a cultuie,
the heait of the pastoi will be felt by men at all levels of the chuich. When men
unueistanu the heait of theii pastoi, anu see the saciifice of his life, they become
loyal peisonally anu to the vision.

When the fiist men who finish a class aie honoieu publicly by the pastoi, eveiyone
is exciteu anu eveiyone gains. Nen who have completeu a section oi classes give
testimonies in fiont of the whole chuich. Ceitificates aie awaiueu. Families aie
inviteu to special seivices to honoi theii men. G.'< ;#%. 27 H9#;;2,,2#72730I

Commissioneu men become the backbone of a healthy anu thiiving chuich. When
men have completeu nine books anu the qualifications foi commissioning they aie
then commissioneu by the pastoi as "ministeis to the men of the woilu." The men
give testimonies at chuich. A public ceiemony occuis uuiing noimal chuich times oi
as a special seivice. Swoius aie awaiueu as the emblem of commissioning. Families
aie inviteu to honoi theii men. G.'< ;#%. 27 H9#;;2,,2#72730I

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Chuiches can expect the outcomes of this basic outline. G.'< ;#%. 27 HJ$(-#;.,0I

Phase 0ne: J95TF :4F<4O89F=4O 8D>5<= >F45@ :)E$1$F4- :)5800-
! Launch cieates momentum among men
! Chuich becomes moie attiactive to holu men who visit
! Families giow stiongei
! Nen inciease bonu to pastoi
Phase Two: J95 ?9D<= 7B=9? ;95 A4B=45 B=9 <=>?<="
! Incieaseu tithing, volunteeis, men leauing men
! Becieaseu counseling, uivoice iate
! New attenuees uiscipleu fastei
Phase Thiee: J95 45R8>95<9 R?495:F D5: L?45@ B=9; B7 -=?4FB"
! Incieaseu male population anu attiaction to a visiting man, seeing a place
wheie he belongs; moie soul-winning by men
! Stiongei, bettei-attenueu community outieaches
! Nen aie loyal to anu suppoit the pastoi

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A movement is a cooiuinateu gioup action focuseu on a single issue. The focus of men's
ministiy is, "manhoou anu Chiistlikeness aie synonymous." When a man iuentifies with
Chiist anu is ieconcileu to uou, he is a poweiful foice. Nultiply that man with many
otheis actively paiticipating in leauing men into Chiistlikeness anu that's a movement!

A vibiant men's movement functions as a thiiving, uou-bieatheu oiganism. Najoiing In
Nen

is not meiely a piogiam to auopt but is pait of the backbone of the chuich.
Nembei paiticipation allows the movement to giow anu iepiouuce, anu to equip anu
heal its membeis. As pait of the Chuich, the men's movement has the powei anu ability
to biing the uospel anu uou's saving, baptizing, healing powei to the community.

The Najoiing In Nen

launch system enables pastois anu leaueis to successfully tiain


key leaueis, cieate momentum, uisciple stiong men, anu builu a chuich that attiacts
anu holus men who visit.

Tiaineu men, men who aie uiscipleu anu equippeu, aie a stiong founuation foi a local
chuich anu a gieat aimy to biing Chiist's love into the community. Not all chuich oi
community pioblems aie causeu by men, but almost all pioblems can be solveu by
faithful, fully engageu, Chiistlike men.

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Najoiing In Nen

is an outcome-baseu uiscipleship tiaining system. Najoiing In Nen


is neithei a Bible stuuy noi a men's fellowship wheie meetings allow foi men simply to
leain something new oi make new fiienus. Najoiing In Nen

is an innovative manhoou
couise that challenges paiticipants not just to leain, but to giapple with anu apply
Biblical piinciples to theii lives. The piocess-uiiven couise ieaches the coie of a man to
piouuce not just ieactions, but iesults.

Najoiing In Nen

was launcheu by Euwin Louis Cole, "the fathei of the men's


movement." Bi. Cole staiteu a movement anu gave the Chuich the tools. The lanumaik
book, K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<, came out of uecaues of pastoiing, teaching, leauing anu
uiscipling men. The entiie couise is giounueu in a uepth of Bible unueistanuing fiom
Su yeais of full-time ministiy. G.'< ;#%. 27 HJ$(-#;.,0I

Books anu coiiesponuing woikbooks make up the Najoiing In Nen

couisewoik. The
woikbooks featuie self-tests, Bible ieauing plans anu "fuithei stuuy" sections that
engage paiticipants anu leaueis in founuational Sciiptuial tiuths.

Foui coie books, iecommenueu to be useu fiist, aie K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<F 9#$%'3.F
:(%#73 K.7 27 8#$3) 82;., anu 9#;;$72-'(2#7F :.L N K#7.+. When a man stuuies these
foui coie books, plus five othei Cole books, he qualifies to become "commissioneu" as a
ministei to men. G.'< ;#%. 27 H9#;;2,,2#72730I
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-75:><B45@ B=9 ;99B45@ 4F F4;O89" Builuing the ministiy, piepaiing foi a movement,
setting goals, monitoiing piogiess anu contiolling the calenuai takes time anu effoit.
This guiue will walk you thiough each step in uepth.

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1. Family ministiy - biinging families togethei
2. Finance ministiy - teaching tithing, stewaiuship anu accountability
S. Leaueiship ministiy - ueveloping men into leaueis
4. Evangelistic ministiy - teaching men to ieach men foi Chiist
S. Nissions ministiy - encouiaging outieach at home anu abioau
6. Chiluien's ministiy - iaising men who accept iesponsibility to fathei the next
geneiation
7. Ninistiy of helps - seiving the pastoi, the chuich anu community
8. Aveiage man's ministiy - men teach to teach to teach accoiuing to 2 Timothy 2:2
9. Chiistian euucation ministiy - pioviuing a couise of stuuy anu woiking in
tanuem with existing classes anu small gioups
1u. Enu times ministiy - fulfilling Nalachi 4:6 to tuin the heaits of the fatheis to the
chiluien

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Euwin Louis Cole staiteu the ministiy of Chiistian Nen's Netwoik to equip anu uisciple
men. Be wiote the Najoiing In Nen books with theii coiiesponuing woikbooks to be
a ministiy unuei the auspices of the local chuich, anywheie in the woilu, in any cultuie.
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bJD5=77: D5: -=?4FB84c959FF D?9 FE575E;7>Fd is the theme. Chiistlike men aie
those who will say, "I want to be a man foi Chiist, because Chiist became a man foi me."

uieat seimons can uiaw gieat ciowus, but we will nevei change a community until we
uisciple a man. +9?;75F :7 57B F9B ;95 R?99C B?>B= :79F"

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The ministiy of Chiistian Nen's Netwoik came out of the local chuich, anu opeiates
unuei the auspices of the local chuich. Bi. Cole pastoieu foi uecaues. Bis son, Paul Louis
Cole, is a chuich plantei anu pastoi. Paul's eluest son Bianuon Cole is a pastoi. The
pattein of Chiistian Nen's Netwoik is, "the pastoi uisciples the man, the man uisciples
the family." G.'< ;#%. 27 HP#% (). C',(#%0I

Nost Chiistian men aie tiaineu to heai seimons, not stuuy the Woiu of uou. The
Najoiing In Nen

cuiiiculum is Bible-baseu to leau a man into fuithei stuuy of the


Woiu. Nen auopt faithfulness, which is the coineistone of goou chaiactei. They aie
bonueu to theii pastoi, spiiitually employeu, faithful to theii wives anu families, faithful
to invest theii time, talent anu tieasuie into the Loiu's woik.
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Nen's ministiy shoulu cost the chuich nothing on the "expense" siue, anu gain the
chuich gieat benefits on the "income" siue. Najoiing In Nen

cuiiiculum will cost each


man a few uollais on aveiage pei month to take pait in it. The entiie uiscipleship couise
will builu a suiplus. G.'< ;#%. 27 HQ$24<273 "#$% K.7D, @%#$&0I

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)'+. J'* +.'*^/*M A young youth pastoi seiveu in a tioubleu chuich. When the
pastoi left, the associate tiieu to holu the chuich togethei. When the associate was
hiieu away by anothei chuich, Shawn was left holuing the bag, the only pastoi on staff.
Not being an expeiienceu pulpiteei who coulu easily leau a congiegation noi a
pailiamentaiian who coulu leau a fiactuieu chuich boaiu, Shawn hau seveie
ieseivations about staying anu uiagging his family thiough something that coulu
become uifficult. But, he ueciueu to give it a tiy.
Shawn calleu CNN anu askeu how to stait uiscipling the men of the chuich. Be began
classes to tiain the men. Some of the men askeu to become leaueis anu tiain otheis.
Aftei stepping into the pulpit of a chuich that lookeu like it was going to expiie, Shawn
has touay built a thiiving, healthy chuich by majoiing in men in ministiy.

J&M'\-Z[%-Z +[+.&*'*-& Pastoi Tommy Bainett was a successful soul-winnei
who built the thiiving chuich, Phoenix Fiist Assembly, which became one of the fiist
long-teim sustaineu mega-chuiches in the 0S, with a congiegation of 1S,uuu-plus.
Pastoi Bainett hau seveial men who wanteu to stait men's ministiies in the chuich, anu
he inviteu them all to uo so. Theie weie plenty of men, he ieasoneu.
Within thiee yeais, the othei men's ministiies tapeieu off but the Najoiing In Nen

system continueu in place foi almost two uecaues. Leaueis within his uenomination
have stateu, "The stiength of his chuich was uue laigely because he investeu in his
men."

K[/). 2* J&* 3%2J .Z& M%2[*^ [$ Twenty yeais ago, a Chicago pastoi hau only
six men in his small neighboihoou chuich, so he instiucteu all six to stanu outsiue of the
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chuich iight up until he staiteu pieaching, then come insiue. Soon, men in the
neighboihoou came by the chuich out of cuiiosity to see why theie weie "so many
men" theie. It lookeu like a place wheie men gatheieu. They felt in an instant that this
was a place wheie they belongeu.
When the iainy season came, the pastoi gave the men umbiellas anu tolu them to help
women out of theii cais, as they weie uiiven to chuich by unattenuing husbanus. The
pastoi tolu them to smile anu gieet the men, anu whenevei possible, to invite them to
come insiue. The men soon uiscoveieu that those who uiove the women to chuich in
the iain weie typically in t-shiits anu sometimes weaiing pajama bottoms. The pastoi
tolu all the men in the chuich to stop weaiing suits anu stait weaiing waim up clothes.
Foi about a yeai, the pastoi pieacheu weaiing waim up tiack suits as well, so
newcomeis woulu not feel self-conscious. When the men piotesteu that they coulun't
come insiue because they weie just in a t-shiit, the men woulu say, "Well, look at me!"
The chuich staiteu "Naximizeu Nanhoou" classes anu continueu to giow as it majoieu
in men in ministiy. It is now one of the laigest chuiches in the 0.S. with moie than
2u,uuu membeis.

See moie examples in the Pastois Section unuei, "Pastois Who Najoi in Nen In
Ninistiy." Anu heie aie a few moie ways you'll inciease, just foi the iecoiu..
Incieaseu faithful leaueis
Incieaseu confiuent fatheis
Incieaseu content wives
Incieaseu stable chiluien
Incieaseu momentum foi the entiie chuich..



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Stait by iuentifying iealistic goals to enable youiself anu the team you builu to measuie
piogiess. Piayeifully ueteimine what you believe uou is asking you to uo. What is
uiawing you to ministei to men. Piayeifully ask uou what Be will uo, then woik
towaiu that enu. It will take yeais to see long-teim iesults, but you'll be amazeu at the
shoit-teim iesults. Youi entiie team will be encouiageu by the immeuiate outcomes
you will see in the lives of inuiviuual men anu theii families.

Nake youi goals cleai, attainable anu puipose-uiiven. Youi men will neeu to heai
simple goals cleaily stateu on a iegulai basis. Bieak uown big goals into shoit-teim
goals that youi men can easily ieach. Engage them foi a 12-week couise oi a S-month
stuuy. Let each phase have a specific enuing. Then have them uo it again. It takes time
anu iepetition to make a iuggeu uisciple.

Youi ultimate goal is to get men stuuying uou's Woiu with othei men. Small gioups aie
the place wheie men finu the secuiity to shaie what they aie ieally uealing with, in
oiuei to be healeu anu iestoieu to iight ielationship with uou.

Ninistei to men wheie they aie, then take them wheie they neeu to go. Woik with the
men who aie in fiont of you. Bon't look ovei theii heaus foi the ones you hope will be
theie. uou has always useu the man who was oveilookeu by the woilu to uo some of the
gieatest woiks foi the Kinguom. uou always uses the man who shows up.

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Books aie wiitten foi maximum impact in a man's life. Woikbooks aie Bible-baseu to
satuiate the heait anu leau a man to uesiie fuithei stuuy. Nost men aie tiaineu to heai
seimons, not stuuy the Woiu of uou. Najoiing In Nen

is uesigneu to ieconcile men to


uou, to help men uevelop a lifelong ielationship with Chiist anu Bis Chuich.

Books speak without an accent, meaning they woik in eveiy cultuie anu with eveiy man
on eveiy level of society. Foigiveness is at the heait of Chiist's uospel, anu
unfoigiveness is at the heait of many pioblems men face. As a iesult, almost eveiy book,
anu especially the book 9#$%'3., contains the basic piinciple of foigiveness, to help men
ieceive foigiveness foi sins, anu foigive otheis to be fiee fiom those sins.

Each book in the Najoiing In Nen cuiiiculum has a paiticulai focus oi outcome that
you can expect. Choose the books you stuuy baseu on the neeus of youi men. G.'< ;#%.
27 HR<;272,(%'(2#70I Be suie that youi leaueis have these basic goals in fiont of them.


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1. K'L2;2M.< K'7)##< - Nen iealize theii neeu foi uou in eveiy aiea of theii lives
anu stait a fiesh ielationship with Chiist anu begin menuing theii ielationship
with theii families.
2. 9#$%'3. - Nen make peace with theii past, leain the powei of foigiveness anu
the value of chaiactei. They aie challengeu to speak up foi Chiist to othei men.
S. 9#;;$72-'(2#7F :.L N K#7.+ - Nen inciease theii ability to communicate, place
the iight values on sex anu money in theii ielationships, anu gieatly impiove
theii ielationships, whethei single oi maiiieu.
4. :(%#73 K.7 27 8#$3) 82;., - Nen iefiame tiials, battles anu uiscouiagement in
light of Sciiptuie anu gain soliu footing foi business, caieei, anu ielationship
choices in the futuie.
S. T.5.% U$2( - Nen take the ten steps foi enteiing oi leaving any situation.
Especially impoitant foi jobs, ielationships, oi any ciisis in life.
6. E%%.,2,(2>4. O$,>'7< - Busbanus anu husbanus-to-be leain ten steps anu a uaily
guiue to living that maximize a ielationship with a wife.
7. G.'4 K'7 - Nen uiscovei the ueepest meaning of Chiistlikeness anu leain to
exeicise goou chaiactei in times of stiess, success oi failuie.
8. C#*.% #6 C#(.7(2'4 - Nen stait making soliu business anu caieei choices baseu
on Biblical piinciples while builuing theii coie chaiactei, which affects theii
entiie lives.
9. A'%273 - Nen oveicome feai to live a life of uaiing ambition foi uouly puisuits.
1u. 8%.',$%. - Nen piactice Biblical solutions anu piinciples on the job to finu
tieasuies such as the satisfaction of exeicising integiity anu a job well uone.
11. :.L$'4 E7(.3%2(+ - Nen iecognize the sacieuness of the sexual union, oveicoming
mistakes anu blunueis anu committing to iighteousness in theii sexuality.
12. R>,#4$(. R7,*.%, - Nen auopt piactical habits anu puisue Biblical solutions to
oveicome "piouigal pioblems" anu seciet sins that hinuei theii success anu
satisfaction with life.
1S. 8). V72W$. ?#;'7 - Nen uiscovei what makes a woman tick, fiom auolescence
thiough matuiity, to be able to ministei to a spouse's uniqueness at any age.

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Woikbooks aie uesigneu to be useu in small gioups, oi a classioom setting, but weie
also ciafteu so they coulu be useu foi inuiviuual stuuy in solitaiy locations such as in
piisons, on militaiy outposts, oi in missions.


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Woikbooks have been useu by men eveiywheie fiom the 0niteu States Senate to
maximum secuiity piisons, anu by men with PhB's oi NB's as well as men who weie
illiteiate anu leaineu to ieau in oiuei to stuuy Najoiing In Nen

.

Each woikbook is wiitten in an unueistanuable mannei. While the content coveis
ueep theological concepts anu contains a message that is challenging, the woikbook
has been wiitten in a methou that allows men fiom all walks to take pait in
Najoiing In Nen

classes with a gieat uegiee of compiehension.



Questions aie vaiieu to help holu a man's inteiest, iathei than having a teuious
seiies of fill-ins oi multiple-choice questions. The questions all have coiiesponuing
page numbeis piinteu in the woikbook, so the answeis can be easily founu. The
cuiiiculum is intentionally simple so the uifficult content can be easily absoibeu.

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"Fuithei Stuuy" sections appeai on almost eveiy page so the Woiu of uou is
continually in fiont of the men, ieminuing them of the founuation of uou's Woiu anu
offeiing access to stuuy fuithei. Eveiy man in eveiy class can finu anu stuuy the
Biblical basis foi the teaching.

Leaueis will be able to ueepen theii own unueistanuing of the Bible anu the
piinciples being taught as they follow the auuitional mateiialas eithei a piimei
foi teaching, oi foi peisonal euification. This can become a lifelong pattein, to stuuy
befoie eveiy class, iegaiuless of how many times you have taught the lesson.

We have founu it to be highly effective foi pastois to builu seimons using the
Najoiing In Nen

sciiptuies anu Bible illustiations, connecting men in the weekenu


seivices in a way that complements anu enhances the men's stuuies uuiing the
week.

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"Self tests" at the enu of each lesson allow class paiticipants to ueteimine if they
have masteieu the mateiials. Final Exams at the enu of each book aie uesigneu to
help men ietain what they've stuuieu as well as become a wiitten commitment.

Auuitional essay questions aie available so men may complete a challenging
assignment foi one out of eveiy thiee books stuuieu. When useu, they allow the men
to be "Commissioneu with Bonois." G.'< (). .,,'+, '7< ;#%. 27 H9#;;2,,2#72730I


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Besiues the Biblical founuations piinteu on each page, men aie encouiageu to
engage in iegulai Bible ieauing. CNN auvocates ieauing the Psalms at night to gain
couiage. Reau the Pioveibs in the moining to gain wisuom. Pioveibs has S1
chapteis, so it is easy to ieau the chaptei foi that coiiesponuing uay of the month.

The chait allows men to ieau thiough the entiie Bible each yeai. 0n the fast tiack,
men can ieau it thiough even fastei. Because the chait woiks with any Bible, the
leaueis can suggest a tianslation, oi men can simply use the Bibles they have.

Bi. Cole peisonally ieau the Living Bible foi uaily ieauing, his Biblical stuuies weie
conuucteu fiom the Amplifieu veision, anu he memoiizeu fiom the King }ames
veision of the Bible.

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A coie team is establisheu to set initial goals. The team then engages in iegulai piayei
ovei the goals of the men's gioup. Aftei ieaching a goal, the team piayeifully sets anu
piays ovei new goals.

Nen within the gioup begin exhibiting Chiistlike behavioi. Nen consistently ieau the
Woiu of uou. Nen piay foi theii pastoi, theii wives anu families, foi moie men. Noie
men have jobs anu aie tithing iegulaily. Nen complete classes anu many uevelop into
the leaueis anu facilitatois foi new classes as they complete each book.

The goal is 1uu% "spiiitual employment," so that all men aie active in some foim of
ministiy. Each man is actively involveu in at least one ministiy that seives the chuich oi
community. Foi fuithei unueistanuing of the impoitance, you may want to watch the
message on "Spiiitual 0nemployment" by Bi. Euwin Louis Cole.

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By setting goals anu quantifying iesults, the coie team anu the chuich leaueiship
can monitoi piogiess. When you think you aie getting nowheie, if you look at the
goals you have set, you might uiscovei uou has biought you fuithei than you
thought.

0nce goals aie ieacheu, leaueiship piayeifully sets new goals. Always keep goals in
fiont of the coie team anu, wheie appiopiiate, in fiont of the entiie gioup. A cleai
vision helps men iun without hinuiance.

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To set new goals, ieviewing the steps of launching youi gioup is helpful. New goals
aie geneially announceu as youi men's gioup begins a new thiust, geneially when
chiluien go back to school, oi }anuaiy at the stait of a new yeai.

Some gioups have even been successful launching uuiing the busy summei, because
they founu most men have to stay on the job foi the majoiity of the summei.

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As a Chiistian outieach, we cannot view men as "clients" oi "customeis" anu "woik
oui numbeis" to ieach a ceitain goal. Such tactics can builu an oiganization, but not
an oiganism whose puipose is to shaie Chiist's love with otheis to ieconcile them to
uou. Set youi heait on loving anu seiving the men. Bowevei, you may wish to use
numbeis as a useful tool to help focus you anu youi team.

Numeiic goals can be set foi the total men's ministiy, foi a ceitain numbei of
inuiviuual gioups oi classes, oi foi how many men in each gioup oi class. 0veiall
chuich membeiship can also be measuieu numeiically, anu goals set.

In the Book of Acts, we see the Eaily Chuich auuing, subtiacting, multiplying, anu
uiviuing. The same will be tiue foi youi gioup. You may stait stiong anu begin to
auu, but geneially the beginning numbeis will <.-%.',. aftei the initial launch. As
you iemain consistent, it will inciease again latei. 0ne ieason foi a ueciease coulu
be that some men have the enthusiasm to join, but not the faith to ueal with aieas
wheie the Bible is challenging them. The leauei helps the men who aie willing to
tiust the Loiu anu inciease in faith.

If you use numeiic goals, set a iealistic goal foi what you think the numbeis coulu be
one yeai fiom the stait, anu each yeai aftei. If you ueciease iauically, check what
you'ie uoing. Aie influential men inviting men to the class oi gioup. Is the
impoitance being announceu fiom the pulpit anu backeu by senioi leaueiship. Is
youi time oi location easily accessible.

Anothei way to measuie piogiess is to use peicentages. What peicentage of youi
men aie "spiiitually employeu" anu woiking in the chuich aftei the fiist yeai. What
peicentage of families have testimonies of what uou has uone as a iesult of the
tiaining.

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The pattein of the Chuich is to "Win Them - Tiain Them - Senu Them." Tiaining
them can be phiaseu, "Equip - Employ - Empowei." Aftei you have won the men anu
tiaineu them, the ministiy will not be sustainable unless theie is something foi the
men to uo. You can ueepen the influence anu effect of youi men's ministiy by
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senuing the men out, in gioups of at least two, to ieach otheis.
Nen's gioups have been staiteu in businesses, factoiies, piisons, goveinment offices
anu othei places outsiue of the chuich. When setting goals, questions to ask aie:

1. What pait of the city oi community to uo you feel leu by uou to taiget.
2. What gioups within the city coulu you impact.
S. Is theie a poveity-stiicken aiea oi gioup of people neai you that the men's
gioup coulu taiget.
4. Aie theie political, euucational oi business leaueis wheie you coulu make
taigeteu inioaus to ieach.
Y0 Aie theie boys in the aiea without fatheis that youi tiaineu men coulu
mentoi. G.'< ;#%. 27 H"#$73 K.70I
6. Nen in youi nation neeu Chiist, anu chuiches neeu help. Coulu you join
foices with the men's gioup of anothei chuich somewheie, peihaps uuiing a
summei, to canvas theii community, tiain leaueis anu set up ongoing
classes.
Z0 Nen aiounu the woilu neeu the help of tiaineu men. Coulu you paitnei with
Chiistian Nen's Netwoik men elsewheie to impact anothei nation.

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In the 199u's, Chiistian Nen's Netwoik uelibeiately set out to have ministiy of some
foim in 21u nations of the woilu, viitually coveiing the eaith. The campaign was
"21u by 2uu1," anu it was achieveu by 2uu1. Since then, men in those nations have
woikeu to biith anu bioauen the ministiy.

CNN leaueis have now ministeieu peisonally in locations both small anu laige in
moie than 1Su nations, iecently making inioaus in such uifficult places as vietnam,
Cuba, anu China.

As you piepaie youi vision anu tasks foi youi men's gioup, consiuei joining CNN
men in othei paits of the woilu. It is simplei than you might think. The men anu the
stiuctuie aie in place. All that most nations neeu aie those men, oi that one man,
who will be willing to meet theii specific neeu.

Theie is a vast neeu foi tiaining fiom men of all walks of life in oiganizeu but unuei-
iesouiceu nations like those in East Afiica. Theie is an uigent neeu foi waves of
evangelistic men's ministiy acioss Cuba anu vietnam. Theie is a vital neeu foi
businessmen to builu on the infiastiuctuie alieauy set up in countiies such as Belize
anu Botswana. Anu theie is an ongoing neeu foi men of all kinus to help the ongoing,
uynamic ministiy alieauy in place ieaching men in pooiei nations such as the
Philippines anu Peiu.

It is one thing to piay foi miiacles. It is anothei thing to ieceive a miiacle in answei
to piayei. It is yet anothei to be pait of the miiacle that answeis anothei man's
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piayei. The vision foi uou's woik that youi men have, theii Biblical woiluview, anu
a capacity to leain anu giow peisonally, will all expanu once they have met the
neeus of anothei gioup of men who coulu nevei iepay them.

Aie youi men the ones who can meet the neeus of otheis. Will you be willing to be
that man who leaus them theie. Contact CNN to uiscuss the possibilities. The woilu
neeus you. Nen aie waiting foi you.



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FOR THE PASTOR


! The Basic Ninistiy to Nen
! The Pastoi's Role
! Pastois Who Najoi in Nen in Ninistiy
! We'ie So Busy, Why Auu a Ninistiy to Nen.
! Pastoi's Piepaiation
! Counseling




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augments the ministiy of the pastoi by pioviuing a foium thiough


which pastois can uisciple theii men. The pattein of ministiy is, "The pastoi uisciples
the man; the man uisciples the family." The 0lu Testament pattein was followeu in the
New Testament with the oiganization of the Chuich as we know it touay. uou gave only
one peison the iesponsibility to uisciple menthe pastoi.

Foi many of us as pastois, we weie tiaineu to pieach seimons, not uisciple men. As a
iesult, most men aie tiaineu to heai seimons, not stuuy the Woiu of uou. Pastois
cannot be content to make conveits, but must make uisciples. A ieal uisciple will stuuy
the Woiu of uou foi himself. To make uisciples iequiies intentional involvement.
Bowevei, to continue to tiain all the men of the chuich iequiies volunteei chuich
leaueis oi staff.

The pastoi can empowei othei men. H9#;;2( ().,. *#%<, (# 6'2()6$4 ;.7F *)# *244 >.
'>4. (# (.'-) #().%, '4,#I (2 Timothy 2:2). This is a tians-geneiational mentoiing veise
of sciiptuie that says, in essence, "let the guys tiain the guys."

A wise pastoi will empowei a goou team, yet the authoiity is always his. Those who
have authoiity will be helu accountable foi it. Leaueis anu staff must accept
iesponsibility but iecognize those in authoiity ovei them. Nen with authoiity must
accept accountability. The Bible states in Psalms 1SS that the anointing comes fiom the
heau to the iest of the bouy. As a ministei calleu by uou, the pastoi is the authoiity in
that chuich. The position of authoiity must honoieu anu iespecteu by the empoweieu
men to whom the task is given.

The pastoi also ietains the iole of casting the vision foi the chuich anu leauing the men
uou calleu him to seive. Theiefoie, the pastoi must maintain the spiiit of a fathei,
iegaiuless of who is teaching the people. As a fathei anu oveiseei, the pastoi must
commit to the woik, anu suppoit the men he has entiusteu to leau othei men.

The essence of a fathei's heait is ievealeu in Paul's aumonition to the Chuich at Coiinth
when he saiu, "You have a thousanu instiuctois, but not many fatheis." Beie is the
piinciple: ,5 $5'(*#%(0* D$94' .0# G8)( 84 &50G'L A#( ) /)(84* D$94' .0# G80 84 $'.

If you aie not a pastoi but have been given the iesponsibility foi men's ministiy,
iemembei that the authoiity foi uiscipling men emanates fiom the pastoi himself. CNN
has always been fully committeu to the uiscipling of men within the matiix of the local
chuich. Theie aie occasions when this may not be possible, but it is the pattein that
will piove to be most effective. When you aie given the iesponsibility, be suie not to
use it to usuip authoiity. The men's leauei seives to connect the men to the pastoi anu
the pastoi to the men.


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Because of this, '44 Chiistian Nen's Netwoik leaueis anu membeis aie encouiageu to be
in fellowship with a local bouy of believeis. CNN is not a substitute foi chuich, noi aie
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classes a substitute foi iegulai chuich attenuance.

The basic pattein of biblical ministiy is the ieason the men of the Chiistian Nen's
Netwoik uo eveiything possible to builu the local chuich. The local chuich is the only
entity that }esus piomiseu to builu. This is why aftei almost foity yeais, Chiistian Nen's
Netwoik is still fiom the local chuich, foi the local chuich. This is no uoubt one of the
ieasons foi the continueu success of the ministiy. Stiong men, stiong families, stiong
chuiches!

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New constiuction is always easiei than ieconstiuction. Raising anu tiaining youi own
men, accoiuing to youi vision, is always bettei anu easiei in the long iun, although it
takes time to stait. Abiaham hau S18 men "tiaineu in his own house." Some pastois
have auopteu this theme anu iun with a goal of tiaining S18 men. It is a woithy goal!

Pastois cannot affoiu to piouuce something that uoesn't iepiouuce, oi we will be
constantly foiceu to piouuce the same things iepeateuly, with no iepiouuction
occuiiing without oui peisonal involvement. With Najoiing In Nen

, pastois can invest


thiee months to a yeai builuing something that becomes self-sustaining. The
empoweieu men will uiive it, with the pastoi pioviuing the vision.

Bi. }ohnny Bunt taught at the Southein Baptist Convention one yeaiC bJ95 D?9 57B
877c45@ R7? D O?7@?D; B7 R7887A L>B D 64F475 B7 9;L?D<9." Nen neeu to know the
pastoi's vision foi them, anu foi the chuich. 0theis can be empoweieu to woik on the
auministiation oi piogiam, but only the pastoi can cast the vision foi the chuich.

The pastoi's piesence is best kept at the helm. These aie the men uou gave the pastoi to
uisciple. Regaiuless of othei ministiy enueavois, the pastoi cannot abanuon the men.
Sciiptuially, we see that }esus uiun't leave Bis men, pastois must not leave theiis.

We live in the eia of the "paiu piofessional." Nost men think it is enough to uiop off
theii chiluien at chuich, so the chuich can tiain them. Nany men uiop off theii chiluien
at chuich anu uon't even attenu at all.

The chuich was not cieateu to be a suiiogate uauuy. Nothing ieplaces an active fathei
in the home. A goou "chuichman" biings his family to chuich on the weekenus to have
them tiaineu. But a Chiistlike man tiains his family all week anu biings them to chuich
piepaieu to help ministei to otheis.

The men's leauei bonus the men to theii pastoi. The pastoi makes uisciples. Aftei the
pastoi uisciples key men, those empoweieu leaueis uisciple otheis, accoiuing to
2 Timothy 2:2.
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Pastois aiounu the woilu can be heaiu using quotes fiom Najoiing In Nen

in seimons
anu talks. Nany uevelop seimons using the seimon outlines anu tiansciiptions
available thiough Chiistian Nen's Netwoik. 0theis uevelop seimons fiom the "Fuithei
Stuuy" sections of the woikbooks, to coiiesponu with the stuuies theii men aie uoing
uuiing the week.

By stuuying the piinciples fiom Najoiing In Nen

, many pastois have leaineu how to


uo moie. In many instances, pastois who have "majoieu in men in ministiy" have built
enoimous chuiches anu planteu uozens moie. Besiues the 0.S.-baseu case stuuies given
in Section 1, iesults aie equally tiue in othei cultuies anu nations.

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teaches that a pastoi pastois a city, not just a chuich. Pastoi Suliasi
Kuiulo of Fiji taught this message to his people anu staiteu an outieach. The chuich
giew fiom 2Su to 7Su in just thiee weeks. Bis chuich now numbeis well ovei 8uuu, is
one of the laigest chuiches in the South Pacific anu has become one of the most piolific
chuiches in the woilu, as his congiegation has planteu moie than Suuu chuiches in ovei
1uu nations.

Pastoi Robeit Baiiigei in Peiu leaineu thiough Najoiing In Nen

that gieat influence is


built thiough gieat numbeis. Be ueciueu to concentiate on the men in his home chuich,
even while continuing to plant new chuiches. Bis congiegation giew fiom Suu to Suuu
in five yeais. Pastoi Robeit taught all of his membeis the piinciple of the "Biamble
Bush" stoiy, fiom the :(%#73 K.7 27 8#$3) 82;., book. The chuich now has thousanus
of people involveu acioss the nation fiom political offices to chaiity woiks to
community anu school gioups. Camino ua viua is now one of the most influential
chuiches in Latin Ameiica anu Pastoi Baiiigei a global leauei.

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Ninistiy to men is Biblical. }esus saiu to "go make uisciples." }esus taught by
example to teach men in small gioups, anu then in laigei gioups.

Bishop Kenneth 0lmei of Los Angeles tells of the time he auuiteu a college couise
foi which a papei was uue. Aftei not attenuing any classes, he tuineu in a stellai
papei. The piofessoi ietuineu it with iemaikable notes. It was a teiiific papei, well
oiganizeu anu thoiough, yet the giaue was an "F." Below the giaue, the piofessoi
wiote, "This was not the assignment." Bishop 0lmei compaies that papei to
pastoiing. As pastois, we cannot affoiu to have gieat choiis, goou caipet, teiiific
chilucaie anu ample paiking, yet not complete the assignment }esus gave to make
uisciples.

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Ninistiy to men is logical. In the ulobal Chuich, men pioviue 9u% of the finances.
Nen pioviue most of the physical laboi in builuing anu maintaining chuiches, anu
often aie calleu on to be the woikfoice foi chuich outieaches. Yet, most
congiegations take caie of othei gioups within the chuich befoie taking caie of the
men who pioviue the laboi anu the finances. When this is ieveiseu, the iesult is
moie income, moie woikeis, exponential iesults.

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Ninistiy to men holus tiemenuous potential foi goou. Nany ministiies pioviue
much goou to the neeus of the chuich. Nen's ministiy pioviues much goou to those
ministiies, as well as to the chuich.

Foi example, theie is no question that it is of vital impoitance to teach congiegation
membeis how to manage money, tithe, anu be goou stewaius. Yet if the family falls
apait, the family membeis will not continue to help the financial health of the
chuich. We uon't want to tiain men simply so they can uie iich. We want faithful
men, faithful families to builu a healthy chuich.

Likewise, it is obvious anu uigent that Chiistians have healthy bouies anu active
minus by applying Biblical health piinciples of nutiition anu exeicise. Yet, if the man
is not accepting iesponsibility foi the stewaiuship of the chuich anu the home, but
only focuses on his bouy, once again, we aie tiaining a man who will one uay uie fit
but will not contiibute to the oveiall health of the chuich. Again, we want faithful
men, faithful families to builu a healthy chuich.

Lastly, it is obvious anu uigent that Chiistians of all ages anu all gioups be taught in
the ministiy of the Loiu }esus Chiist. Anu yet, if we aie teaching the women anu
chiluien, then senuing them home to a man who iemains unchangeu, we have less
oppoitunity foi success than if we woulu teach the man as well.

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Ninistiy to men is socially iesponsible. Statistics vaiy, but ioughly 4u peicent of
Chiistian maiiiages enu in uivoice. This is close to the same iate as seculai society.
Bivoice places a huge buiuen on families anu society who now become the
caiegiveis foi single motheis anu theii chiluien. Auu to that the hoiiific stats that
accompany fatheilessness aiounu the woilu. Likewise, the peicentage of Chiistian
women who have aboitions is now the same as the geneial society. This signals the
lack of a man accepting iesponsibility foi his actions, oi being piepaieu to be a
loving husbanu anu fathei. Inteinet poinogiaphy is uecimating lives by the tens of
millions anu exploiting women woiluwiue. When we ministei to men we begin to
ieveise all of this. When we ministei to men, we ministei to the cultuie. Ninisteiing
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to a man is the baseline foi social iesponsibility within the chuich anu the
community.

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Ninistiy to men is tians-geneiational. When we have nuiseiy, touulei, Chiistian
euucation, youth anu singles ministiy, we iaise young women who one uay aie
ieauy to maiiy anu say, "Wheie aie all the _ _ _." Right, wheie ARE all the men. We
neeu to tiain young men who will become the young husbanus anu fatheis of
tomoiiow. Young men who unueistanu it is fiienuship, not iomance, that holus a
maiiiage togethei. Young men who aie willing to leain how to be a fiienu to a giil
befoie tiying to become a husbanu to a wife. Those aie the young men we want to
maiiy oui uaughteis anu the young women of oui congiegations.

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As a pastoi, one thing you can uo to help the men's ministiy is to piepaie the chuich foi
an influx of men. Nake it a mattei of piayei to gain stiong, high-capacity men in youi
chuich. Then, set eveiything in place to attiact anu be ieauy foi them.

Foi one, look ciitically at youi lobby anu ucoi anu see if it looks like a place wheie men
want to hang out. Look at the platfoim fiom the congiegation's peispective. Buiing
music, aie men in the backgiounu playing instiuments while women aie piominent in
singing. Aie women helping to make announcements, oi seiving the pastoi, while men
hang back. Keep men out fiont to make a silent statement, "Nen belong heie."

The tenuency of most men is to be somewhat intimiuateu by highly successful men. As
the pastoi, we aie not calleu to be a peei to those whom we aie calleu to seive.
Regaiuless of theii social oi economic status, we simply seive the men, uisciple them,
tiain them in Sciiptuie, anu fulfill the manuate uou has given us. Belping people solve
pioblems is the ciux of influence.

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cuiiiculum anu CNN viueos pioviue tiemenuous tools foi use in


counseling anu leauing men to health.

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The pastoi's counseling can become baseu on the Najoiing In Nen

cuiiiculum.
Nany pastois assign a book foi an inuiviuual oi couple to ieau, then meets aftei the
book has been ieau. 0ften, the counseling session is unnecessaiy. 0ne siue benefit is
that the inuiviuual oi couple can get angiy with the authoi of the book when the
mateiial is challenging, iathei than unleashing it all on the pastoi. The pastoi can
then smooth iuffleu featheis anu help the people accept necessaiy changes.
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Nen stuuying the cuiiiculum may be encouiageu to shaie poitions of it with theii
wives oi families at home to open the uooi to talk, piay anu begin to change
togethei. Anu, men who have oveicome challenges can help othei men thiough the
same tioubles. This gieatly lessens the amount of time the pastoi oi leauei spenus
in counseling.

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If you uo have to conuuct extensive counseling, howevei, Bi. Cole wiote the
following guiue:

Theie is an axiomatic piinciple in counseling. It states: "#$ -'77#( ;#4< -4'+ *).7 2(
2, <%+0 Neithei can you be effective in giving counsel unless theie is a ieceptive minu
oi heait. Theie is a season foi eveiything unuei the sun. The seasons foi effective
counseling aie the time to listen anu the time to speak. 8). (2;. (# ,&.'= 2, 7.5.%
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Nost people want to say a gieat ueal in counseling, anu the counseloi neeus to be
willing to listen; howevei, theie aie ways to help acceleiate the piocess. When a
peison "bogs uown" in non-essential oi petty uetails, it is appiopiiate foi a
counseloi to inteiiupt with a question to move the counseling session along. 0ne
iionclau iule about listening: \..& +#$% #*7 ;27< 6%.. 6%#; ;#%'4 -#7(';27'(2#70 It
is not wise to piivately counsel with anyone of the opposite sex. That is the
iesponsibility of oluei uouly men oi women, whose iesponsibility is to ministei to
youngei people.

0ne of the most impoitant questions that can be askeu aftei people have
unbuiueneu theii heait oi minu conceining a paiticulai pioblem is, "What uo you
think you ought to uo." That is a suie way to ueteimine fiom them the uiiection anu
uecisions they aie consiueiing anu give coiiective counsel. Remembei, all
counseling is fiom The Counseloi, anu Be has given Bis Woiu as the souice of all
wisuom. 0se uou's Woiu!

Always tiy to ueteimine if a peison simply wants auvice, pity oi sympathy oi if he
sinceiely seeks answeis to conceins. When counseling tioubleu men, even the
timing oi uay of the appointment may quickly inuicate if the man ieally means
business anu is willing to change.

Tiue counseling always uissipates eneigy, so iemembei that a heavy session can
leave you uiaineuwhich, in tuin, makes you vulneiable to the veiy things you
weie helping someone else conquei in theii life.

A seconu piinciple in counseling ueclaies: "Tiuth anu ieality aie synonymous." Beal
only with what is tiue oi ieal. If you uiscein theie is a facaue, pietense oi othei
constiucteu emotional oi mental wallknock it uown quickly. uet to the heait of
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the mattei as quickly as possible. Apply the Woiu, anu let uou uo the woik in the
heait.

0ne caution, if you sense the counseling neeus aie beyonu youi scope oi
expeitise.get assistance!



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HOW DO I START?


! Nen's Ninistiy Basics
! Empoweieu Nen Neeu the Pastoi's Blessing
! The Pattein to Reap a Baivest
! The Coie Team
! Nake the Plan
! Name Youi Nen's Ninistiy
! Keep Sowing



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The Chiistian Nen's Netwoik has been sustaineu upon this key sciiptuie: H9#;;2( ().,.
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Fiom this passage came the woius "Teach to Teach to Teach." The way ministiy giows
anu flouiishes is when men not only "buy into" the ministiy to men but also >.-#;. the
ministeis to men.

Remembei, whatevei you uo, just stait. It may not happen exactly as you planneu, but
nothing at all will happen until you stait. 0ne Chiistian leauei says, "The Acts of the
Apostles happeneu because the apostles acteu!" Y>FB FBD?B A=9?9 E7> D?9 A4B= A=DB
E7> =D69"

Cieating a vibiant ministiy to men takes piayei, sweat anu unsweiving ueteimination.
The maximum amount of eneigy iequiieu in natuie is the amount neeueu to stait a
stationaiy object into motion. Success is the iesult of constancyto continue to focus
on the objective, uespite any momentaiy obstacleto continue meeting, no mattei the
season oi inteiiuption of special events. Nen will not commit to a moving taiget.

Builuing momentum takes piayei, planning, piepaiation, peiseveiance anu peispiia-
tion. The singulai puipose of taking men to a passionate, committeu lifestyle of
following Chiist must be at the coie of eveiy piayei anu plan.

0nce the men aie in motion, put youi men to woik! All men neeu to be "spiiitually
employeu." Be suie you have outieach oppoitunities incluueu in youi oveiall plan.
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As you piay anu plan, woik with youi pastoi anu leaueiship to uevelop a biblically-
baseu vision statement foi what you want to accomplish in youi men's ministiy.

In a nutshell, you aie going to:
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If you aie a pastoi, you will want a coie gioup of men woiking with you. If you aie a
leauei, you will neeu to talk the pastoi to let him know that you will be consulting with
a coie team of men who will cieate a plan foi his ieview.

The impoitant thing to iemembei is that men neeu the suppoit of the senioi pastoi.
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This is a must. The pastoi sets the tone on weekenus that will set the uiiection foi the
ministiy to men. The pastoi's vision anu authoiity has moie uiiect impact on the
ministiy to men peihaps than on any othei ministiy in the chuich.

In a local chuich, men's ministiy leaueis aie calleu to woik in agieement with the
pastoi anu his vision. ^:.. ;#%. $7<.% HQ$24< "#$% K.7D, @%#$&FI Section 8.) The leauei
becomes the equippei, not the pioviuei.

If you aie the leauei, submit youi iuea to the pastoi to stait a men's ministiy. When the
pastoi blesses it, come back to him with a plan. This helps pioviue the agieement with
the pastoi anu maintains the bonu of peace in the local chuich. uive uou time to speak
to youi pastoi. Wait patiently with humility anu piayei. Youi pastoi is less likely to
appiove the iuea if you appeai to be biinging uivision into the chuich. The piinciple is
"the man is moie than the message." Youi pastoi may not listen if he is unsuie of youi
motives, chaiactei oi faithfulness. This step is ciucial in laying a goou founuation anu
beginning a poweiful men's ministiy. "Agieement is the place of powei."

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The pattein }esus gave foi the haivest is this: Conuition the soil, sow the seeu, watei it,
ieap the haivest.

9#7<2(2#7 (). ,#24: Piepaie key men by letting them know you aie inteiesteu in staiting
a men's ministiy. Bon't unveil a PoweiPoint anu seven-pait seimon to get this coie
gioup involveu. Stait small with casual but specific conveisations with key men.

:#* (). ,..<S 0nce you have a coie gioup of men who agiee with the iuea of what you
aie uoing, tell them the specifics as you see them. Sow that seeu into theii heaits anu
minus.

?'(.% 2(S This means piay! uet these men on boaiu anu ask them to piay with you about
it. Baily, iegulaily, constant.

G.'& (). )'%5.,(S uo back to the coie men. Bevelop a plan to show the chuich, oi boaiu
oi leaueiship team, uepenuing on youi local situation.

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It has been saiu, "Teamwoik makes the uieam woik." A team of men committeu to the
ministiy to men will caiiy it thiough any uifficulty to success. The Bible says wai is
wageu with a multituue of counselois. This uoes not mean getting a vaiiety of
uiiections, just getting wisuom fiom leaueis.

Fiist, iuentify a small team of men who will commit to woik with you. This will be a
minimum of S men, anu a maximum of 12 oi 14. Ask them to sit uown with you anu
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covei these points step-by-step with you as you shaie the specifics with them. Ask them
to piay befoie youi fiist planning meeting.

If you aie the Nen's Leauei, you iepiesent anu aie an extension of the pastoi. You seive
by the call of the pastoi. The authoiity you have is uelegateu by the pastoi. The pastoi is
to be incluueu anu infoimeu of all activities of the coie gioup, even if the pastoi cannot
peisonally attenu eveiy meeting. All conuuct uuiing coie gioup meetings must stay of
high chaiactei, nevei ciiticizing, unueimining oi usuiping the pastoi oi the vision of
the chuich. Youi coie gioup coulu watch the CNN viueo, "Seuition" by Bi. Euwin Louis
Cole to help youi team unueistanu the causes, uangeis, pitfalls, anu iesults of seuition.
Faithfulness is the maik of a leauei with chaiactei.

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0ne of the fiist men you want to finu foi the coie team, iight fiom the veiy stait of
the ministiy, is the "uatheiei." This is the man with influence anu uepth of chaiactei
that othei men enjoy being aiounu. Beie's an easy way to finu this man: Aftei a
meeting oi chuich seivice, when men aie wonueiing wheie to go eat, oi what to uo
next, the Influencei just makes a casual uecision, anu the othei men natuially follow.
"I'm going to the caf on Walkei St." "Yeah, I guess I'll go with you." "Ne too."

0thei than the pastoi, this man will geneially be the "face" of youi men's movement
anu "leau" it by the weight of his influence anu accepting of iesponsibility. This man
is not just passionate, he gets things uone. Be will be the least inclineu to want to
stait something new because he's geneially busy. Simply assuie him that you will
hanule the uetails if he will make the announcements anu talk with the men he
knows. When he sees the iesults, he'll be enthuseu about the ministiy as well.

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The seconu kinu of man is the "oiganizei." This is the faithful man oi men who takes
caie of the uetails, ieaus this entiie NoNENtum uuiue, anu ensuies that steps aie
followeu foi ultimate success. Be makes suie the chaiis aie set up aheau of time,
gieets men at the uooi, shows othei men theii aieas of iesponsibility anu makes
suie men finu out about the meetings.

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The thiiu kinu is the "ieseaichei." This is the peison who is going to finu out the
best way to uo things. Be'll finu locations foi men's ietieats, talk to othei men oi
men's gioups, help ueteimine outieach piojects, anu so foith. Be may not have a lot
of time eveiy week, but he'll be available to finu answeis foi whatevei you aie
seaiching foi.

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The Reseaichei is an invaluable ally when men come to the leaueiship team with a
"bettei iuea" than the path you have pioviueu. This peison will know exactly "why"
that was not the best path, place oi pioject foi youi men's movement foi iight now.

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0thei leaueis will be those who aie stiong in auministiation, Facebook anu email
foi keeping people infoimeu, maiketing, missions outieach, anu most of all, men of
goou ieputation who othei men natuially look up to.

As you ieau this, you have likely figuieu out which one you aie. If you aie not the
"gatheiei," then you will want to finu anu enlist that man fiist.

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Reau oi assign the iest of the Leaueiship uuiue anu cieate youi plan. You may wish to
give poitions to membeis of the coie team to think thiough anu help cieate the plan.
Please go aheau anu make copies of the necessaiy pages, oi secuie auuitional guiues.

Fiom the "0utcomes" section, you will be able to set ieasonable goals. Be iealistic about
the timefiame. You have alieauy ieau that it will be a thiee-yeai piocess to see the
ministiy ieplicate itself anu builu gieat stiength.

To be outcome-baseu, you will neeu to be cleai about the goals. Remembei, youi
peisonal goal is to help uisciple men as followeis of Chiist. You aie not a salesman oi
iule-makei. You aie a witness of uou's giace anu tiansfoimation powei.

Fiom "Patteins," Section S, you will be able to ueciue what men's meeting patteins will
fit youi cultuie anu what is the best way to launch youi gioup. Najoiing In Nen

is
intenueu to fit youi local stiuctuie.

0sing Section S, you will also be able to think thiough youi calenuai anu launch uates.
Put the potential uates in youi plan anu be piepaieu to state the ieasons foi those
uates. With men, consistency is the key, as you will ieau. Incluue in the plan youi
methous to piomote the meeting, because eveiyone will have to be involveu.

Fiom "Builuing," Section 8, you will be able to ueteimine in auvance how you will follow
up anu keep the men involveu. As with all gatheiings of people, we must piomote,
piomote, piomote. Even aftei satuiating the chuich with the uate anu time, men will
still call oi text asking when the meeting is. Nake piomotions pait of youi initial plan.

Ciitical mass is neeueu foi the launch of the local men's movement. You will be able to
plan foi a successful event by ieauing, "Planning Najoi Nen's Neetings," Section 6.

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0nce you have all of the pieces togethei, youi plan is ieauy to piesent to the pastoi,
boaiu oi leaueiship team. Paits of the plan will be goou to intiouuce to the entiie
congiegation. }ust uon't be uiscouiageu when people aie not as exciteu as you aie '(
62%,(. Be assuieu that eveiyone will be exciteu once some of the outcomes aie ieacheu
anu the chuich membeis ieceive the benefits.

Some leaueis iequiie the coie team to complete the foui "coie" Najoiing In Nen

books
befoie staiting the classes. This allows the leauei to launch simultaneous tiaining
classes, as the coie gioup is able to alteinate facilitatoi assignments, which keeps fiom
any one man oi his family beaiing much buiuen.

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You aie now a pait of the Chiistian Nen's Netwoik. You holu Najoiing In Nen


meetings. These names have goou iecognition anu will help builu youi gioup. But it can
benefit youi inuiviuual men's ministiy, oi small gioups within the ministiy, to have a
special name.

The men of youi gioup will coheie anu become a stanuing "membeiship," eithei by a
membeiship piogiam you implement oi simply as a fact. We encouiage you to establish
a name that they can iuentify with. The Biblical pattein foi success is a foui-pait
piocess: (1) Iuentification (2) Involvement (S) Investment (4) Inciease.

When a man takes the initial step by becoming IBENTIFIEB with youi men's movement,
he must be leu thiough the seiies of steps befoie he will yielu an inciease peisonally oi
to the gioup. Belp him make a stiong IBENTIFICATI0N by making a cleai name. G.'<
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Some membeis iuentify themselves by theii gioup name. 0ne man at a Chiistian Nen's
Netwoik event gieeteu a CNN staff membei by saying, "Bello! I'm an NN0v!" Instantly,
the staff knew which chuich he was, as they weie membeis of the "Nighty Nen of
valoi"!

When you choose a name, uon't give youi gioup an oiuinaiy name, oi it will gainei an
oiuinaiy iesponse. Foi example, you uon't want to holu an "encountei" when you coulu
holu "24 Bouis of Couiage" oi holu a "seminai" when you coulu have a "Stiong Nen in
Tough Times Event."

uive uistinction to what you uo. Satisfy people's uesiie to be pait of something unique
anu significant. Nen want to be pait of something that will piouuce iesults.




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Now, you aie oiganizeu with a coie team anu a plan. It is time to stait youi meetings! In
the next sections, you'll leain how to get moving, builu small gioups anu holu laige
meetings.

When men get staiteu, begin to see iesults, anu have the natuial enthusiasm that comes
fiom success, finu places to get men "spiiitually employeu" in the men's ministiy anu
thioughout the chuich. The goal is 1uu% employment. Theie is a iole foi eveiyone.

Nevei be satisfieu with ieaching all the men of the chuich. Each man knows unsaveu
men, anu each man knows a man who woulu benefit immeuiately fiom Najoiing In
Nen

. Keep sowing anu you'll ieap a haivest.



0nce you stait, nevei stop! Piomote, piomote, piomote the small meetings anu the
laigei events. uou gives seeu to the sowei.

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PATTERNS FOR POWERFUL MENS MEETINGS



! Flexible to Fit Eveiy Chuich, Nen's uioup anu Community
! Bow to Neet
! Who Shoulu Neet
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! Regulaiity of Neetings


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Nethous aie instant, uou's Woiu is constant. }ust because a methou woiks foi a season,
uoes not mean the methou shoulu nevei change. The Woiu of uou is constant, which
means the ministiy iemains the same, but the methous can change.

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is so flexible, it can be useu in any numbei of ways. Eveiy chuich oi


oiganization can finu a way to use it. It woiks foi peisonal stuuy, men's small gioups,
chuich-wiue men's meetings, piisons, woik gioups, Chiistian euucation classes, Bible
stuuies, home gioups, offices, camps, ietieats anu moie. Neetings can be helu twice
weekly, weekly, monthly, uuiing weekenu seivices, weekuay moinings, Satuiuays,
miuweek, at chuich, in homes, at woik, in a iestauiant oi just about anywheie.
Chiistian Nen's Netwoik men's gioups have met unuei tiees in Afiica, in siue iooms at
the Pentagon, in no-visitois-alloweu haiu-coie piisons anu coveitly on tiains in
countiies wheie it was outlaweu.

0sing the cuiiiculum in small men's gioups gives men optimal time to have peisonal
ministiy anu helps holu men accountable. Quaiteily men's events help the small gioups
come togethei with the pastoi in a focuseu setting to celebiate theii giowth anu
matuiity. Annual men's ietieats oi encounteis help the pastoi fuithei cement his
ielationship with his giowing anu changing men.

Because we "teach to teach to teach," the cuiiiculum must incluue a meiit system
wheieby men ieceive ceitificates anuoi iecognition foi each book completeu. Nen
who have finisheu the initial foui "coie" books ieceive iecognition. Nen who complete
nine cuiiiculum books can be "Commissioneu" as a "ministei to the men of the woilu."
These "commissioneu" men become tiaineis foi othei men, anu even foi othei chuiches
oi in othei aieas of the woilu, as you continue to uevelop youi men's movement.

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laigei youi movement becomes.

In consiueiing the ways you can meet with men, the piioiity is foi the inuiviuual man to
peisonally wiestle with the mateiial, inteinalize it, anu become a stiongei Chiist-
followei with an appetite to know anu seive uou. The moie ways you can facilitate the
men inteiacting with the mateiials anu with each othei, the stiongei youi movement
will become.



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Small gioups have a stiong Biblical basis. }esus useu the small gioup methou with
Bis uisciples on eaith anu uiscipleu them foi thiee yeais.
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is flexible, but geneially utilizeu as a thiee-yeai uiscipleship


couise uuiing which one lesson is completeu each week foi nine books.

Some theologians believe that besiues the small gioup of 12 uisciples, }esus bioke
them into even smallei gioups of just S foi othei puiposes, such as piayei anu
accountability. Theie aie many benefits to small gioups anu many books wiitten on
the subject. In men's ministiy, the small gioup offeis men the oppoitunity to
become tianspaient anu allow the Woiu to take holu ueep in the heait.

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Nost men's ministiy occuis in classes, geneially on a weekly basis. 0ften, the
leaueis have the classes meige togethei monthly foi a Satuiuay moining meeting, oi
quaiteily foi a ietieat of some kinu.

Wheie it is uifficult to meet moie often, some gioups meet monthly. When theie aie
monthly meetings, it is impoitant to encouiage the men to be accountable foi self-
stuuy in between meetings.

The founuational keys foi a successful class aie:

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1. Tell the men when you will stait anu when it will enu, then uo
that. Staiting on time iewaius faithfulness. Nen will auapt to
staiting late if that is youi pattein. Builu a spiiit of excellence.
Sticking to a closing time keeps the leauei moie aleit, allows men
to plan theii time, anu cieates a spiiit of excellence.
2. Nost men's classes uo not neeu to be longei than appioximately
one houi. If the men stanu aiounu talking foi an houi aftei you
close, at least it is theii own choice.
S. As the men aiiive, gieet each man by name. "A man's name is the
sweetest woiu in any language," Bale Cainegie saiu. If you aie
teaching a laige gioup that makes this impossible, welcome the
entiie gioup anu expiess how happy you aie that they aie theie
anu what you expect uou to uo as a iesult of them attenuing.
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1. ueneially the assignment is one oi two lessons fiom the
woikbooks.
2. Stait by asking questions, if anyone:
a. Receiveu a special ievelation while stuuying
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b. Put something into piactice that they leaineu
c. Finally caught what was meant uuiing a pievious lesson
S. uo thiough the self-test togethei, asking foi eveiyone's input,
anu what each pait of the lesson means to them. N0TE: You may
sepaiate the men into smallei gioups of S to S foi any of these
timesfoi piayei oi uiscussion, oi both. Bo this baseu on a set
time. It may be SS minutes, less oi moie.
4. People ietain moie when they ('4= iathei than when they aie
talkeu (#. Avoiu ie-teaching the mateiial. Bo not stop the
uiscussion just so you get to say something you piepaieu.
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1. As uou moves on the men, be piepaieu to shift focus. Peihaps
one man neeus the whole gioup to piay as he foigives his fathei,
oi aumits he has maue a teiiible mistake in his maiiiage.
2. It is not finishing the list of questions that is impoitant, it is the
inteiaction of the men in the piesence of uou as they imbibe Bis
Woiu. The goal is foi the men to become Chiistlike. People ietain
only S to 1u peicent of what they heai, but 8u to 9u peicent of
what they .L&.%2.7-.. Allow the men to have the expeiience.
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1. Piaying foi one anothei cieates a ueep sense of fellowship. The
piinciple is "you become intimate with the one (# whom you
piay, 6#% whom you piay anu *2() whom you piay."
2. Small uioup Piayei: A gioup of S-S men piaying togethei woiks
veiy well. Each man ueclaies a piayei iequest. Then one man
staits anu each man piays foi the man on his iight.
a. Noie than five men in a piayei gioup takes moie time anu
can inhibit men who have a gieat neeu oi aie
uncomfoitable piaying out louu.
b. A man who is not accustomeu to piaying alouu will finu it
easy to iemembei the piayei neeu of just one man, the
guy on his iight.
S. Rotating Leauing in Piayei: If you cannot bieak into smallei
gioups, you may piay oi assign someone to piay, oi iotate who
piays. In a 12-week class, if theie aie 12 men, eveiyone takes a
tuin.
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1. Always announce the time anu place of the next meeting.
2. Announce the subject mattei that will be coveieu next. Belp the
men iealize how much they will benefit by completing the next
assignment.
S. Be suie to keep youi men engageu in the local chuich anu pastoi
by ieminuing them of events going on in the chuich.

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1. Nake follow up calls oi wiite emails oi encouiaging notes within
two uays aftei the meeting finishes.
2. Be suie to file any iepoits to the leaueiship team immeuiately,
because theie will nevei be time "latei."

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A majoi meeting foi all of the men is useful foi many ieasons. Baving an exciting
speakei oi an exciting theme will help to builu momentum, anu pioviues an
oppoitunity foi men to invite othei men fiom outsiue the chuich. If the pastoi is not
involveu hanus-on, this is the time to highlight the woik of the pastoi anu chuich.
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G.-#372(2#7: Neiit awaius foi piogiess aie impoitant. The Apostle Paul gave
peisonal shout-outs to vaiious woikeis anu leaueis in each of his letteis. Bo the
same foi youi men. 0se youi time togethei to honoi those who have completeu
classes, to honoi the gioup facilitatois anu leaueis, the oiganizeis anu otheis.

8.,(2;#72.,S uioup-wiue meetings aie gieat times to highlight some of the most
uiamatic outcomes that have been achieveu. If a man is ieuniteu with a fathei oi a
waywaiu son, have them testify togethei. If a maiiiage is iestoieu, have the
husbanu give his testimony anu biing his wife on the stage to attest to the tiuth of
what he has uone. A spiay of floweis is always a nice suipiise if you biing women in.
uiving a man a knife oi a tool as a gift foi shaiing is always appiopiiate.

B'$7-) X5.7(,: When launching the men's ministiy, oi at the stait of new classes, oi
at the beginning of each new season, such as Septembei anu }anuaiy, use a chuich-
wiue meeting to builu momentum.

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Foi some aieas challengeu by tianspoitation oi woik-ielateu pioblems such as in
faiming, it is too much of a buiuen foi the men to come continually to classes. The
position of last iesoit to conuuct a gioup stuuy woulu be to give the assignments
fiom the pulpit on weekenus, anu follow up with the men the next weekenu. Self-
tests can be tuineu in, anu final exams ievieweu by the pastoi to ensuie the men aie
masteiing the mateiial.

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Nany men's ministiies aie built on the weekenu ministiy as the coie. Nen's camps
aie iueal foi cell chuiches, wheie theie aie alieauy small gioups in existence.
Tiauitional chuiches have successfully conuucteu weekenu men's camps quaiteily,
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to pioviue an oppoitunity foi the pastoi to teach the men in-uepth. Some Najoiing
In Nen

uioups stait each new book with a men's weekenu piioi to the stait of the
stuuy. G.'< ;#%. 27 HR7'(#;+ #6 ' @%.'( K..(2730I

Beie is a sample foimat foi a weekenu with the pastoi oi men's leauei:

Fiiuay 6:uu - Satuiuay noon
1. The goal is to have a conuenseu, intense tiaining, iueally that helps
bonu the men to the pastoi, oi at least to the top iung of the men's
ministiy leaueiship.
2. Piactice what is leaineu in the cell, small gioup oi classes. Cieate
accountability foi what is leaineu.
Fiiuay night:
1. Foou anu fellowship
2. Conveisational, inteiactive teaching:
a. Iuentity - the attack on men since Abiaham
An oiphan is someone without a fathei.
The "seeu" is unuei "siege"
You weie cieateu by uou foi a puipose
b. The will anu call of uou - you aie calleu with a puipose
Isaiah
S. Intiouuce book: :.L$'4 E7(.3%2(+, foi example
a. Beal with issues that night
b. Bive in so they have time to ieflect anu think about it all night.
Satuiuay moining:
1. Peisonal uevotion with uou
Nouel how to have piivate uevotions, such as how to jouinal:
"S0AP" Nethou - Sciiptuie, 0bseivation, Application, Piayei
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2. Continue book (:.L$'4 E7(.3%2(+, foi example)
Six ways to avoiu sexual temptation
S. Roau of uiscipleship
uou has a call on youi life
You have to live a puie life
You'ie on the ioau now to walking with uou
4. Nan was cieateu to leau
Leau unuei the authoiity of Chiist
Leau unuei the authoiity of youi pastoi
Leau unuei the authoiity of the Chuich
S. Follow up
Covenant with the men:
Beie's what the chuich will uo
Beie's what you neeu to uo
Commit to complete the book in youi gioups, anu the iest
of the cuiiiculum
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Peei-to-peei stuuies can seive to builu youi men's movement, if you have no othei
means to biing men togethei. Remembei the basics, to get one man with a book anu
woikbook, wiestling with the piinciples anu ievamping the patteins of his life
thiough the powei of uou.

Leaueiship tutoiing can be conuucteu one-on-one. When ueveloping leaueis, cieate
a pattein of tiaining that connects with the cultuie anu vision of the pastoi anu
chuich.

Self-stuuy has been pioven to woik with Najoiing In Nen

cuiiiculum when no
othei option was available. Nen in solitaiy confinement, on militaiy posts anu in
hostile conuitions can pick up the books anu become tiaineu, uiscipleu anu
mentoieu by the mateiials themselves.

It is always best to let "iion shaipen iion" with a gioup, leauei, peei oi othei fiienu.

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Eveiy man in the chuich anu in any community neeus to be tiaineu in ieal manhoou, so
eventually, you will want eveiy man of eveiy age to take pait.

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Neetings aie foi "men only." While the cuiiiculum is flexible, what we have founu in
moie than SS yeais of ministiy to men, is that theie shoulu be no women in the
men's meetings. Nany chuiches shaie cuiiiculum tiaining with the iest of the
chuich. Nany women's ministiies auapt Najoiing In Nen

to theii neeus. Some


chiluien's ministiies teach the piinciples to the chiluien. But to builu men, it is
impoitant to give men an oppoitunity to view anu absoib the teachings in the
context of male fiienuships.

Theie aie many ieasons to keep the meetings "men only."
! By keeping the uniqueness of the "men only" meeting, you encouiage a laigei
ciowu. 0pening the meetings to all uilutes the effectiveness.
! "Thiee times in a yeai shall all thy males appeai befoie the Loiu," the Bible says
in Beuteionomy 16:16.
! Nen iesponu uiffeiently to the Loiu's commanuments when they aie with just
theii male counteipaits. Theie is an open honesty among them that uoes not
suiface when women oi chiluien aie piesent.
! Nen want to be men, but they want to make that uecision without any
embaiiassment oi intimiuation fiom a spouse, uaughtei oi giilfiienu oi anyone
else's spouse, uaughtei oi giilfiienu. They will iesponu among theii peeis.
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Theie is much to gain fiom the "men only" meetings. In yeais of "men only"
meetings, we have watcheu men publicly confess sin, aumit neeu, anu come clean
befoie uou. We have heaiu anu seen them as they confesseu sex sins of all kinus. We
have watcheu them ciy openly as they askeu foi ueliveiance fiom abuse of theii
wives anu chiluien. Nen have aumitteu to gieeu, piiue oi hatieu anu askeu foi help
fiom othei men. Nany men have openly foigiven theii fatheis oi ielatives. Nen have
openly aumitteu to being molesteu oi having othei sins committeu against them,
anu askeu uou to be fiee fiom the toiment of those sins. We want men to become
men of faith anu couiage by ueclaiing theii uesiie foi fieeuom anu moial couiage.
We've seen it all.

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We believe that manhoou shoulu be iecognizeu in young men fiom the age of 1S on.
In touay's cultuie, the woilu is aftei oui boys staiting as young as 1u to 12, so
incluue, them, tiain them anu launch them on the ioau to manhoou. By tieating
young men as men, you encouiage theii manhoou at an age when it is most
impoitant foi them to uevelop theii chaiactei. Young men who aie not alloweu to
attenu men's confeiences with theii fatheis as young boys eageily await the
biithuay oi milestone youi gioup iequiies to paiticipate with "Bau."

Nen will inteiact moie togethei when no one's son is in the ioom, so allow the
young men to come to men's meetings that aie specific foi them, such as a young
men's gioup, a special fathei-son gioup, oi at the least, the chuich-wiue men's
confeiences. Allow foi some gioups oi camps wheie men can biing sons. Let the
young men be mentoieu by the men who have alieauy ieceiveu the tiaining. If men
aie uealing with moie matuie issues, it is wise to conuuct a paiallel time foi the
youngei men. They also will benefit fiom some time with age appiopiiate peeis,
mentoieu by matuie men.

It stiengthens the chuich foi young men leain to take theii manhoou seiiously.
Some chuiches aie now in theii thiiu geneiation of men, anu the chaiactei,
uiscipline anu gentlemanly qualities of theii men peimeates eveiy chuich seivice.

Impoitant: Call young men attenuing "teen men" oi anothei teim with "men" in it.
Bo not use the teim "youth" because you want them specifically to iuentify with
theii manhoou.

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Eveiy one of youi men knows an unsaveu man. Eveiy unsaveu man ueals with
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issues that woulu benefit fiom Najoiing In Nen

. Thousanus of men have become


Chiistians aftei staiting a men's class. uioups, classes anu camps aie gieat entiy
points foi men who aie not yet followeis of Chiist. Incluue them. Encouiage them to
ask questions anu paiticipate. Requiie them to uo the couise-woik, just like the iest
of the men. Nake them feel welcome. They aie on a jouiney that will leau them to
}esus!

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Scheuule youi calenuai accoiuing to what is best foi youi men, anu baseu on the
numbei of weeks you neeu to complete each book anu woikbook. Woikbooks have
twelve lessons, with the exception of :.L$'4 E7(.3%2(+ anu 8%.',$%. which each have
six. We iecommenu men go thiough woikbooks one lesson pei week oi one book
foi eveiy thiee months.

Fast Tiack: Shoulu you want to inciease the pace foi a select gioup of men, we still
iecommenu moving no fastei than one book anu woikbook pei month. At that fast
iate, it is uifficult to ensuie maximum impact of the piinciples, foi the men to wiite
them on theii heaits. 0se this only foi the most matuie anu qualifieu gioup of men,
to quickly launch into levels of mentoiing.

Whatevei you uo, ueteimine what is best fiom the men's peispective, anu then
make youi uecision foi the maximum goou. Bon't base youi uecision on infoimation
gaineu fiom men whom you know will not coopeiate oi fiom those who uo not
attenu othei seivices iegulaily.

Whatevei time anu place you ueteimine, iemembei you will neeu to Communicate,
Communicate, Communicate. uive the uetails, incluuing the beginning anu enu, anu
stick to it. Foi example, "The 'Champions' men's gioup, leu by Rob uibbons will
stuuy K'L2;2M.< K'7)##< fiom 7:Su to 8:Su each Tuesuay evening foi 12 weeks
staiting Septembei 28 in the back ioom of the Seasons Restauiant on Noith Bopkins
Stieet."

0nce the meeting specifics aie cleai anu the men commit, iequiie the men not to
miss moie than one oi two classes to be able to "giauuate" to the next class,
uepenuing on youi ciicumstances.

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Neeting times aie at the uiscietion of the local leaueiship anu aie helu when best suiteu
to meet the neeus of the men. It is best to make meetings convenient to the men iathei
than to any one inuiviuual. The time of the meeting is impoitant only because it is the
time best suiteu to the majoiity of that paiticulai gioup of men. In some locations anu
with some gioups, it woiks to meet on a Satuiuay moining, foi otheis on a Thuisuay
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night.

Theie aie gioups in many aieas that meet at S:uuam because that's when the men enu
theii shift at woik. Bo what is best to get the most involvement. Anu, uon't be afiaiu to
change it foi the next seiies if you finu a bettei time oi uay.

Nake the meetings fit youi cultuie specifically:
! In cities, it may be goou to meet at 6:Su am befoie the woikuay in a caf.
! Wheie theie aie factoiies, hospitals, hotels oi similai inuustiies, woikeis may
get off woik at 11:Su pm, meaning the iueal class might stait at 12 miunight
! Neet on an off night in someone's home, oi in a chuich, business oi iestauiant,
pioviueu theie is piivacy foi the meeting.
! If men have a haiu time getting to anothei location on anothei uay of the week
between chuich seivices, you can meet with youi men just befoie weekenu
chuich seivices oi just aftei weekenu chuich seivices.
! If you meet uuiing iegulaily-scheuuleu Weunesuay night chuich times, the
chuich might pioviue a meal so people come stiaight fiom woik with theii
families, then sepaiate into classes.
! You can meet uuiing the weekenu Chiistian euucation houi, but be suie the men
make a commitment, anu have specific uates foi being theie, so it uoesn't
become an optional weekenu class activity.
! As much as possible, make meeting times memoiable, such as "the fiist Nonuay
of eveiy month," oi "eveiy Tuesuay at 6 am."

Check the entiie yeai's calenuai:
! 0nce you make a meeting time memoiable, it is too haiu foi men to iemembei
exceptions. (Announcing, "the fiist Nonuay of eveiy month except foi }anuaiy,
Septembei anu Novembei," will not woik well.)
! Avoiu holiuays anu majoi events (Supeibowl Sunuay, election uay). Foi example,
if you want to holu chuich-wiue men's meetings on the thiiu Satuiuay of eveiy
month but many thiiu Satuiuays happen to fall uuiing holiuay weekenus, change
youi plan. As men aie ieconcileu to theii families, you uo not want to uetiact
fiom theii family life by iequiiing theii faithfulness to the men's meetings.
! Avoiu scheuuling men's gioups at the same time as chuich activities, such as
Satuiuay woik uays oi Thuisuay night special uiamas oi conceits. Nen will
become moie active in the chuich as a iesult of uoing the cuiiiculum, anu we
uon't want them to have to choose.

As you contemplate when anu wheie to have the meetings, you will want to make the
meetings accessible. Bowevei, no meeting is going to be accessible oi convenient to
eveiyone. Nake the men unueistanu that to tiain themselves in manhoou, theie will
have to be some kinu of saciifice maue by them. Foi the same ieason, make the men uo
theii homewoik. Theie is no option to this.


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Consistency is a viitue, so whatevei you uo, B0 IT.

It is always moie attiactive to people when they see something giow anu be auueu to
iathei than uwinule oi be cut back. If you ueciue to stait youi meetings on a weekly
basis but finu youi men aie too busy, by cutting it back, people will inteipiet that as a
failuie anu not want to become involveu. If weekly meetings looks like they coulu be a
challenge, stait with monthly oi eveiy two weeks, giving assignments in between.

Likewise, if you ueciue to have meetings on the fiist Satuiuay of eveiy month but
change the uate foi two months in a iow, it will plant seeus of uoubt in those who you
want to attiact. Reseaich befoie you make youi announcement. If theie is any uoubt,
stait smallei anu leave youiself ioom to giow.

Nost gioups meet in quaiteis, 12 weekly sessions at a time. When they stuuy :.L$'4
E7(.3%2(+ foi 6 weeks, they'll geneially stuuy 8%.',$%. iight aftei foi anothei 6 weeks, to
finish out the 12 week cycle.

Sometimes gioups meet biweekly, anu some meet monthly. In a cell chuich, you can
split the men anu women once each month to conuuct men's ministiy. In a tiauitional
chuich with miuweek seivices, you can split Weunesuay nights to have a men's class.

Whatevei you uo, iemembei that men uo not want to follow a moving taiget. 0nce the
meeting times aie set, keep them consistent. That's why you'll check the calenuai foi
the entiie yeai befoie you make the announcement. That allows you to anticipate anu
plan foi any uate that might have to change.

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It is haiu to stait up aftei taking a bieak. You may wish to skip thiee weeks of
Becembei meetings if youi men aie all ueeply involveu in chuich activities anu
cannot attenu. But if you want to skip only because the leauei is tieu up, then finu
someone else who can leau it to keep the momentum going.

You may keep stuuying even uuiing the summei. Some gioups have actually
uR0WN uuiing the summei by offeiing N0RE meetings in the summei months. To
keep the momentum fiom fauing, simply change things up foi the summei. Peihaps
meige two gioups into one. Tiy out a new leauei oi a new inteiactive appioach
wheie men give testimonies each week. Naybe meet eveiy othei week insteau of
weekly. You coulu even uo a special one-month "supei gioup" wheie you uo the
lessons two pei week. Whatevei it takes!

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Whatevei you uo, communicate, communicate, communicate. If a man comes at the
wiong time anu no one is theie, you lose that man.
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The uiffeience between goou anu gieat is often the amount of passion
communicateu to the men of youi chuich. Excitement anu momentum comes only
when people aie well awaie of what is happening. Piomote the classes, camps,
gioups, events. See how much piomotion the youth uepaitment uoes anu use that as
a guiue. Keep the ministiy in fiont of the whole chuich. Keep what is coming up
next, anu the benefits it will biing, in fiont of each man. Piomote, piomote, piomote.

Celebiate the iesults. Allow men anu theii wives oi families to give testimonies of
the iesults. If theie is not time in chuich seivices, cieate veiy shoit, simple viueos
foi the chuich website. Commemoiate the completion of each book with a
ceitificate, anu a peisonal note fiom you to the men.

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Stick to youi uecisions, but uon't be afiaiu to change. It sounus like a contiauiction,
but theie is a iuthlessness in the uospel that says, "If it uoesn't piouuce, lop it off"
(Luke 1S:6-9). Lop off olu ueau woiks, so you can biing foith new fiuit.

If youi fiist plan uoesn't woik, have the couiage to aumit it anu change it, even if it
was youi own iuea. If it was someone else's iuea anu you simply capitulateu, show
the laigeness of youi spiiit by not complaining oi telling anyone "I tolu you so."

As you uevelop anu leain uou's pattein foi youi men's ministiy, stick to it. Bon't let
anyone change it. We've hau men finu theii patteins anu caiiy on foi moie than a
yeai befoie they began to see the inciease. But uou iewaius faithfulness, anu
ultimately, they enueu up with moie men, moie salvations, moie changeu lives than
they evei imagineu.

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PLANNING MAJOR MENS MEETINGS


! Puipose
! Appoint a Stiong Team of Nen Who Shaie the vision
! Set Cleai uoals
! Covei It In Piayei
! Nothing Succeeus Like Woik
! Woik Nust Be Planneu
! The Fiist In Intention is the Last in Execution
! Plan foi the 0nexpecteu
! Wheie to Bolu a Neeting
! Walk it Thiough
! Sounu System
! uuests
! Foou Seivice
! Piomoting Youi Nen's Neeting
! Communicate Cleaily
! Chiistian Nen's Events


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Nost often, the fiist place to begin cieating momentum is to motivate men towaiu a
specific event. Events built aiounu a "gatheiing" type of chuich event can motivate men.
0i, you coulu holu a bieakfast, campouts, weekenu "encountei." You may consiuei a
seivice-oiienteu event such as a community-builuing pioject, aftei which you biing
them togethei to celebiate the job uone anu give the vision foi the futuie.

Ciitical mass will gieatly help you launch anu builu momentum foi youi local men's
movement. Kick off the Najoiing In Nen

ministiy by intiouucing the men to the


teaching they will be ieceiving. Whatevei type of event you use, just get the men
togethei, as many men as you can gathei, to get off to a stiong stait.

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The fiist step is to gathei youi coie leaueiship team to uiscuss holuing a momentum
event. It is impoitant that you, as the pastoi oi men's leauei, uo not uo eveiything
alone. You will exhaust youiself anu uefeat youi puiposes. Be suie to involve otheis.

As you gathei youi team, iemembei that, "What a man uoesn't know, he is against." The
initial iuea foi holuing an event is best appioacheu on the inuiviuual level. Let each man
know you aie inviting him to the meeting to plan an event. That way, you can take caie
of any objections in auvance. At the meeting when the team is togethei, you can simply
begin to plan.

If you have a laige pool of men, you may wish to piomote some men to leaueiship, oi
test the talents of youi men, by giving some the oppoitunity to seive on a special Events
Team. This begins to builu the pool of expeiienceu leaueis in youi gioup, anu also keeps
the leaueiship team fiom having to make eveiy uecision.

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"Fellowship is always a by-piouuct, nevei a goal." It is not enough to have an event just
so the men can get togethei to see each othei.

The seconu step to a highei-piofile event is to ueteimine the specific puipose foi
biinging the men togethei. It might be:
! To cast the vision foi a new men's movement with a majoi launch
! To announce new initiatives.
! At the stait of new classes.
! Foi honoiing men foi theii achievements, leaueis foi theii seivice anu to
intiouuce newly uevelopeu leaueis anu gioup facilitatois.



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You will want to assess the neeus of youi men, anu set youi goals accoiuingly. This will
influence when anu wheie you have youi meeting, who speaks, the foimat, topics anu
types of piesentations anu what kinu of follow-up you piepaie.

Youi basic goals aie always to help men establish closei ielationships with each othei
anu biing them into a closei walk with the Loiu. Noie specific goals uepenu on youi
gioup. Set piioiities so that you emphasize youi most impoitant goals at all times.

At youi fiist meeting, set goals anu uiscuss uates anu foimats. 0ne iuea is to plan a
majoi event oi even a special men's ietieat with an exciting theme. If youi men cannot
get away somewheie, then uoing a weekenu event, such as on a Fiiuay night anu
Satuiuay moining can woik. The most typical men's event has been all-uay Satuiuay
meeting.

Fiom the stait of youi uiscussions, ask each man on the team to accept a iesponsibility
location, foou, piomotions, piogiam.

The thiiu step is to stait piaying.

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The fiist thing on youi committee's agenua shoulu be a commitment by eveiy membei
to piay uaily foi the ietieat.

Piayei piouuces intimacy.

As the men agiee togethei in piayei, they will begin to woik togethei. As they begin to
piay foi the otheis who will attenu, they will begin to love those biotheis moie. This
will set the tone foi the ietieat.

Some men's ministiies have ministiy captains with a iatio of 1 to S men attenuing.
These "captains" have the names of theii men fai in auvance anu stait coveiing that
biothei in piayei befoie they even meet at the event.

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youi meetings without pievailing inteicessoiy piayei. Youi piayei life will ueteimine
the piayei life of youi men.

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the othei leaueis of the gioup. If you aie not in agieement in spiiit, puipose, planning
oi peisonnel, then youi meeting will not be maximizeu to its fullest potential.

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saveu without piayei. Youi meeting will be only as effective as youi inteicessoiy piayei
ministiy because piayei is the founuation foi successful ministiy.
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C%'+ 6#% ;#%. &.#&4. (# >. ,'5.<0 Though eveiy meeting is not the same, youi
consistency will ensuie incieasing attenuance. Nevei be satisfieu with what you have.
Always seek uou foi gieatei meetings. Too often, men have become satisfieu with what
measuie of success they have. They eventually uecline anu uisintegiate. }esus saiu, "Ny
tiue uisciples piouuce bountiful haivests. This biings gieat gloiy to my Fathei" }ohn
1S:8 TLB. The moie bountiful the haivest, the gieatei the gloiy.

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Beie is a basic piayei foi the leauei of the men's gioup wiitten foi you by Bi. Cole:

"Fathei, in the Name of }esus, I love You. I love Youi Chuich. I love the Bouy. I love
my biethien. I love the ministiy. I love Youi ministeis. I love what You've uone in
my life.

"I want to be a success in ministiy. It's Youi ministiy thiough me, Loiu.

"uive me my pattein foi ministiy. I uon't want to weai someone else's. I uon't want
to fit theiis. I want mine, Loiu. I want to pay the piice to be alone with You until You
give it to me. Anu then, with uninhibiteu zeal, lifestyle, feivency of spiiit, singleness
of minu anu uevotion to puipose, I want to give myself to it, Loiu.

"Flow thiough me, Loiu. Raise me up, I piay.

"Foi Youi gloiy anu foi Youi Kinguom, I piaise You foi what You aie uoing touay in
me. ANEN."

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Next comes the haiuest step, but it will make the event easyhaiu woik. Pioveibs 18:9
says the "lazy man is biothei to the saboteui." Laziness will sabotage anything you
uesiie to uo. Reciuit anu tiain *#%=.%,!

Youi success will be uiiectly piopoitionate to youi effoits. The only thing uou can bless
is an effoit. Without an effoit, theie is no blessing.

Bave you evei noticeu how haiu it is foi men who win a spoits championship to win
again the next yeai. Few evei uo if they "iest on theii lauiels" fiom the pievious yeai.

0ne of the gieatest boxeis of all time, who won the championship thiee times, was
askeu what the haiuest pait was to becoming a champion. Bis answei was succinct anu
potent: "The uay aftei is the haiuest pait. You uon't want to get up as eaily, iun as much
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Foi the same ieason, many men's ministiies uo not maintain theii level of effectiveness.
They wait too long aftei an event to plan theii next meeting, assume eveiyone will come
because they meiely announce it anu uon't spenu the same amount of time in piayei
anu planning as they uiu befoie.

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iemembei what you uiu to get theie anu uo it all ovei again. Stait with this uesciiption
anu planning guiue, anu keep going fiom success to success.

Theie is an olu auage in the ministiy that states: "Woik as if it is all up to you, but piay
as if it is all up to uou." In Bebiews 11:6 we ieau, "Be is a iewaiuei of them that
BILIuENTLY seek Bim." Youi effoits in seeking uou will allow uou to bless youi effoits
in seeking men.

Bon't blame youiself foi failuies, but uon't take gloiy foi success eithei. Remembei, it is
uou who gives the inciease.

Ninety peicent of an icebeig is below the suiface of the watei, out of sight. Ten peicent
is visible. That is the same as a successful meetingten peicent is seen, but theie is
ninety peicent unseen that incluues piayei, piepaiation anu planning.

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In the Bible, the piophet always pieceues the ueliveiei. In the same way, piepaiation
must always pieceue the inspiiation. ulibness in the pulpit uoes not compensate foi
piepaiation foi the pulpit. The olu auage to "plan youi woik anu woik youi plan" has
meiit foi you.

Neuitate on the goals you have ueteimineu to accomplish. Plan it. Piepaie foi it. Anu
then enjoy it. Planning is simply the uevelopment of a stiategy foi achieving success.

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, men leain:
TBE uL0RY IS IN TBE vICT0RY; TBE WISB0N IS IN TBE STRATEuY!

Nen who uo not plan piopeily aie only one of two things: lazy oi uumb. Be wise
planpiepaie foi eveiy uetail.

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Check eaily to book the facility. Confiim the uate, then count backwaius to
ueteimine when eveiything will have to be uone. Piepaie foi piinteu auveitising
mateiials. Allow youiself enough time to accommouate youi iueas. Foi example,
have T-shiits maue with a slogan oi the ietieat uate on it, but make them fai enough
in auvance to show the men what they'll be ieceiving when they sign up.

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If you aie tiying to ieach moie than just the most ueuicateu men in the gioup, think
of the holiuays suiiounuing the eventfootball games, high school giauuations, anu
so foith. Plan accoiuingly foi the fewest possible baiiieis foi men not to attenu.

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Know what you'ie going to uo anu when you'ie going to uo it. Allow time foi
fellowship anu iecieation. Ensuie piayei captains know when the teachings enu anu
one-on-one ministiy begins. Know when the men will be fiee to go to snack bais,
make phone calls, anu so foith, anu make suie the facility anu concessions aie awaie
anu piepaieu.

Piepaie foi follow up to occui latei. Nany leaueis uesign the piogiam to bieak into
smallei gioups. The men may bieak into a gioup with a leauei who will follow up
with them aftei the meeting. 0i, they may bieak into paiis with each othei, anu help
each othei get into a small gioup, if they aien't alieauy.

The bottom line is to get iesults, to ieach youi goalsnot just to have a gieat
ieaction that won't last. A man who has a life-changing expeiience at the event will
neeu someone to help him thiough whatevei uifficulties he encounteis when he
ietuins home. A fiienu he can call at any time coulu make a tiemenuous uiffeience
in his life.

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In this life, youi fiist intention as a Chiistian is going to Beaven to be with the Loiu, but
that is the last thing you will uo. Eveiything in between leaus up to the "fiist in
intention." When a man wants to fly to Washington, B.C., that is his "fiist in intention."
But he has to buy a ticket, pack his bags, plan a iiue to the aiipoit anu complete othei
aiiangements befoie he can get wheie he wants to go.

This means that in planning, always begin with the uay aftei the meeting anu woik
towaiu the uay you begin planning. In othei woius, plan backwaius. Nost people, when
planning a meeting, plan only up to the meeting time anu nevei make aiiangements foi
afteiwaiu. Then, since they hau to uo eveiything themselves, they cieate a negative
attituue towaiu the meeting.

Remembei, it's not how you stait that counts but how you finish. Follow-up calls anu
thank you letteis aie as impoitant as all the piomotions you uo befoiehanu. If they aie
uone piopeily, then when you want to have youi next meeting, you will not have to
stait all ovei again to builu inteiest anu enthusiasm.

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This is a biief guiueline to let you see that planning begins aftei the meeting anu woiks
towaiu the time you aie planning it. 0nce you have thought about the uetails of youi
specific meeting, its location, membeis anu othei logistics, wiite uown the uetails, anu
take some time to think about them. Neuitation is the matiix of cieativity. Nake suie
you have piayeifully consiueieu eveiy aspect of the meetingit is vital to having a
success.

Su uays aftei Know the uates of futuie meetings befoie you conuuct this one!
Announce the uatesbuilu excitement!
2 weeks aftei Senu out announcements foi the next meeting.
1 week aftei Bave a committee ciitique the last meeting in piepaiation foi
next one. Be honest with youiselves to impiove. What woikeu.
What uiun't woik. What woikeu the last time but not this time,
anu why.
Bay aftei Inventoiy mateiials. Auu infoimation to uatabase. Wiite thank
you notes. The piinciple is, "uiatituue confiims ielationships."
Night of meeting Lock up, caiiy out tiash, loau mateiials, clean tables. Bave
someone assigneu to these tasks. Asking foi volunteeis uuiing the
meeting is amateuiish.
Neeting Scheuule of events, peisonnel, time fiame - all has been pie-
ueteimineu in the planning of the meeting
Pie-meeting Aiiange foi peisonnel to be iesponsible foi set-up such as setting
up tables, auuing table cloths, biinging in mateiials, setting up
tables, manning tables. Aiiange foi gieeteis anu paiking guiues. If
selling mateiials oi piouucts, have auequate cash to make change.
Piioi to meeting Publicity, piomotion, announcements
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Piepaie foi emeigencies anu inteiiuptions. Be piepaieu foi suipiises. Nake a plan in
auvance foi what you'll uo IF.... Then, if something unexpecteu uoes happen, you will be
ieauy to move into action immeuiately.

Some things you coulu think about aie a PoweiPoint not woiking (even aftei being
checkeu anu ie-checkeu), a wife wanting to attenu with hei husbanu, mateiials not
aiiiving in time. 0n a ietieat, it might be men not able to sleep because someone in the
ioom snoies oi someone not being able to eat the meals piepaieu, etc.

The steps to achieving success aie:
Becision
Beuication
Biscipline
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Betails that aie not taken caie of make men lose theii concentiation, feel uncomfoitable
anu get uistiacteu. Betails that have been taken caie of will make a ietieat smooth anu
enable the Loiu to uo a gieat woik in the men's lives.

"The little foxes spoil the vines" is the sciiptuie in Song of Solomon 2:1S. That is anothei
way of saying that uetails have a way of killing the gieatest of effoits.

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Esthetics, the enviionment of youi meeting, can often ueteimine its success oi failuie. If
you aie a pastoi, you may have heaiu this befoie, but it beais iepeating: Bo not let the
facility wheie you woiship uictate youi limits. You must ueteimine to leau peisonally,
not ciicumstantially. Ensuie the location is as inviting as possible.

Testifying to faith, signs, wonueis, miiacles anu "maximizeu" manhoou while meeting in
a ioom that is ueteiioiateu oi moth-eaten is to woik in opposition to youiself. Nany
men will not invite fiienus oi neighbois to the meeting if they aie embaiiasseu by the
location oi the conuuct of the meeting.

Check the looks! Is the ioom lighteu piopeily. Can men easily ieau theii Bibles as well
as see the scieen without glaie.

Aie the ceilings so low that you feel ciampeu. If all the ceilings aie low in youi facility,
choose a ioom with a winuow, anu leave the uooi open. Nen have a tenuency to feel
"boxeu in" easily.

What about the physical uimensions of the ioom. Is theie too much space foi too few
men. This will be intimiuating anu piouuce uistance insteau of intimacy. Nake suie the
ioom is the appiopiiate size foi youi gioup. The iule of thumb is that it's bettei to have
stanuing ioom only than too much space.

If you absolutely cannot finu a smallei ioom to use, then set up fewei chaiis than what
you'ie expecting anu aiiange them on one enu of the ioom, while keeping the othei enu
of the ioom available foi uisplay tables, snacks oi concession. uive the appeaiance that
you meant it to be that way.

Walk thiough eveiy inch of space that will be useu. Ensuie theie will be easy access to
the platfoim. Envision wheie people will sit, what kinu of equipment will be useu. Know
it exactly.

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0n the uay of the meeting, suivey the scene. Peisonally check eveiy uetail of the
meeting. Bo this until youi men aie tiaineu to uo it the iight way. 0nce they aie,
empowei them to uo this job.
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Esthetics ueteimine fiist impiessions. Nake suie eveiything has the look of
"excellence." Nen ieau about spoits because they want to ieau about winneis. Nake
youiself a "winnei" in theii eyes.

Ensuie that all papeis aie piopeily placeu if you have a uisplay of books foi sale oi to
give away. Remove unsightly boxes. (Stow empty boxes that you'll neeu latei unuei
tables if theie is a table cloth oi in a closet. If necessaiy, put them in a cai, but get them
out of sight). Ensuie theie aie no mateiials lying aiounu haphazaiuly. You uo not want
planning mateiials in view. All stage anu pouium equipment (lectein, piano top) must
be uusteu anu cleaneu.

0se youi equipment to pioject the name of the event. Bon't allow the scieens to be
filleu with someone's computei uesktop.

Foi majoi events, banneis help men iuentify with the men's ministiy name, chuich oi
theme of the event. Bang them evenly. Place them in a location wheie they can be seen
at all times but without obtiusion oi intiusion into attenuees' view.

If you have a small meeting in a home, chaiis shoulu be aiiangeu so eveiy peison is
facing each othei. Also, make suie theie is a conveniently locateu bathioom anu that the
ioom is tiuy.

Foi laige meetings, chaiis must face the speakei. Sit in some of the chaiis to ensuie
eveiyone has an unhinueieu view. Spacing of chaiis is vital in a men's meeting. Nen
iequiie plenty of legioom anu at least two inches of space between each chaii to be
comfoitable. When chaiis aie packeu togethei, the uiscomfoit unueimines the
concentiation of the attenuees.

When possible, set up no moie than seven chaiis in a iow between aisles. Nen tenu to
seek out the "enu" chaii, anu this allows moie "choice seats." It is bettei to have too few
chaiis set up anu have to inciease than to have too many chaiis set up. Too many chaiis
intimiuate people. Attenuees will be looking aiounu to see who else is coming oi they
may feel that they aie pait of something that faileu.

The speakei shoulu be the only peison on the platfoim foi the message. Be neeus to be
the focal point of inteiest. 0theis who sit aiounu him may uistiact fiom him. If a woman
is going to auuiess youi auuience, plan in auvance who will escoit hei to the pouium
anu piomptly take hei elbow as soon as she iises. She shoulu not be left unaccompanieu
as a point of iespect. Quite often, aftei a woman speaks to men, having a man follow up
hei comments helps the men make piopei commitments

Tempeiatuie is impoitant. Aii conuitioning anu heat must be monitoieu at all times
uuiing the meeting. The iesponsibility neeus to be assigneu to someone iesponsible.
Nen tenu to geneiate moie heat than mixeu ciowus, so set youi theimostat lowei in
summei anu uo not use as much heat in wintei.
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The sounu system is an extension of youi voice. If it is not goou, youi piesentation is
auveisely affecteu. Nuffleu, gaibleu oi "tinny" sounus make listening an effoit. The
auuience will tiie of stiaining to heai. If you uon't tiust youi sounu system, uon't use it.
It is fai moie conuucive to leaining to listen to a man's voice uiiectly, even if faintly,
than to a faulty sounu system.

Bave youi sounu check at least one houi piioi to the meeting. Nusicians will geneially
want to have the sounu check at the last minute, which cieates confusion just as you aie
making last minute piepaiations to have youi men seateu. That shoulu not be alloweu.
The ioom shoulu be completely ieauy, with appiopiiate backgiounu music anu visuals
at least fifteen minutes befoie the stait of the piogiam.

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Whethei at a home, in a iestauiant oi at a public meeting location, paiking places
shoulu be aiiangeu. When neeueu, someone shoulu be assigneu to guiue guests to
paiking anu to the entiance of the event if theie is any chance of confusion. Bon't let
youi own familiaiity uictate youi hosting iesponsibilities. Nake suie men aie cleai on
wheie they aie supposeu to go.

Bosts neeu to be assigneu to assist special guests. Instant ieauiness anu anticipation of
neeus is appieciateu by speakeis, local politicians, oi anyone else you have inviteu to
attenu.

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Bon't majoi in the meal iathei than in ministiy. Befoie you have a meeting involving
foou, iemembei that theie is a coiollaiy between flesh anu cainality. Take into
consiueiation what you seive, how much anu when.

Foou shoulu nevei become a focal point oi an issue at a men's meeting wheie you aie
tiying to ieach the spiiit of the man. Bisciplining the physical appetite heightens the
spiiitual ieceptivity. It is moie impoitant to ministei to the spiiitual man than to the
physical man. Keep it "lean anu mean"!

Foi Satuiuay men's events enuing in the eaily afteinoon, you can seive coffee anu a
pastiy in the moining anu fiuit anu soft uiinks at the bieak. Nevei seive men a heavy
lunch if you want theii attention aftei the meal!

If you meet foi bieakfast, seive quickly. Foi an evening meeting, a simple iefieshment is
nice foi a time of fellowship 6#44#*273 the ministiy. Something light anu uigestible is
uesiiable. But iemembei, men neeu to ietuin to theii families iathei than lingei
aimlesslyuon't give them an oppoitunity to escape piacticing what they leaineu!
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Theie aie those occasions when it is appiopiiate anu uesiiable to "bieak bieau"
togethei. Theie may be a valentines Bay banquet with the men's wives attenuing oi a
special "honois" banquet foi special achievements.

At any meal function ALWAYS stait the piogiam befoie the meal is finisheu. Bon't let
people become boieu oi uistiacteu. Bolu theii inteiest by giving them something
inteiesting as they finish theii meal, even if it is just to ieau gieetings fiom uignitaiies
oi to show a viueo.

When you aie seiving a plateu meal, limit the time foi seiving anu cleaiing to just 4S
minutes. If, foi example, the foou takes ovei an houi, anu the leaueis wait to stait the
piogiam until aftei the meal is seiveu, the people aie woin out long befoie the enu of
the piogiam. By limiting the time, the piogiam, piayei anu testimonies will not be
inteiiupteu by clanging uishes anu scuiiying waiteis. The people will be fiesh thiough
to the enu.

To shoiten the seiving time, pie-set as much foou as possible. Foi example, have the
beveiage, salau, iolls anu uesseit on the table befoie people entei. Then, seive the
entiee ten minutes aftei the blessing is saiu.

uive the cateieis the exact length of time in which you want the meal seiveu. Nake
them fit youi time scheuule. When cateiing is uone by chuich gioups, they can have the
best foou, but often the slowest. Set out expectations fai in auvance, befoie committing
to them. In a iestauiant oi hotel, they may aigue with you, but ieminu them Y00 aie
paying the bill, anu you want the meeting uone to Y00R specifications.

If seiving buffet style, make suie to have enough tables anu foou lines to get the people
thiough in twenty minutes maximum. Again, they may aigue, but if you have it agieeu
upon anu put into the contiact, it is a "uone ueal," anu they must comply.

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seive the meal to iuin youi meeting. In K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<, you can ieau about people
cieating youi woilu foi you. Bon't let othei people cieate youi woilu foi you!

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The most impoitant element affecting attenuance at youi meetings, othei than piayei,
will be if men aie not even awaie of the meetings. Piomote, piomote, piomote.
Piomotions aie necessaiy to biing the men. You must cieate a sense of uestiny, uigency
anu inteiest in the place, theme anu goals of youi meeting. Call. Text. Email. Wiite.
Encouiage anu piomote constantly

The same amount of woik goes into a meeting that has twenty people as one that has
two hunuieu people.oi two thousanu. When you aie going to invest all the woik to
make a men's meeting happen, you want to meet youi attenuance goals. Foi small
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gioups, youi goal may be to have all 8 membeis piesent. Foi ietieats, youi goal may be
to fill the Su beus at the facility. Foi events, you want to have as many men as possible
in the facility. In any gatheiing, typically only 7u peicent who commit will attenu. Bon't
cut back when you think the facility is filleu. Keep piomoting.

0se eveiy oppoitunity to piomote in the local chuich. Piint insiue the bulletin, use
flyeis, cieate scieen images anu ask that the images be on chuich scieens as people
aiiive. You may also put a table at the back of the chuich. Ask the pastoi to piomote
fiom the pulpit. Piomote with flyeis, texts, emails, anu social meuia. 0se a bieakfast oi
event to launch gioups oi classes. Piomote piomote piomote. Encouiage, encouiage,
encouiage.

Even if a meeting is fiee, '4*'+, have men sign up to attenu. The piinciple is, "You aie
committeu to what you confess." uive them eveiy oppoitunity to confess that they will
come. If you give them a t-shiit oi sell one just foi signing up, it will boost theii
iuentification with the event, theii involvement anu investment. Piepaie a viueo foi the
announcement at weekenu seivices. Cieate posteis. Keep the same images on
eveiything you cieate. Ensuie the uate anu time is on eveiything.

You may also senu a piess ielease to the local newspapei. Nany chuiches fail to notify
theii local meuia of the events going on anu lose a gieat ueal of fiee publicity. Also make
suie you senu a piess ielease to any "community calenuai" publications oi piogiams.
They will usually iun the infoimation foi fiee. Bon't be afiaiu to senu out piess ieleases
each month. Change the woiuing a little, anu keep senuing them out until you get
someone's attention!

People iesponu to fiee gifts. Although it is uifficult to get the piess to uiive to a meeting
you might have, they may iesponu if you senu them a complimentaiy copy of a book oi
flash uiive. If you use the local piess, keep youi witness with them. See the membeis of
the meuia not just as a tool, but as othei men anu women who neeu }esus Chiist!

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The success of a football coach is not ievealeu by what he knows but by what his
playeis know. Same with you. It's not what you know that will make youi ministiy
successful but what the people know fiom you that will augui success.

Assumption is life's lowest foim of knowleuge. Bon't assume anything!

Immeuiately notify team membeis of changes. Announce uetails to the iest of the gioup
as they aie finalizeu. Nake a list of piayei neeus, although not inuiviuual men's neeus,
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In the CNN offices, we say, "If it isn't in wiiting, it uoesn't exist." The ieason is that
memoiies aie faulty at best. When instiuctions aie only veibal, without the ability to
iefei to them in wiiting, the possibility of misunueistanuing is evei piesent.

Finalize piepaiations in wiiting with youi facilities cooiuinatoi, piintei, anyone you
may enlist foi youi ietieat. Keep a steauy flow of communication going out. This will
minimize any confusion people may have anu keep the meeting in the foiefiont of
people's minus. Nake it a gieat, seiious event to you so it will be a gieat, seiious
uate to them.

Email is best useu to confiim a conveisation, not to initiate oi caiiy on one. It is best
if planning meetings aie helu, phone conveisations aie hau, anu an email goes out
that confiims it, oi the shaieu uocument is upuateu with what was agieeu to.

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Let eveiyone make a contiibution to the effoit by engaging them in tasks, whethei
laige oi small. Bave two volunteeis meetings, oi meetings with volunteei captains,
at least a month in auvance anu again a week befoie the meeting.

Nake a list of all items neeueu, fiom the miciophones anu viueo piojectois, to the
lights anu offeiing buckets. Ensuie someone is assigneu to each specific uuty anu
knows what to uo when the time comes. Know wheie eveiything is, who will get
them anu when anu who will be the back up in case of emeigency.

As you "begin with the enu in minu," iemembei to plan in auvance who will take
iegistiation money to the bank, who will tuin out the lights when the event is ovei,
who will pay the bill at the facility, who will pack up the extia books anu tapes. Also
have someone uesignateu as the last to leave to inspect the facilities foi any possible
loss oi uamage. uet a signeu statement that the facilities aie in oiuei at youi
uepaituie.

Bon't expect people to peifoim to theii maximum if you have given them something
to uo that is not theii stiength. As you continue to holu meetings, iotate positions
until you finu what suits each of youi leaueis.

@25. C.#&4. G.-#372(2#70 You uo not have to make a public uisplay of appieciation in
eveiy meeting, but it is necessaiy to give people a piivate woiu of iecognition anu
giatituue. Bon't oveilook anyone. Theii goou woiks make you look goou.

K'27('27 (). $72(+ #6 (). 6'2()0 Powei is piouuceu thiough agieement. Bowevei, too
many times, theie is a compiomise given to someone else's uesiies simply to satisfy
him, when the tiuth is that he is not in agieement with the puipose of the meeting.
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Compiomise simply uilutes the powei of ministiy. Biing people into agieement with
the total vision fiist, then you will finu agieement on the uetails.

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Foi ioughly 4u yeais, Chiistian Nen's Netwoik has biought peisonal ministiy to men
thiough iegional anu citywiue "Chiistian Nen's Events." Few iegions in the 0niteu
States have been misseu.

Boluing such an event, oi taking youi men to one neaiby exposes men to new uepths of
teaching. }oining an aiea-wiue men's events affoius you the oppoitunity to ieap the
benefits of the ministiy without the buiuen of conuucting it youiself.

While eveiy Chiistian men's event vaiies, when the powei of uou is eviuent, the iesults
aie life-changing. The most impiessive aspects of a men's event aie the fieeuom anu
openness of hunuieus of men joineu togethei foi one puipose anu the poweiful altai
calls foi salvation, iepentance anu commitment.

You may also use such events as an evangelistic tool to biing moie men into the
Kinguom of uou anu into theii fellowship.

Watch the Chiistian Nen's Netwoik website foi uetails of upcoming events, anu contact
the office if you want to biing a Chiistian Nen's Event to youi city.


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ANATOMY OF A GREAT MEETING

! Timing
! Speaking anu Speakeis
! 0pening a Neeting
! Naking Youi Piesentation
! Receiving An 0ffeiing
! Embiace the Boly Spiiit
! Aftei the Lesson
! Closing the Neeting


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The following piinciples CNN teaches have been leaineu thiough yeais of ministiy
expeiience. Nost aie foi leaueis as well as foi eveiy man who paiticipates in the
ministiy piogiam, so eveiy man can contiibute. Stuuy them, leain them, anu builu on
them!

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"Timing is the essential ingieuient in success." Befoie you begin youi meeting, wiite out
the times when you want to finish each segment. Fiist, wiite the stait anu enu times you
have announceu. Next, estimate the amount of time you will neeu foi each item you
want to covei, such as opening piayei, iemaiks, going thiough the mateiials,
uiscussion, piayei iequests anu piayei.

Plan backwaius. Auu the total time allotteu foi each segment. Subtiact the total fiom
the time you have announceu you will enu the meeting. This gives you the time you
N0ST stait the fiist segment if you expect to enu piomptly.

Theie may be times when uou is moving to change men's lives anu the ministiy extenus
beyonu the time paiameteis you have announceu. Wonueiful! Asiue fiom that, youi
men neeu to know that when they come, the meeting is going to be piecise anu concise.
Bolu to it. Biscipline youiself to it.

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Stait on time. Staiting on time iewaius viitue. If you stait late, you aie uealing with a
"slack hanu." The Bible says that if you ueal with a slack hanu, you cannot piospei.
Staiting on time is an example of keeping youi woiu. Keep within the paiameteis you
have set befoie the meeting to builu cieuibility anu excellence in youi gioup. 0nly the
Boly Spiiit has the iight to change those paiameteis.

Remembei that you aie living in a woilu that iejects uiscipline. 0nly those who love anu
puisue excellence love uiscipline. Theie is a little "ueath" in all uiscipline. All uiscipline
is baseu on piefeience, not hatieu. You must leau men to piefei excellence. It is "ueath-
uealing" but must be uone. If you uiscipline youi men to piomptness, they will iesponu
to it. The latei you stait the meeting, the latei they will come. Be willing to uiscipline to
achieve excellence.

Enu on time. This honois youi men anu iespects theii time. Bismiss those who must
leave at the time you announceu the meeting woulu enu. Nany of them will have
engagements waiting anu will appieciate youi iespect foi theii valuable time. 0theis
will want to lingei foi fellowship oi auuitional ministiy. Let the men know the meetings
will be cleai, shaip, punctual. They will iesponu to it. They will want to ietuin the next
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8). ;272,(%+ 2, ;#%. 2;&#%('7( ()'7 (). ,&.'=.%0 Not all pieaching ministeis anu not all
of ministiy is pieaching. Speakeis aie impoitant vehicles foi the Loiu to use to biing
Bis Woiu. But "ministiy" is moie than just speakeis. It involves moie people than that.

We aie in a life-changing ministiy. The speakei is just the foieiunnei foi the actual
ministiy. Nake suie you uon't featuie the speakei anu foiget the ministiy. Signs,
wonueis anu miiacles aie the ministiy. The impoitant thing to ask is, "What is uou
wanting to uo in the meeting." Receive youi pattein in piayei.

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If people uon't have a ministiy oi valiu contiibution to make, they shoulu not be
speaking at youi meeting. Remembei, this is a ministiy, not a countiy club. This is not
fun anu games but life anu ueath. You can miss many of the gieat oppoitunities that
coulu have been piesent, simply because you lean into sentiment.

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Always cieate an atmospheie of expectancy. Talk about uou, not self. Tell of uou's
powei piesent to meet neeus. Tell of victoiy, not uefeat.

Stait with a positive statement of faith that has the quality of immeuiacy in it. Example:
"Tonight is going to be a gieat night because wheie the Spiiit of the Loiu is, theie is
libeity. uou is at libeity to uo Bis pleasuie in this meeting."

Nake the statement stiong but tiue. If you exaggeiate, people know it anu immeuiately
tuin you off. They witness in theii spiiit to tiuth anu ieality.

T.5.% ,('%( (). ;..(273 *2() ' 7.3'(25. ,('(.;.7(0 An apology conceining attenuance,
piepaiation oi piogiam cieates negative images in attenuees' minus. "I've nevei uone
this befoie" oi "I'm not ieally much of a public speakei" might make you feel bettei but
makes eveiyone else uncomfoitable. If you say that you uiun't know you weie going to
be theie until a few minutes befoie, it makes people wonuei about those in chaige.
Stating that you aie not suie why you aie theie is just as bau. Stait positive anu finish
stiong!

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Speak with authoiity. Authoiity comes fiom knowing Who uou is, who you aie in uou
anu what uou has piomiseu in Bis Woiu foi the meeting. When you aie secuie in youi
minu anu heait about what uou wants fiom the meeting, how it is to be conuucteu,
what is the outline, then you can speak with the authoiity of "knowing."

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Elocution, uiction, vocabulaiy aie vital in communication. Sloppy, lazy speech
patteins aie boiing anu banal to the listenei. It may take woik, but it's woith it to
wiite out youi opening, intiouuctions oi whatevei you will neeu to say. Leain them.
Nemoiize them. Then au-lib when you actually speak.

Some of the most successful men's meetings aie leu by men who take the time to go
ovei woius that aie new to them in the cuiiiculum. The men know they aie
impioving theii minus, as well as theii spiiits, which helps them in theii caieeis,
peisonal piesentation anu piomotions. This becomes an auueu incentive to attenu
the meetings each weekthe men know when they miss, the othei men will use
woius on them they uon't know!

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Fiist impiessions aie lasting. Shineu shoes, piesseu pants anu cooiuinateu clothes
aie an inuication of caiefulness anu thoughtfulness.

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If you'll speak to the people in the back of the ioom, you'll have the attention of
eveiyone in fiont of them as well. Nevei speak to just the fiont seat, oi you will lose
the back half of youi auuience.

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An offeiing anu an altai call aie synonymous. Both aie asking foi a commitment. Always
be piepaieu foi an offeiing. Be suie to have envelopes available, when possible. We
"ieceive" an offeiing. We uon't "take" an offeiing because we aie only ieceiving it foi
the woik of the Loiu. If you aie in a meeting wheie an offeiing is necessaiy, even if you
have nevei ieceiveu an offeiing befoie, heie aie some guiuelines:
1. Always know what the offeiing is foi befoie ieceiving it.
2. 0ffeiings aie sacieu anu shoulu be iegaiueu as such. Theiefoie, they shoulu
nevei be belittleu by humoi oi uegiaueu by gieeu.
S. The Woiu of uou is the souice of faith in giving so it shoulu always be employeu
in ieceiving the offeiing.
4. Piayei is vital foi both the peison who ieceives the offeiing anu the peison who
is giving to the Loiu.
S. uiving an offeiing is an expiession of faith. The peison ieceiving the offeiing
shoulu always uo so in a positive mannei.
6. Nake the piesentation simple but cleai. What people uo not unueistanu, they uo
not coopeiate with easily.
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7. People iesponu to neeu. Chiist came to meet neeus. Let them know what the
neeu is, anu then ask them to meet it. Nevei be embaiiasseu about asking people
to meet the neeu. It is the Loiu's pattein. Be instituteu it; theiefoie, it is a gloiy,
not an embaiiassment.
8. The Boly Spiiit is always at woik in people's lives. When ieceiving an offeiing,
always ueteimine piayeifully what it is the Spiiit of the Loiu wants to uo in the
people's lives anu piesent it as you aie leu.
9. uive the Spiiit time to woik in the lives of those who aie to give. Bon't giieve the
Spiiit with haste.
1u. Always give uou gloiy foi what Be uoes.

Ask youi usheis to look at eveiy man as he gives. A smile to each man who gives is a
giacious way of saying "Thank you."

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Any manifestation of the Spiiit of uou must euify, exalt anu elevate. Bon't be aveise to
letting men shaie the signs, wonueis anu miiacles that uou has uone in theii lives, but
make suie it is of the Spiiit anu not of the flesh. When it is of the Spiiit, it euifies, exalts
oi elevates.

The Woiu says to juuge the spiiits. When someone speaks, theie is a "witness" in the
spiiits of otheis thiough the Spiiit of the Loiu as to whethei oi not it is of uou. If you
aie conuucting the meeting anu someone speaks up in a way that is not of uou, you aie
iequiieu by the Loiu eithei to give an explanation, to give coiiection to the inuiviuual
oi, in some way, to make suie the men unueistanu the uiffeience between what is of
uou anu what is of the flesh.

You uiscipline to the level of the anointing of the Boly Spiiit in youi life. Teach youi men
the ieveiential awe anu feai of the Loiu, anu uiscipline them to the anointing of the
Boly Spiiit. Some men may not unueistanu, but they aie not in leaueiship.

Bi. Cole stateu of his own conseciation, "0theis mayI cannot." As a leauei, you must
uiscipline youiself to the anointing uou has placeu on you.

The anointing bieaks the yoke. Biffeient men have uiffeient anointings foi uiffeient
ministiies. Recognize the vaiious offices, functions, gifts anu ministiies fiom the
Sciiptuie.

Any testimony fiom men shoulu always euify, exalt oi elevate. Bon't catei to the flesh of
anyone. Avoiu the munuane, iepetitious oi banal. Let Chiist be the Loiu in youi
meetings.


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The ministiy is not just the speakei oi the mateiials. These aie just pait of the total
ministiy foi youi gioup foi a paiticulai uay. When the piogiammeu speaking is ovei,
you may choose to entei into ministiy with piayei, an altai call, an auuitional statement
that you feel the Loiu has given you foi the men oi a vaiiety of othei things. Sometimes,
you can simply paii off men into piayei paitneis anu let them finish by ministeiing to
each othei.

Remembei one thing, howevei. You aie stepping into an anointing when you stanu up
to speak. Anu stepping into it, it is veiy easy to go way too fai. The ministiy is what is
impoitant. When you come to the enu of the message, let theie be ministiy, not moie
speaking that can weai out the people. GX:E:8 (). (.;&('(2#7 (# %.[(.'-) *)'( *', _$,(
('$3)(/

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People in the theatie say, "Always leave them asking foi moie."

Biblically speaking, the piinciple is that theie aie only two things you evei uo in life:
entei anu leave. If men leave on a note of conuemnation oi iesentment, they will be
ieluctant to want to entei again. Let men leave with a positive note so when they think
about enteiing again, they will think about it with waimth insteau of coluness.

Always piomote the next meeting oi stait of classes oi outieach, making it cleai what
you want them to uo next. Eveiy gatheiing shoulu leau to anothei of some kinu.

Finish as succinctly as you began, fully piepaieu anu not piolonging the close. When the
meeting is ovei, the men might want to stanu aiounu anu talk foi an houi to shaie the
blessings of the Loiu. uieat. But uon't make that houi a pait of the meeting.

Senu the men away filleu but uesiiing moie. CL0SE BEF0RE TBE NEETINu ENBS.






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BUILDING YOUR MENS GROUP: ADMINISTRATION &
FINANCES


! Invest to Inciease
! Coie uioup
! Calenuai
! Put Books in 0iuei
! Put Classes in 0iuei
! Who Can Facilitate a uioup.
! Tiacking anu Follow 0p
! Neiit Awaius
! Finances
! Foims:
}ouinal Pages
"Ny Biotheis Keepei" Piayei Foims
Attenuance Rostei



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Novements aie uiiven by faithful paiticipants. As you ieau thiough the steps of
oiganizing youi classes anu the finances of the ministiy, iemembei that you aie uealing
with what is sacieu to uou. These aie not meie auministiative tasks, but the hanuling of
piecious ielationships. Nuch of what can be consiueieu teuious auministiative uetails
aie actually the veiy acts that help to ueteimine if a man will engage anu fully embiace
the teachings of Chiistlike manhoou. These tasks aie a seivice to uou, not just a lettei
folueu oi a telephone call maue.

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The men of youi gioup will coheie anu become a stanuing "membeiship," eithei by a
membeiship piogiam you implement oi simply as a fact. We encouiage you to establish
some foim of "membeiship" anu seal theii commitment by utilizing vaiious iesouices.
Cieating lapel pins, t-shiits anu caps auus to the camaiaueiie of youi men anu
encouiages the commitment that makes foi a gieat men's ministiy.

The Biblical pattein foi success is a foui-pait piocess:
Iuentification
Involvement
Investment
Inciease

When a man takes the initial step by becoming IBENTIFIEB with youi men's movement,
he must be leu thiough the seiies of steps befoie he will yielu an inciease peisonally oi
to the gioup.

Aftei making iuentification by attenuing a meeting, he neeus to be encouiageu to
become INv0LvEB with the ministiy. This can be as simple as taking a flyei foi the next
event, camp oi new class anu giving it to someone at woik.

Then he neeus to make a ieal INvESTNENT, eithei by giving in the offeiing oi by
volunteeiing his time, oi both. Eveiy man must invest in oiuei to ieap the full
INCREASE that uou has foi him.

Nake the effoit to biing eveiy man in youi ministiy thiough these steps to see an
inciease in his life anu in the life of youi gioup.

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Stait tiaining the men by staiting with youi coie gioup. ueneially, the pastoi will take a
coie gioup thiough K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<0 Iueally this gioup is small, not less than S, anu
not moie than 12 to 14 men. These aie the men who will uo the actual woik.

When ueveloping youi coie, you can stait with as few as S men, anu many pastois uo.
Theie is a benefit in having 8 tiaineu men as quickly as possible. Eight tiaineu men
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allows foi classes to be taught on the fiist 4 coie books by teams of 2 without placing a
buiuen on any one man.

Foi veiy laige chuiches, the pastoi has taught as many as 1uu men, in oiuei to get as
many men into leaueiship as possible, to have a maximum numbei of small gioups. This
iequiies a gieat ueal of auministiation, but illustiates how flexible the system is.

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The calenuai is youi most impoitant tool in oiganizing youi classes, gioups, camps anu
special events. Plan fai in auvance to ensuie the timing woiks, anu you uon't enu up
miuway thiough a class having a holiuay oi majoi event that uisiupts the classes. The
laigei the chuich, the haiuei it is to avoiu conflicts. The smallei the chuich, the easiei it
is to set the couise without conflicts. Plan to allow the optimum time anu gieatest
potential

Scheuule youi classes, then scheuule the leaueis foi those classes at the exact same
time. Cleaiing the calenuais of youi leaueis anu potential leaueis. Paii up leaueiship
canuiuates with expeiienceu leaueis, so you aie in a constant state of uevelopment.

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Nost men's gioups stait with the classic K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<0 Review the 0utcomes foi
each book, foi two ieasons.

Fiist, you will want to ensuie youi gioup facilitatois know the basic outcome of that
couise of stuuy. Theie is a lot to leain fiom each book, so keeping a simple focus helps
uiiect the men towaiu the main points. This also allows the leaueis oi pastoi to ieview
how well the men aie assimilating the mateiials. In oiuei to help the men leain, uiive
the points home, anu intiouuce the entiie chuich to the piinciples, consiuei auuing
what is being taught to the men to weekenu messages, special events, anu by inviting
special speakeis.



Seconu, you want to ensuie the books aie meeting any specific neeus of youi men.
Buiing iough economic times, you will want to stait the T.5.% U$2( class soonei. If
many men aie stiuggling, peihaps uue to national calamity, stait a :(%#73 K.7 27 8#$3)
82;., class soonei. If men aie stiuggling in theii maiiiages, use K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<
then 9#;;$72-'(2#7F :.L N K#7.+, anu possibly go to 8). V72W$. ?#;'7 soon aftei.

Foi men who have not hau fatheis, use 9#$%'3. veiy soon, so they can be leu to foigive
theii fatheis. Nost men cannot be goou fatheis until they have foigiven theiis. The
entiie salvation message is to be foigiven, as we foigive otheis. Foigiveness is the key
to Chiistian giown. This book is iueal foi piisons anu young peoples' homes if you aie
uoing outieach.

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The stanuaiu class sequence staits with the fiist 12 weeks. Two men fiom the coie
gioup facilitate the fiist class of K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<. While two aie leauing one gioup,
on anothei night, the entiie coie gioup can stuuy 9#;;$72-'(2#7 :.L N K#7.+. This
means that two men aie engageu in classes twice pei week, foi 12 weeks only.

Buiing the seconu 12 weeks, the fiist class moves on to 9#;;$72-'(2#7F :.L N K#7.+0
Two membeis of the coie gioup facilitate that gioup's book while the entiie coie gioup
stuuies 9#$%'3.. Again, the two men who aie facilitating will be engageu in classes
twice pei week, foi 12 weeks only.

To quickly engage all the men of the chuich, a new K'L2;2M.< K'7)##< gioup can stait
immeuiately uuiing the seconu 12 weeks. Foi small chuiches, speeu the uevelopment of
new leaueis by tapping two men fiom the fiist class to leau the next class themselves
uuiing the seconu 12 weeks. Foi laige chuiches with a matuie coie gioup, speeu the
entiie coie in a one-yeai intensive anu set them loose to facilitate the entiie chuich.

In the thiiu 12 weeks, two men facilitate the book 9#$%'3.. The coie gioup can stuuy
:(%#73 K.7 27 8#$3) 82;.,0 In the fouith 12 weeks, two men can facilitate :(%#73 K.7 27
8#$3) 82;.,. The coie gioup can stuuy the next elective books chosen.

Rotate the gioup facilitatois anu continually woik to uevelop leaueis fiom the men who
aie taking the classes. It often woiks out that a couple of men enjoy leauing one book
bettei than anothei book, anu they become the peimanent facilitatois of that class.

To qualify youi coie gioup fastei, you coulu put them all on a one-yeai plan anu have
youi fiist commissioning foi them at the enu of that yeai. :.. (). -)'%(,0 G.'< ;#%. 27
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Stuuies show that it takes ioughly thiee yeais to make a fiist-stage uisciple. The
following is a S-yeai calenuai foi S classes oi gioups. Class #1 staits aftei the Coie
uioup completes the fiist book, so a Coie uioup membei can facilitate it. 0thei Coie
uioup membeis, oi even membeis of Class 1 can facilitate Classes 2 anu S. Without
bieaks, a class can complete the nine books iequiieu foi Commissioning in just ovei
two yeais (last classes aie uesignateu by unueiline). When neeueu, classes finish fastei
if leaueis uouble some lessons. This scheuule shows the Coie uioup anu classes
continuing to stuuy elective books aftei Commissioning.


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This is D B=?99\E9D? <D895:D? R7? B=?99 <8DFF9F 7? @?7>OF. This is just a scheuule to
ignite youi cieativity anu shoulu be mouifieu to fit youi cultuie, meet youi men's neeus,
anu ieach youi goals.


YEAR ONE YEAR TWO YEAR TWO
WEEK GROUP NUMBER GROUP NUMBER GROUP NUMBER
CORE 1 2 3 CORE 1 2 3 CORE 1 2 3
1 MAXMAN - - - POP SMITT COUR CSM TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT
2 MAXMAN - - - POP SMITT COUR CSM TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT
3 MAXMAN - - - POP SMITT COUR CSM TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT
4 MAXMAN - - - POP SMITT COUR CSM TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT
5 MAXMAN - - - POP SMITT COUR CSM DARING SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN
6 MAXMAN - - - POP SMITT COUR CSM DARING SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN
7 MAXMAN - - - POP SMITT COUR CSM DARING SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN
8 MAXMAN - - - POP SMITT COUR CSM DARING SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN
9 MAXMAN - - - N QUIT POP SMITT COUR DARING SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN
10 MAXMAN - - - N QUIT POP SMITT COUR DARING SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN
11 MAXMAN - - - N QUIT POP SMITT COUR DARING TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN
12 MAXMAN - - - N QUIT POP SMITT COUR DARING TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN
13 CSM MAXMAN - - N QUIT POP SMITT COUR DARING TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN
14 CSM MAXMAN - - N QUIT POP SMITT COUR DARING TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN
15 CSM MAXMAN - - N QUIT POP SMITT COUR DARING TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN
16 CSM MAXMAN - - N QUIT POP SMITT COUR DARING TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN
17 CSM MAXMAN - - N QUIT POP SMITT COUR IRRHUS DARING SEX INT UWOMAN
18 CSM MAXMAN - - N QUIT POP SMITT COUR IRRHUS DARING SEX INT UWOMAN
19 CSM MAXMAN - - N QUIT POP SMITT COUR IRRHUS DARING SEX INT UWOMAN
20 CSM MAXMAN - - N QUIT POP SMITT COUR IRRHUS DARING SEX INT UWOMAN
21 CSM MAXMAN - - REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT IRRHUS DARING SEX INT UWOMAN
22 CSM MAXMAN - - REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT IRRHUS DARING SEX INT UWOMAN
23 CSM MAXMAN - - REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT IRRHUS DARING TREAS UWOMAN
24 CSM MAXMAN - - REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT IRRHUS DARING TREAS UWOMAN
25 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT IRRHUS DARING TREAS UWOMAN
26 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT IRRHUS DARING TREAS UWOMAN
27 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT IRRHUS DARING TREAS UWOMAN
28 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT IRRHUS DARING TREAS UWOMAN
29 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING SEX INT
30 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING SEX INT
31 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING SEX INT
32 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING SEX INT
33 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT POP ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING SEX INT
34 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT POP ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING SEX INT
35 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT POP ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING TREAS
36 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT POP ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING TREAS
37 SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT POP ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING TREAS
38 SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT POP ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING TREAS
39 SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT POP ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING TREAS
40 SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT POP ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING TREAS
41 SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT POP MAXMAN ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING
42 SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT POP MAXMAN ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING
43 SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT POP MAXMAN ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING
44 SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT POP MAXMAN ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING
45 SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT MAXMAN ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING
46 SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT MAXMAN ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING
47 SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT MAXMAN ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING
48 SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT MAXMAN ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING
49 POP SMITT COUR CSM SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT MAXMAN ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING
50 POP SMITT COUR CSM SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT MAXMAN ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING
51 POP SMITT COUR CSM TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT MAXMAN ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING
52 POP SMITT COUR CSM TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN NQUIT MAXMAN ABS ANS IRRHUS DARING

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See the following example of a B=?99\E9D? <D895:D? R7? @?7>OF B=DB <7;O89B9 B=?99
L77cF O9? E9D? A4B= L?9DcF" The summei bieak coulu be foi the shoitei T.5.% U$2( oi
8%.',$%. books. 0i, you coulu uo a "Supei uioup" by uoubling lessons. 0i, utilize the
bieak foi leaueiship uevelopment oi outieach. 8)2, 2, _$,( ' ,-).<$4. (# 2372(. +#$%
-%.'(252(+ '7< ,)#$4< >. ;#<262.< (# 62( +#$% -$4($%.F ;..( +#$% ;.7D, 7..<,F '7< %.'-)
+#$% 3#'4,.

YEAR ONE YEAR TWO YEAR TWO
WEEK GROUP NUMBER GROUP NUMBER GROUP NUMBER
CORE 1 2 3 CORE 1 2 - 3 4 - MORE CORE 1 2 - 3 4 -
MORE
1 MAXMAN - - - SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT
2 MAXMAN - - - SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT
3 MAXMAN - - - SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT
4 MAXMAN - - - SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT
5 MAXMAN - - - SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT
6 MAXMAN - - - SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT
7 MAXMAN - - - SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT
8 MAXMAN - - - SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT
9 MAXMAN - - - SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT
10 MAXMAN - - - SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT
11 MAXMAN - - - SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT
12 MAXMAN - - - SMITT COUR CSM MAXMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP SMITT
13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 CSM MAXMAN - - POP SMITT COUR CSM UWOMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP
16 CSM MAXMAN - - POP SMITT COUR CSM UWOMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP
17 CSM MAXMAN - - POP SMITT COUR CSM UWOMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP
18 CSM MAXMAN - - POP SMITT COUR CSM UWOMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP
19 CSM MAXMAN - - POP SMITT COUR CSM UWOMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP
20 CSM MAXMAN - - POP SMITT COUR CSM UWOMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP
21 CSM MAXMAN - - POP SMITT COUR CSM UWOMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP
22 CSM MAXMAN - - POP SMITT COUR CSM UWOMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP
23 CSM MAXMAN - - POP SMITT COUR CSM UWOMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP
24 CSM MAXMAN - - POP SMITT COUR CSM UWOMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP
25 CSM MAXMAN - - POP SMITT COUR CSM UWOMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP
26 CSM MAXMAN - - POP SMITT COUR CSM UWOMAN REALMAN N QUIT POP
27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
28 - - - - - - - - - - - -
29
ALL-CHURCH OUTREACH
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
"SUPER GROUPS" FOR SIX WEEKS
OTHER
ALL-CHURCH OUTREACH
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
"SUPER GROUPS" FOR SIX WEEKS
OTHER
ALL-CHURCH OUTREACH
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
"SUPER GROUPS" FOR SIX WEEKS
OTHER
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
38 - - - - - - - - - - - -
39 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN N QUIT POP SMITT COUR SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN N
QUIT
40 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN N QUIT POP SMITT COUR SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN N
QUIT
41 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN N QUIT POP SMITT COUR SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN N
QUIT
42 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN N QUIT POP SMITT COUR SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN N
QUIT
43 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN N QUIT POP SMITT COUR SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN N
QUIT
44 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN N QUIT POP SMITT COUR SEX INT UWOMAN REALMAN N
QUIT
45 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN N QUIT POP SMITT COUR TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN N
QUIT
46 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN N QUIT POP SMITT COUR TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN N
QUIT
47 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN N QUIT POP SMITT COUR TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN N
QUIT
48 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN N QUIT POP SMITT COUR TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN N
QUIT
49 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN N QUIT POP SMITT COUR TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN N
QUIT
50 COUR CSM MAXMAN MAXMAN N QUIT POP SMITT COUR TREAS UWOMAN REALMAN N
QUIT
51 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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52 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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7? ;7?9 89FF75F O9? A99c" This one staits in Septembei, takes a few holiuay bieaks
but continues all summei. Each week, the gioup goes ovei two oi thiee lessons to finish
within a yeai. 8)2, 2, _$,( ' ,-).<$4. (# 2372(. +#$% -%.'(252(+ '7< ,)#$4< >. ;#<262.< (# 62(
+#$% -$4($%.F ;..( +#$% ;.7D, 7..<,F '7< %.'-) +#$% 3#'4,.

WEEK BOOK
1 MAXMAN
2 MAXMAN
3 MAXMAN
4 MAXMAN
5 MAXMAN
6 MAXMAN
7 SEX INT
8 SEX INT
9 SEX INT
10 Thanksgiving
11 COURAGE
12 COURAGE
13 Christmas
14 Christmas
15 Christmas
16 COURAGE
17 COURAGE
18 COURAGE
19 COURAGE
20 CSM
21 CSM
22 CSM
23 CSM
24 CSM
25 CSM
26 Spring Break
27 SMITT
28 SMITT
29 SMITT
30 SMITT
31 SMITT
32 SMITT
33 REAL MAN
34 REAL MAN
35 REAL MAN
36 REAL MAN
37 REAL MAN
38 REAL MAN
39 POP
40 POP
41 POP
42 POP
43 POP
44 POP
45 U WOMAN
46 U WOMAN
47 U WOMAN
48 NQUIT/TREAS
49 NQUIT/TREAS
50 NQUIT/TREAS
51 NQUIT/TREAS
52 NQUIT/TREAS
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The Woiu uoes the woik! The iole of the gioup leauei is simply to facilitate the
meetings in oiuei to allow uiscipleship to occui. Nateiials uo not have to be "taught." In
its simplest foim, Najoiing In Nen

is an "open-anu-point" system. Requiie the men to


uo theii ieauing, then uiscuss what they uiscoveieu anu how they applieu it. The basic
equation always comes uown to this: Two men + two books + two woikbooks = men's
movement.

"Peisonnel is always the pioblem; peisonnel is always the solution."

We leain fiom 2 Timothy 2:2 to give leaueiship positions to "faithful" men who uou will
make "able." The fiuits of faithfulness aie a man who has pioveu that he acts on the
mateiials stuuieu, has a goou maiiiage if maiiieu anu is woiking on being a goou fathei
if he has chiluien. Be must be a man who is iegulaily employeu, is a faithful tithei to the
chuich, anu has a goou ieputation in the chuich anu community.

Pioviue youi leaueis with common sense aius anu helps. Foi example, no men's leauei
neeus to counsel a membei's wife, oi even uiscuss the men's piogiam with anothei
man's wife. If an email, text oi call comes fiom one of the men's wives, facilitatois neeu
to know wheie to senu it, usually stiaight to the men's ministei, women's ministei oi
pastoi, anu piobably without even ieauing it. It is natuial foi wives to be exciteu anu
want to shaie theii enthusiasm. But if they aie tiying to give auvice oi ciiticize theii
husbanus, it can coloi the leauei's peiception anu hinuei the Loiu's woik in the gioup.

Neet with youi leaueis iegulaily anu allow them to ask questions. This will help you
leain the paiticulai neeus of youi gioup, as well as assess the level of stiength anu
piogiess of each leauei. 0ne pastoi who planteu hunuieus of chuiches in many cultuies
was askeu how he tiaineu his leaueis. Be saiu, "We senu them out, anu when they come
back with questions, those questions foim the basis of oui tiaining foi that cultuie."

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The auministiatoi foi youi men's ministiy will neeu to cieate a uatabase of men, theii
contact infoimation, anu which class they have completeu, oi which small gioup they
attenu. ^:.. R((.7<'7-. G#,(.% '( .7< #6 ,.-(2#70`

Also tiack youi facilitatois, as to who has leu which class anu how often. Watch that no
one man is leauing too many classes oi so often that it is a buiuen on his time oi his
family. Anu, tiack the mateiials coveieu so you aie ceitain eveiy gioup is piogiessing
systematically.

When you have a goou system of tiacking the men, it makes follow up much easiei.
Each leauei oi class facilitatoi shoulu be iesponsible foi following up with his own
gioup. Each membei of the coie team, oi the leauei of the men's ministiy, shoulu follow
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up with the leaueis oi class facilitatois. In auuition, theie shoulu be a system in place
wheie each man in the classes ieceives peisonal communication at least once oi twice
pei yeai fiom a top-tiei leauei.

Pastois will neeu to be incluueu in the system, so the pastoi can follow up with leaueis,
as well as inuiviuual men. The pastoi's secietaiy can make some of the contact, but
nothing is bettei than a pastoi's call oi note. The closest thing a man will get to
ieceiving a love lettei, apait fiom anything fiom his wife, is to ieceive the iespect anu
affiimation of his heio, his pastoi.

C)#7. 9'44,0 Even in the electionic age, nothing takes the place of a telephone call. When
placing a call, iemembei to link youi call to the man with the chuich oi the main
leaueiship gioup. Tell them you aie calling on behalf of the leauei, pastoi, men's leauei
oi similai authoiity, at least one iung up.

K'24.< T#(.,0 Leain to wiite a postcaiu, "Piayeu foi you touay," oi a note that
encouiages, oi just gives a touch. Be suie you uo 7#( mention specifics that occuiieu in
the piivacy of the meeting.

X;'24, #% (.L(,0 Email blasts can be useu to convey infoimation when kept shoit. Nevei
counsel oi complain via electionic communication. Emails can go aiounu the woilu in
seconus. 0se peisonal emails when you want to give a shoit message oi invitation
peisonally, but use phone calls foi conveisations.

:#-2'4 K.<2'0 Bunuieus of men's gioups use Facebook, Twittei, uoogle uioups anu
othei means of communication. Finu someone in youi gioup who will maintain it. You
may connect youi Facebook page with the main Chiistian Nen's Netwoik page to get
timely infoimation, as well as inspiiation.

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Ceitificates oi commissioning ceiemonies aie to be given when men ieach
milestones in Najoiing In Nen

. When possible, pioviue iecognition aftei each


book is completeu, oi at least at the enu of the fiist foui coie books. At the enu of
nine books, the man is able to be commissioneu. G.'< ;#%. 27 9#;;2,,2#72730

Ceitificates oi awaius shoulu be given with both men anu women piesent,
piefeiably in fiont of the entiie chuich Allow the men to be openly congiatulateu
anu ieceive uue iespect foi completing what they staiteu. Allow the iest of the
chuich to see men being honoieu.

Bonoiing the men helps the entiie chuich iespect men who exhibit tiue manhoou.
Bonoiing the men causes men who aie not involveu to want to become involveu.
Bonoiing the men causes the men to want to continue, anu is a iewaiu foi the
many houis they have put into theii stuuies. Bonoiing the men publicly also helps
builu iespect within the home. Public iecognition allows the wife to expiess hei
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appieciation anu enthusiasm openly, anu piivately to congiatulate hei husbanu oi
give him a memoiable gift.
Bonoiing the men in a public foium allows chiluien to see theii fatheis as heioes.
Nost impoitantly, it gives boys an image to which to aspiie anu plants the uesiie to
achieve what they have seen. They will look foiwaiu to ieaching the age youi
ministiy allows boys to stuuy the mateiials.

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When uou wants to biing a ievelation into the woilu, Be pioviues men, ministiies anu
money. Noney is impoitant to eveiy ministiy on eaith. Faith is the meuium of heaven,
anu money is the meuium of eaith. Noney is not immoial, but what we uo with it can be
immoial. It is moial to use money to builu uou's ministiy.

A ministiy on eaith must be built on faith as well as funus. Funus come fiom fiienus.
Funuing foi the ministiy is always baseu on ielationship. Nen tiauitionally have
pioviueu as much as 9u% of the iesouices foi the local chuich. }esus taught us that
wheie oui money is, oui heaits will be also. When men aie encouiageu to give to the
ministiy of the Loiu, it causes them to become umbilically attacheu fiom the heait to
the life of the chuich.

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Eveiy man is taught in Najoiing In Nen

to tithe. Tithing must be ieinfoiceu by the


leaueis. Eveiy man is encouiageu in Najoiing In Nen

to be geneious with his time,


talent anu money foi the local congiegation.

As funus come in, builu a wai chest to use foi men's events oi outieaches. The
Najoiing In Nen

ministiy can be conuucteu without any cost to the chuich. When


mateiials aie puichaseu at a uiscount, they can be solu to the men foi the ietail
piice. This comes to less than 0S $1u pei month foi most men.

Some chuiches have chaigeu $4uu foi a S-yeai piogiam, incluuing commissioning.
The men make the commitment anu pay this monthly, which fuithei stiengthens
theii commitment to the piogiam.

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The finances that builu up fiom the men's ministiy can be useu foi ietieats, to holu
a special event, oi to funu a special speakei coming in.

Nen neeu moie than fellowship. Consiuei using the funus foi a special outieach,
eithei to ieach moie men oi to puichase the mateiials neeueu foi a community
pioject.

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The most vibiant men's movements aie able to help suppoit the neeus of otheis.
The men can all give an extia offeiing within theii gioups to suppoit a local
outieach. 0i, they can pay theii own way to go on a missions outieach.
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Nen all ovei the woilu benefit fiom Najoiing In Nen

. You coulu invest in othei


men. Nany uo not have a leauei oi the means to ieceive ministiy, apait fiom
existing men's gioups joining them to stait the woik.

The ministiy to men functions as the same life-giving oiganism wheievei it is
planteu in the woilu, in any cultuie, with any gioup of men. "We all put oui pants on
one leg at a time," saiu Euwin Louis Cole. In his extensive woilu tiavel, he founu that
men aie men, wheievei they aie in the woilu.

The time-pioven mateiials Bi. Cole left us still piouuce the same iesults in men's
lives touay. 0sing the mateiials, employing the methous that woik in the cultuie,
expeiienceu men's leaueis can builu a men's movement of any size in any chuich oi
nation. Piayeifully consiuei an investment in men outsiue youi own aiea!

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The following sheets aie foi youi convenience anu help in shaping youi men's gioups,
camps anu classes. C4.',. ;'=. '44 (). -#&2., +#$ *2,)0

The attenuance iostei is simply foi youi help in auministiation.

The piayei neeus anu jouinal pages may be uistiibuteu weekly. 0i, you may make a
stack available in each class. Some gioups have cieateu a small binuei the men caiiy
with theii book anu woikbook. }ust make this fit youi cultuie. Resist the temptation to
cieate woik foi youi leaueiship team oi foi youi men.

The jouinal pages follow the methou uiscusseu in weekenu men's camps ("Patteins foi
Ninistiy" section). It is the "S0AP" methou - Sciiptuie, 0bseivation, Application,
Piayei. You may teach this, oi simply mouify this foim to fit what you've taught youi
men. This also incluues a place foi men to iecoiu sciiptuies they aie memoiizing.

The piayei neeus foim, "Ny Biotheis Keepei," is a simple tool to foige a ueep sense of
fellowship between the men. They aie moie focuseu in the meeting as they wiite uown
neeus. They aie encouiageu to piay foi each othei between meetings. The piinciple is
that you become intimate with the one "(# whom you piay, 6#% whom you piay, *2()
whom you piay."


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COMMISSIONING MEN TO BE MINISTERS TO MEN


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! Commissioning Requiiements
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! Swoius
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! The Bonoi of Commissioneu Nen
! 0thei Kinus of Commissioning
! Commissioning Foims
! Commissioning "With Bonois" Essay Questions
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Application to Receive a Commission
Pastoial Refeiial Foim
"Commissioneu With Bonois" Essay Questions


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woiks with anu suppoits the local chuich. Chiistian Nen's Netwoik
caiiies out its uou-given manuate to ieach men aiounu the woilu by entiusting the
message of Chiistlike manhoou to faithful men who aie commissioneu to teach othei
men. Commissioning men is conuucteu unuei the auspices of the local chuich. All
commissioneu men aie expecteu to continue to ieach men with the message of
Chiistlike Nanhoou.

Commissioning signifies that a man has paiu the piice of tiaining anu saciifice by
completing the iequiieu Najoiing In Nen

cuiiiculum, achieving the stanuaius of a


faithful man, anu has been appioveu by his family anu pastoi to ieceive this highest
honoi.

The uuiation of stuuy is geneially between two anu foui yeais. Engaging the mateiial is
not an easy task, noi shoulu it be tiuncateu oi compiesseu, without allowing the time
necessaiy to uo moie than ieau books anu fill in answeis. The goal is foi uou's tiuths to
satuiate the heait, followeu by coiiesponuing actions, anu iesults in visible fiuit in the
life of the man.

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Nen aie iequiieu to complete the foui coie book plus any five auuitional Najoiing In
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books, in any oiuei. The foui coie books aie K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<F 9#$%'3.F
9#;;$72-'(2#7F :.L N K#7.+F :(%#73 K.7 27 8#$3) 82;.,0 The final tests must be
completeu fiom each woikbook.

To be commissioneu, a man must be pioven to be faithful:
! to uou
! to his family
! to his leaueiship
! to his employei, authoiity, clients oi customeis
! to his local chuich
! to tithe
! to paiticipate in outieaches

Nen uesiiing to be commissioneu submit an application affiimeu by a wife, if maiiieu,
oi anothei man oi mentoi, if not maiiieu, plus a iecommenuation fiom his pastoi.

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"I believe uou has calleu me to speak with a piophetic voice to the men of this
geneiation. Be has commissioneu me with a ministiy 'majoiing in men,' to
biing men to an iuentification with Chiist anu impiess them with the ieality
that 'manhoou anu Chiistlikeness aie synonymous.'"
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Plan a special seivice, oi a uate uuiing a iegulai chuich seivice, to holu the
commissioning anu announce the uate well in auvance. Nost men will take fiom two to
foui yeais to complete the classwoik as well as take pait in ministiy outieaches.

It is helpful to uistiibute a list of iequiiements anu tell the men fai in auvance when the
commissioning ceiemony will be helu. This helps to ensuie that you will have the most
men possible commissioneu at each ceiemony.

Some chuiches have oiientation meetings once oi twice pei yeai that spell out exactly
what is iequiieu foi a man to ieceive a commission. Wives coulu be incluueu in this, to
help them unueistanu the level of commitment iequiieu.

Nany gioups uistiibute an "Intent to Puisue a Commission" that has the iequiiements
listeu, anu asks foi the men to wiite biiefly why they wish to be commissioneu. This is
then signeu by the men anu tuineu in. Youi leaueis will be able to assess the level of
each man's matuiity anu commitment by what he has wiitten.

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Requiie the men to complete the Final Exam in the back of eveiy woikbook. Nen
who have masteieu the mateiial shoulu have no pioblem in completing it. To check
the exams, an answei key is available online at the Chiistian Nen's Netwoik
website. The pastoi oi local leaueis ieview the exams then ietuin them to the men.

Foi most men, completing a book anu a final exam is a bauge of honoi. Allow them
to feel gieat about theii accomplishment. At a baby ueuication in one chuich, a man
walkeu up with seveial pieces of papei in his hanu. The pastoi neivously askeu if
the man hau something he wanteu to say. The young fathei saiu, "Yes, I just want to
say that I'm going to iaise this baby iight, anu heie's my final exam that pioves it!"

Be suie to collect anu ieview the exams as you go thiough the classes. You can
empowei someone to compaie them to the answei keys. By having this uone in
small inciements ovei the months of stuuy will eliminate any last-minute piessuies
to ensuie the men can be commissioneu.

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Bistiibute anu collect applications foi commissioning at any time uuiing the
piocess. Again, waiting until the last minute to ieceive all the applications will cause
unuo stiess, iight when you aie planning the commissioning ceiemony. Appoint a
team of tiusteu men to ieview the applications to uistiibute the woik away fiom
you.

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Applications must be affiimeu by the canuiuate's wife, if maiiieu. If not maiiieu, the
application must be affiimeu by a mentoi, sponsoi oi fiienu who is able to attest to
the chaiactei of the man. In auuition to the application, men must have a pastoial
iefeiial stating the pastoi's appioval foi his commissioning. The pastoi shoulu be
awaie if the man is a membei in goou stanuing of the local chuich, a faithful tithei,
anu if he paiticipates in ministiy outieaches.

Each application shoulu iequiie a fee that coveis youi cost of the swoiu. When you
stait fai enough in auvance, men can pay this fee monthly iathei than at one time.

A month befoie the ceiemony, go thiough all the applications anu ensuie the
application is complete, anu the fee is paiu. Ensuie the final exams have been
ieceiveu foi all except the last book, anu with the iecommenuations fiom the pastoi
anu spouse oi fiienu. Befoie the ceiemony, be suie you have collecteu all the final
exams foi the final books stuuieu.

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Being commissioneu aftei months anu yeais of stuuy anu piactice is a highlight foi men.
It is a iaiity in most men's lives to walk acioss a stage anu ieceive an awaiu. But even
foi men who aie accustomeu to honois, commissioning is a special one because the
mateiials challenge a man on the ueepest levels of his life. The fiist man to be
commissioneu in the nation of Peiu was the oluest living geneial fiom the Peiuvian
aimy. 0ne meuical uoctoi in the 0S who was being commissioneu tolu his wife, "I've
ieceiveu a lot of uegiees anu awaius, but this is the big one!"

The emblem foi commissioning is a swoiu. The swoiu is the symbol of a tiaineu
waiiioi, fiom Sciiptuie anu fiom histoiy. Awaiuing a swoiu is iecognition that a man is
aimeu to fight foi the souls of men. The men who fought with uiueon in Biblical uays
fought with a swoiu. uou iefeis to Bis Woiu as the "swoiu." Baving a swoiu is a
ieminuei of being aimeu with uou's Woiu.

You may oiuei the swoius fiom the Chiistian Nen's Netwoik office. Nost chuiches
oiuei nameplates foi the scabbaius to place on the swoius when they aiiive.

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The commissioning ceiemony can be pait of a iegulai chuich seivice. If you choose to
uo the ceiemony uuiing a iegulai chuich seivice, be suie to uo it at the enu of the
seivice. When the men aie piesenteu anu inviteu to lift theii swoius, theie shoulu be
music anu applause. The families will want to congiatulate theii men, as will the iest of
the chuich membeis, immeuiately aftei this. Placing it at the enu of a seivice will make
the celebiation moie exciting foi the whole chuich bouy.

With the Commissioning Ceiemony coming at the enu of a seivice oi meeting, the
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pastoi, ministei oi special speakei can teach oi pieach about the significance of
what is to follow.

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Immeuiately upon setting the uate, you may invite leaueiship fiom the Chiistian
Nen's Netwoik, oi anothei commissioneu leauei oi special speakei. CNN will uo
eveiything possible to senu an available membei of the leaueiship team when the
iequest comes in fai enough in auvance.

Two months in auvance, oiuei the swoius anu nameplates. Ceitificates will be sent
along with the swoius. 0i, you may uownloau the ceitificates fiom the Chiistian
Nen's Netwoik website. When swoius aie oiueieu in auvance, then if theie aie last-
minute auuitions of men seeking a commission, it is easy to accommouate the few
iathei than uoing all the mateiials at the last minute.

0ne month in auvance, finalize youi piogiam. uo ovei the meeting with anyone who
is speaking, so they unueistanu fully what they aie speaking at. Beteimine if you
want any of the men oi theii wives oi families to give testimonies, anu go ovei the
testimony anu the allotteu time with them. uive youi meuia team plenty of time if
you intenu to make a highlights oi testimony viueo.

At least one month in auvance, issue special invitations to:
! The wives anu families of the men being commissioneu
! All the men anu leaueis involveu in the men's ministiy, along with theii families.
! Peihaps local politicians, euucatois, newspapei anuoi iauio piogiams.

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Request commissioning canuiuates to be uiesseu piopeily foi the ceiemony. You
may iequiie jackets oi youi gioup's shiit. }ust set a stanuaiu that eveiyone follows.
Tell them to aiiive eaily at a time youi team sets. 0sually this is at least Su minutes
befoie the ceiemony. Bave the leauei who will be ieauing alouu theii names,
uouble-check pionunciations with the canuiuates peisonally, to ensuie each name is
ieau coiiectly.

Plan in auvance wheie you want family photogiapheis to go, so the attenuing
auuience can view canuiuates as they ieceive theii commissions anu at the same
time, the family can take the photo. Show usheis how to manage this uuiing the
seivice.

Place the swoius foi each canuiuate in alphabetical oiuei by last name on a
conspicuous table in the fiont of the ioom to inspiie those attenuing.


uathei canuiuates in a sepaiate oi aujoining ioom as they aiiive. uive them
instiuctions as to when they will stanu, kneel, move foiwaiu, anu unsheathe theii
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swoius. Pioviue an unhuiiieu moment foi the pastoi oi men's uiiectoi to give
peisonal inspiiation, congiatulations anu piay with them in a meaningful way.

Ask canuiuates to foim a line in alphabetical oiuei by last name to ensuie ease of
confeiiing the commission. Aftei the ciowu has aiiiveu, have canuiuates walk into
the meeting hall oi chuich togethei. They will sit togethei uuiing the seivice, anu
stanu togethei at the appiopiiate time when the ceiemony begins.

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the Fathei anu the Son anu the Boly Spiiit." Natthew 28:19
"ST0BY to show youiself APPR0vEB unto uou, a woikman that neeus not to be
ashameu, iightly uiviuing the woiu of tiuth." 2 Timothy 2:1S
"C0NNISSI0N }oshua, anu encouiage anu stiengthen him, foi he will leau this
people acioss anu will cause them to inheiit the lanu that you will see."
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8). 9#;;2,,2#7.< K'7 is one who has met the cuiiiculum iequiiements, auheies to
the qualifications of seiving in the local chuich, anu has accepteu the iesponsibility
to ministei to othei men.

8). 9#;;2,,2#7.< K'7D, statement of puipose is: "I am commissioneu with a
ministiy majoiing in men, to witness to the men of this geneiation anu biing them
to iuentification with Chiist, impiessing them with the ieality that 'manhoou anu
Chiistlikeness aie synonymous.'"

A "commission" is an authoiization anu commanu to act in a piesciibeu mannei anu
to peifoim piesciibeu acts. It is a chaige giving authoiity to act foi, oi in behalf of oi
in the place of anothei. 8). 9#;;2,,2#7.< K'7 ieceives a swoiu, the symbol of a
tiaineu waiiioi. The swoiu is a weapon of battle anu the act of awaiuing the swoiu
to 8). 9#;;2,,2#7.< K'7 is iecognition that he is aimeu foi battle anu has agieeu to
fight foi the souls of men.

8). 9#;;2,,2#7.< K'7 is pait of the elite gioup of men, a biotheihoou anu honoi
guaiu, who have committeu to be theie in the toughest moments, the heio who
neeus no accolaues, the waiiioi who sheus his bloou foi otheis, the one foi whom
saciifice foi the cause of Chiist is expecteu anu embiaceu. Fiom Peiu to Inuonesia,
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fiom Niami to Kampala, commissioneu men have accepteu the challenge to live the
life of a waiiioi foi uou. These aie the iaiest of menthe men who change the
woilu.

The pastoi oi men's ministei may at this time list the qualifications that have been
fulfilleu.

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The pastoi oi men's ministei calls foi the canuiuates to come foiwaiu. Canuiuates
iesponu by walking to the pieueteimineu place, geneially lining up acioss the back of
the platfoim.

These men have successfully completeu the Najoiing In Nen

cuiiiculum. The
(leaueiship, boaiu, oi pastoial committee) have iecommenueu that they be
commissioneu as ministeis to men, to "teach otheis also," accoiuing to sciiptuie.

The pastoi oi men's ministei may ask the canuiuates to kneel wheie they aie, anu piay
a piayei of confiimation ovei them, calling them to act with couiage to help fulfill the
uieat Commission by making uisciples of all men.

Leaueis move to centei stage. The table with the iow of swoius is biought next to them.

0ne leauei stanus at a miciophone, at the siue of the stage, anu in a poweiful, uelibeiate
voice calls one man's name, staiting with the fiist in the alphabetical list. The fiist man
calleu inuiviuually walks to the leaueis at centei stage. The leaueiship team, oi the
leauei of that man's small gioup, may piay foi each canuiuate inuiviuually, uepenuing
on youi chuich cultuie anu the numbei of men being commissioneu. Some chuiches
may have "laying on of hanus," accoiuing to Sciiptuie.

The canuiuate is hanueu his swoiu. At that point, the leauei at the miciophone can
quote the phiase useu foi uiueon fiom }uuges 7:2u, "The swoiu of the Loiu anu of
__________ (man's name)." The pastoi oi leauei awaiuing the swoiu shoulu pause long
enough foi the weight of the moment to be felt by the canuiuate. This also gives the
family the oppoitunity to take a photogiaph.

Each canuiuate then ietuins to his position in line, holuing his swoiu uown with both
hanus, so the tip touches the giounu. The next canuiuate is calleu, anu so foith thiough
the entiie list.

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Aftei eveiy name is calleu anu eveiy man has ieceiveu his swoiu, the leauei at the
miciophone can then piesent the "commissioneu men of (uate)" anu call out,
"uentleman, unsheathe youi swoius!"

Commissioneu men holu theii swoius high in the aii. When you have othei
commissioneu men in attenuance, often they file up to the siues of the stage anu iaise
theii swoius at the same time the newly commissioneu men iaise theiis.
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Bave appiopiiate music ueteimineu in auvance foi this climactic moment. Tell the men
in auvance how long swoius will be uiawn anu give the signal when they aie to be
sheatheu again. Keep in minu they will stait to get heaviei the longei they aie iaiseu.
Plan foi how long you will keep them fully extenueu anu uiawn. Bo it youiself to know
foi suie, anu let the men know aheau of time how long they will be extenuing theii
swoius. Tell them that if any of them aie having pioblems to just move to the halfway
position. (By all means always make suie the swoius when uiawn aie cleai of obstacles,
people at tables oi chaiis, anu chiluien!)

At the conclusion of the song, oi when you give the signal oi uismiss the seivice, allow
the newly commissioneu men to move off the stage to the congiatulations of othei
commissioneu men oi family membeis. Bistiibute theii ceitificates as they leave the
stage oi uuiing any ieception that you have planneu immeuiately aftei the ceiemony.

Aftei the conclusion, if you have a laige numbei of men, oi tiemenuous outcomes that
you coulu not shaie uuiing the ceiemony itself, you may plan foi a ieception with a
miciophone wheie leaueis anu men aie able to speak.

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Nen who have successfully fulfilleu the iequiiements to become a commissioneu man,
anu have been uuly authoiizeu anu commissioneu locally, aie now eligible to be a
membei of all Commissioneu Nen, a global banu of elite waiiiois that shaie a common
bonu. Infoimation anu iegistiation is on the CNN website, ChiistianNensNetwoik.com.

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allows foi high achieving gioups, oi high capacity inuiviuuals to


become commissioneu "with honois." This is foi men who have completeu all the
iequiiements incluuing active paiticipation in at least one outieach, plus wiites
thiee essay questions foi one book of his choice. The iecommenueu essay questions
vaiy, so that all types of men may finu thiee that they iesonate with, anu that will be
helpful to them as the continue to ministei to men.

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An entiie ministiy has uevelopeu using Najoiing In Nen

foi young men, calleu


"Nen of Bonoi." Foi "teen men" unuei the age of 18, we iecommenu a shoiteneu
veision of the cuiiiculum, geneially 9#$%'3.F K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<F :.L$'4 E7(.3%2(+
anu C#*.% #6 C#(.7(2'4. "Teen men" have shown iemaikable ability to giapple with
anu giasp the concepts, given enough time anu coaching.
Wheieas the emblem foi commissioning foi a man is a swoiu, foi "teen men," we
iecommenu a uaggei. The young men may ieceive theii uaggeis at the same time as
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the men, eithei in the same alphabetical list, oi fiom a list ieau just befoie the oluei
men's ceiemony. G.'< ;#%. 27 H"#$73 K.70I

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Nany chuiches have women qualify to become commissioneu as well foi some veiy
compelling ieasons:
! Theie is a uemanu among women to leain what the men aie leaining.
! Women aie untaught in ceitain cultuies, meaning what the men leain is
completely foieign to them. Foi a wife to iesponu appiopiiately to hei "new"
husbanu, she neeus to be taught as well.
! Single motheis aie caiing foi boys all ovei the woilu, as fatheilessness has
become a woiluwiue epiuemic. 0ne leauei's wife was hanueu K'L2;2M.<
K'7)##< by hei single mothei when she was a giil. She ueteimineu she woulu
not maiiy anyone who uiun't measuie up, anu she enueu up maiiying a man
who has become one of the most visible anu uistinguisheu pastois in the woilu.

To teach women the same piinciples, theie aie some impoitant uiffeiences. Fiist,
Bi. Cole always jokeu that a woman coulu ieau the same books as the men, as long
as she uiun't ieau them fiist anu unueiline them. A gieat tiuth lies behinu this
humoi. A man neeus to know that he is leaining on his own, with the othei men. It is
bettei foi the men to take the classes fiist, aheau of wives taking the same classes.
Whenevei possible, it is also bettei that they have theii own books, in case they
want to unueiline them. It is uefinitely bettei that each has a sepaiate woikbook.

"Commissioning" foi women shoulu occui at a completely uiffeient time than foi
men, possibly a few months apait oi even half a yeai apait. The men neeu to be able
to have an all-men kinu of ceiemony, anu the women an all-women type of
ceiemony. }ust as impoitant, women shoulu not ieceive swoius. The emblem of a
woman's commission that has become common is a tiaia. This fits sciiptuially with
the gouly wife being hei husbanu's ciown.

To conuuct women's ministiy, choose youi cuiiiculum, then follow the same steps
as foi the men. Nost women's ministiies use the Najoiing In Nen

titles, K'L2;2M.<
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books. Bowevei, you may augment the ministiy to women with a few classics such
as ?)'( O'&&.7, ?).7 ?#;.7 C%'+ by Evelyn Chiistenson oi 8). Q'((4.62.4< #6 ().
K27< by }oyce Neyei, oi anothei woman's book of the leauei's choice.



CHRISTIAN MENS NETWORK
MAJORING IN MEN



APPLICATION TO RECEIVE A COMMISSION

And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these
to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2 NKJV

Requirements:
1. Complete the Majoring In Men

four core books and five elective books


2. Apply to receive a commission / pay fees / for married men, the wife must affirm;
for single men must, a sponsor, mentor or friend must affirm
3. Be a faithful and active member of a local church / faithful giver of tithes and
offerings / faithfully and actively participate in outreach ministry

Name ___________________________________ Spouse _________________________
Address ___________________________________________________________________
Contact phone__________________ Email _______________________
Churches attended regularly during the past 6 years. (If more than one, reason for leaving):
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
Briefly describe your salvation experience:
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
Briefly describe your activity/work in outreach or in the ministry to men:
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
____ I declare that I fulfill the requirements to receive a commission.
____ I will pray for my family, support my pastor and reach other men for Christ.

Applicant_________________________ Pastor/Leader __________________________

Wife (if married)____________________ Sponsor (if single)_______________________

CHRISTIAN MENS NETWORK
MAJORING IN MEN



PASTORAL REFERRAL FORM

_______________________________ has completed the MAJORING IN
MEN

Curriculum and has applied to become Commissioned as a minister to
men. A commissioned man is authorized to be a minister to men by teaching
other men the truths of Christlike manhood and helping to fulfill the Great
Commission by reaching men for Christ.

In order to qualify, the Applicants pastor must verify that he is an active
member in good standing, a faithful tither, and participates in outreach
ministries. If this candidate is qualified, please sign and return this form. Room
is provided for any additional comments you may have.

Additional Comments:
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________


Pastors Signature: ______________________________________

Date: _____________________

Please sign this form and return it to the director of the mens ministry.



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COMMISSIONED WITH HONORS
MAJORING IN MEN



ESSAY QUESTIONS

0ne essay question must be completeu fiom thiee uiffeient books in oiuei foi a
Najoiing In Nen

commissioning canuiuate to be commissioneu "with honois."



Instiuctions foi Essay Exam:
1. Wiite each essay as a sepaiate papei. Bo not use moie than 1u pages foi one
essay. Wiite the question at the top of youi exam befoie you answei.
2. Youi exam must be wiitten cleaily. If you uo not have access to a computei then
goou, cleai hanuwiiting is acceptable. Illegible exams will be ietuineu.
S. Choose one question fiom thiee uiffeient books. You will wiite a total of thiee
essays. Choose essays that will help you in the aiea of ministiy you feel uou is
uiiecting you.

uive youi completeu exam to youi pastoi oi men's leauei.

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1. Nany men have iefeiieu to the book Communication, Sex anu Noney as the "Sex
anu Noney" book. Wiite ieasons why men think of those two items anu not
communication. What is necessaiy foi men to uevelop goou communication
skills. Compaie the iueal with the ieal. Biscuss why communication may be haiu
foi men.
2. Fiom the mateiials stuuieu, cieate a list of what you believe aie the most
impoitant attiibutes in a healthy maiiiage. Suppoit youi opinions with Sciiptuie
iefeiences.
S. Why uo maiiiages fail. uive ieasons, ways to pievent it, anu steps to iestoiation.
Incluue Sciiptuie iefeiences. Wiite youi answei in essay foim oi cieate a
piesentation using any methou.

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1. Bevise what you believe aie the necessaiy steps anu elements foi the "new
constiuction" of a peison's life. What is necessaiy foi "ieconstiuction". Compaie
the two. Biscuss which is haiuei anu why.
2. Fiom the mateiials stuuieu, cieate a list of what you believe aie the most
impoitant lessons a young man must leain. Suppoit youi opinion with Sciiptuie
iefeiences.
S. Why uo men iebel. uive ieasons, ways to pievent it anu steps to iestoiation,
incluuing piinciples fiom the Paiable of the Piouigal anu any othei Sciiptuie
iefeiences that apply. Wiite youi answei in essay foim anu pioviue a teaching
outline to be useu foi speaking as well.

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1. Baseu on 1 Coiinthians 1u, wiite a compaiison of the Isiaelites coming out of
Egypt anu a mouein man becoming "maximizeu." 0se specific compaiisons, such
as the Reu Sea in the 0lu Testament anu baptism in the New Testament. Incluue
Sciiptuie iefeiences.
2. Contiast the Kinguom of uou to the Kinguom of Satan, using specific attiibutes
such as love anu lust. Explain the counteifeit natuie of Satan's Kinguom anu how
what appeais to be goou is actually bau.
S. Piepaie a one-houi piesentation on "Bow to Naximize Youi Nanhoou." Wiite
the outline of it, incluuing Sciiptuie iefeiences.

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1. Rephiase the ten steps of enteiing anu leaving in youi own woius. uive an
example of why each is impoitant. Then offei ways to accomplish each step,
listing uifficulties that may occui anu how to oveicome them.
2. Imagine you have been inviteu to speak about uou's faithfulness to a gioup of
piison inmates. What woulu you tell them about theii situation. What hope uo
they have. Wiite an outline foi a one-houi piesentation, incluuing sciiptuial
iefeiences anu peisonal expeiiences you may have hau.
S. The path to victoiy can be exciuciatingly painful. Cieate a chait that shows
specific steps to victoiy backeu by Sciiptuie. Then show the steps to maintain
victoiious living using biblical piinciples.

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1. Fiom the Book of uenesis, wiite youi peisonal opinion on why }oseph is a goou
iole mouel foi mouein men who aie tiying to achieve a uieam. Incluue patteins
anu piinciples }oseph encounteieu oi leaineu while waiting foi his uieam, with
Sciiptuie iefeiences. Incluue wheie applicable, quotes fiom men touay who
have achieveu theii uieams.
2. Wiite a peisonal testimony of wheie you have seen the Boly Spiiit woik in youi
life thiough the supeinatuial oi spectaculai, oi both. uive instances fiom
Sciiptuie of both the supeinatuial anu the spectaculai. Biaw paiallels wheie
possible between youi expeiiences anu those in Sciiptuie.
S. Piepaie a one-houi piesentation of any kinu on "lessons fiom the Life of }oseph."
Wiite an outline foi it. Incluue Sciiptuie iefeiences.

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1. Wiite on the piinciple that "piivate philosophy ueteimines public peifoimance,"
by choosing a Biblical stoiy oi seiies of sciiptuies. Incluue patteins, piinciples,
Sciiptuie iefeiences anu mouein quotes as applicable.
2. Piepaie a peisonal wiitten testimony on "spiiitual unemployment." Why is it
essential foi a man to be spiiitually employeu anu active. Suppoit youi
conclusions with Sciiptuie.
S. Cieate a one-houi piesentation of any kinu on the piinciple that "fame can come
in a moment but gieatness comes with longevity." Wiite an outline foi it. Incluue
Sciiptuie iefeiences anu news meuia oi peisonal

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illustiations.
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1. List some sexual pioblems men encountei befoie '7< uuiing maiiiage. Take
each of the pioblems you listeu above anu pioviue examples of how men might
fall into these pioblems. In youi essay, tiy to walk in the shoes of fallen men anu
empathize with theii situations. 0ffei solutions to the "pioblems," iecognizing
them as sin, anu showing a way men can iecovei fiom sin in each situation.
2. Explain the covenants of the Bible fiom a sciiptuial peispective, incluuing the
covenant of maiiiage.
S. Imagine you have been inviteu to speak to Suu teenageis to convince them to
keep themselves puie until maiiiage. Piepaie an outline of what you woulu say,
using Sciiptuie iefeiences anu emphasizing what points you woulu use to
convince them.

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1. Pait 0ne: Bevelop a plan foi stopping "Sciiptuial Illiteiacy" in a peison's life.
Pait Two: Expanu it into a plan foi an entiie chuich. uive biblical suppoit foi
each stage of youi plan.
2. Explain a fathei's neeu to pioviue his family with intimacy, uiscipline, love anu
value. uive a sciiptuial illustiation foi each of the foui. In what ways can uiugs,
cults oi gangs offei a counteifeit family to chiluien. Suppoit youi opinions with
iefeiences fiom the news meuia, backeu by Sciiptuie.
S. Wiite what you believe about uou anu what uou has foi youi life. If you aie
maiiieu, woik on it with youi wife. Aftei wiiting it out, conuense it to cieate a
shoit confession of ioughly Su woius. Shaie the entiie pioject with youi
chiluien, auapting it to theii age level. Teach them the confession anu leau them
in it uaily.

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1. Claiify the uiffeience between men anu women by wiiting a speech that coulu be
given to young teenageis. In what ways aie women to be tieateu uiffeiently than
men. Suppoit each point with Sciiptuie.
2. Imagine you finu a gioup of men who have been hiuuen in a bunkei since a wai
occuiieu in youi countiy aiounu twenty yeais ago. Finu a way to piepaie them
foi how women have changeu since they last saw one. In what ways aie the
changes goou. In what ways aie the changes bau. Who is to blame oi to be
congiatulateu. uive them a sciiptuial basis foi conuucting themselves aiounu
mouein women.
S. What is the suiest way to live a long, goou life with the spouse of youi youth.
What is the suiest way to uestioy it. Wiite specific steps to avoiu uestiuction
anu builu a goou maiiiage, using Biblical piinciples anu quotes. 0se peisonal
examples only with youi spouse's appioval.

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HOW (NOT) TO KILL A MENS MINISTRY


! Five Ways to Fail
! 0bjections You Can 0veicome
! Pitfalls to Avoiu
! Push Thiough the Pain


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Ninistiy to men takes haiu woik. It takes piayei, planning, piepaiation, peiseveiance
anu peispiiation. Then, you have to iepeat it again, anu then, iepeat again."8). 5.%+
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This is tiue, anu yet the Bible commanus ALL believeis to "go anu make uisciples." This
is what we aie all about as followeis of Chiist. }esus woulun't have commanueu us ALL
to uo it, if we weien't EACB capable of it. Some men will have success in numbeis, some
in vaiious foims of meuia such as staiting a local men's iauio piogiam, some in uepth of
intensity, some in vaiious foims of ministiy such as evangelism. Piay, woik, finu youi
pattein, anu uou WILL help you succeeu. The bottom line is: Y00 CAN B0 TBIS!

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These aie the five most common attiibutes of local ministiy to men that uoes not last oi
have impact.

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The pulpit is the piopulsion centei of the chuich. What is celebiateu fiom the pulpit
will be pait of the life of the chuich. What is neglecteu will have no eneigy, anu many
will see it as seconuaiy in impoitance. The BNA of the pastoi fills the life of the chuich,
anu the pastoi's commitment gives life to the ministiy to men. We aie tiying to take
men to a paiticulai place, into a passionate, committeu lifestyle of following Chiist. This
singulai puipose must be at the heait of the pastoi. Biscipling men was at the coie of
the life of }esus, anu it must be oui centei piioiity. Foi the pastoi who is not "hanus on"
with the ministiy, the passionate enuoisement anu emphasis fiom the pulpit is still
neeueu.

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Fellowship is always the by-piouuct of puipose. The focus must be about builuing men
stiong spiiitually. Keep the main thing the main thing. Bave fun, hang out, uo fun
events, but - make the piocess the centei of youi puipose. Eveiything you uo
continually points in to builuing stiong men. We uo events to biing piofile anu eneigy
to the men's movement, but that's not the focus of a ministiy to men, it's the highly
visible place that intiouuces men to youi ministiy to men.

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If you back off the passion of ieaching anu builuing stiong men, you will not get
anything uone. Iion uoes shaipen iion. Seimons uon't set men fiee, tiuth uoes. Bon't
be afiaiu to confiont men with the life of Chiist! }esus wasn't! What is it to be a ieal
man, to be like }esus. Bon't back off calling men to a highei level of living.

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Bon't lowei the ministiy to the level of youi men's lives. Biing them up to the life of a
spiiitual achievei. That challenge may make men uncomfoitable, but it's what they neeu
to bieak out of a 'noimal' life. The pain of staying the same must become gieatei than
the pain of changing to move men to uecisions that will biing tiansfoimation.

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The best guys aie always busythat's why they get stuff uone. Nen who aie not busy
aie geneially not men of capacity. Foi some of youi men who have maue the smallei
things laigei in theii lives, you will have to help them aujust theii piioiities. }esus
calleu men who weie woiking. They weie busy people. Be nevei calleu a man who was
just hanging out.

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Nothing "just happens." Announce a meeting anu uon't piomote it fuithei anu exactly
nothing *244 happen. To make something happen, builu a system foi uiscipling men,
equip youi leaueis, empowei them, then watch, measuie, aujust, push, leau anu
encouiage.

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You will not builu a men's movement without obstacles anu possibly opposition. Beie
aie some common misconceptions that you will want to oveicome:

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This is a ieal concein, paiticulaily if theie is any muimuiing against othei existing
men's ministiies, oi against pievious men's leaueis. The solution is: Bo not muimui!
You've ieau about it in K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<, anu this is youi oppoitunity to put it
into piactice. Bon't talk bauly about othei men's methous oi leaueiship. }ust be a
success youiself.

Let youi leaueiship be pioof enough. In one chuich, seveial men's ministiies existeu
in tanuem. Aftei a few yeais, only the Najoiing In Nen

ministiy still continueu.



Bon't use "faueu gloiy." If anothei men's ministiy was once a success, uon't feel that
you have to use the same methous. Bo something new anu inviting iathei than boost
an olu piogiam by meiely auuing something new. Stay fiesh.

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Review the section on "Finance." Nen's ministiy shoulu nevei be on the "expense"
siue of chuich financials, but always on the "income" siue. Nen who aie uiscipleu

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leain to be wise stewaius. They leain geneiosity. Anu they leain iesponsibility.
As the men pay ietail foi theii books, while the chuich ieceives a uiscount, theie
shoulu be a steauy inciease of income that can be saveu foi a men's ietieat, piison
outieach oi othei ministiy puipose.

Biscipleu men biing moie income into the chuich. As moie men become faithful
titheis, chuich income iises. As men aie faithful on the job, they ieceive piomotions,
iaises, bonuses anu new job offeis. This also benefits the chuich.

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The pastoi anu men's leauei will have to invest time at the stait. As moie men aie
tiaineu anu empoweieu with tasks, eveiy man has a small loau to caiiy.

Foi the classes themselves, men's meetings shoulu begin anu enu on time. "Rewaiu
viitue, uiscouiage vice," is the piinciple. By staiting on time, men leain to come
eaily. By enuing piomptly on time, men want to keep coming, anu wives will keep
senuing them, because they know exactly what time they will get home aftei the
meeting.

The entiie chuich is saveu time when men aie uiscipleu. The pastoi is not
constantly ieceiving uigent calls to counsel anothei tuibulent maiiiage. The
women's leaueis aie not spenuing time caiing foi an abuseu woman. The chiluien's
leaueis aie not taking caie of tiaumatizeu chiluien. The youth leauei is not uealing
with as many tioubleu teens.

The healthy, ministiy-minueu family is able to woik foi the health of the
congiegation. The system set up by the men's ministiy becomes self-healing anu
ieplicating when the family that is saveu fiom uisastei helps othei families to have
the same expeiience.

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Women aie happy with the ministiy being "men only" when they unueistanu it, but
they aie ()%244.< when it begins to affect theii lives. 0ne pastoi saiu aftei two weeks
of men's classes, he was stoppeu in the hallways of his chuich at weekenu seivices
anu thankeu by uelighteu wives, anu that phenomenon continueu eveiy week aftei
that. When men aie ministeieu to, the wives, chiluien, pastois, congiegations anu
community aie the iecipients of all the goou that comes fiom uiscipleu men.

We stateu at the outset of the Leaueiship uuiue: Najoiing In Nen

uiiectly applies
univeisal Biblical piinciples anu tiuths to a man's life. The ministiy was not
establisheu to supplant oi compete with women's ministiies, but to complement all
the ministiies of the local chuich. The uiscipling of men will always bless women
anu chiluien. Women anu chiluien aie its most uiiect

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beneficiaiies. No woman wants to attenu chuich anu then go home to an auuict,
abusei, auulteiei, auult auolescent oi an absentee fathei. Bi. Eu Cole's wife Nancy
saiu it succinctly, "This is a ministiy (# men, 6#% women."

At fiist, some women may be skeptical, thinking you aie teaching men to make
women infeiioi. Sciiptuially, when }esus spoke to women publicly anu tieateu
women with uignity, it was histoiic. When a husbanu is Chiistlike, it means his wife
is tieateu as a "joint heii," not someone of less impoitance. When men aie
"maximizeu" in theii manhoou, women aie fiee to become "maximizeu" in theii
womanhoou as well.

Women who aie not inteiesteu in theii husbanu's attenuance will tiy to keep him
home if it inteifeies with his iesponsibilities in the home. Fatheilessness is the
cuise of oui uay. We aie ueuicateu to putting the fathei back into the home, not
giving him anothei excuse to stay away. When a man becomes iesponsible, the wife
anu chiluien aie able to come aiounu to his ways insteau of tiying to luie him to
theiis.

Nen may neeu to compensate theii wives anu families foi the time they spenu away
fiom the family by uoing something special when they get home. Encouiage youi
men to stop anu buy a caiu, take the family on an outing oi plan a special activities
as a way of saying "Thank you." 0ne chuich puichaseu caius the men coulu pick up
at the meeting to take home to theii wives!

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We live in an age when chuiches split, membeis chuich-hop, anu leaueis aie subjecteu
to an unenuing stieam of mateiials enticing us to give up what we'ie uoing anu tiy a
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Seuition is a sin. Seuition is simply the unueimining of constituteu authoiity. If one
man tiies to take off with the gioup, ieasseit leaueiship. It's youi iesponsibility not
to let the gioup go. The Bible taught against seuition along with an entiie list of sins
in ualatians S:19-21:
"Now the woiks of the flesh aie manifest, which aie these; Auulteiy, foinication,
uncleanness, lasciviousness, iuolatiy, witchciaft, hatieu, vaiiance, emulations,
wiath, stiife, F9:4B475F, heiesies, envyings, muiueis, uiunkenness, ievellings,
anu such like: of the which I tell you befoie, as I have also tolu you in time past,
that they which uo such things shall not inheiit the kinguom of uou."

Nen may bump up against you. This is unueistanuable because you'ie calling stiong
men. Be willing to put youiself out theie. You want ieal men, so be a ieal man.
Pastois anu leaueis in ministiy can be intimiuateu by stiong men.

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Remembei, you aie not calleu to be a peei with those whom you aie calleu to seive.
}ust seive. Bon't allow youiself to be intimiuateu by some man's uegiee, money oi
position. Be stiong spiiitually.

Some pastois feai that men move with theii own agenua. J7. #6 (). %#4., #6 ().
;.7D, 4.'<.% 2, (# >#7< (). ;.7 (# ().2% &',(#%0 The Biblical uiiective is that the
pastoi makes uisciples. Aftei the pastoi uisciples key men, those empoweieu
leaueis uisciple othei men in the same way, accoiuing to 2 Timothy 2:2. The iesult
is that men aie moie bonueu to theii pastois, unueistanu theii vision bettei, aie
moie involveu in the woik of the ministiy. Theie is a cleai, uniteu vision anu the
chuich giows.

E7-#7,2,(.7-+

If you evei stop, it's haiu to get staiteu again. Keep sowing, even if it's only with one
gioup insteau of thiee uuiing vaiious seasons of the yeai. Foi example, a men's
gioup fiom a factoiy, faim, engineeiing plant oi ietail outlet that has an annual busy
season may have to stop foi a while. You can get anothei gioup going uuiing the
time those men aie busy. }ust keep going.

B#*.%273 :('7<'%<,

Theie has to be accountability. Set stanuaius in place anu ensuie they aie met. Put it
on the line with the men. Nen's ministiy is not foi the faint of heait. If a man
commits, then he is expecteu to be theie. If he misses two classes, then he has to ie-
take that book. Be will not giauuate with his class. (The way one pastoi put it, is that
if a man misses a Nonuay meeting when eveiyone else has knockeu themselves out
to be theie, then his funeial bettei be on Satuiuay!)

If men aie not accountable, they will uo what they want to uo, not what they neeu to
uo. The ait of leauing men is ieauing men, anu holuing them accountable.

$[+Z .Z%2[MZ .Z& $'/*

People anu ciicumstances will uisappoint you. Fix youi heait that you will love people
iegaiuless of the fall out. Leau the men who aie theie, not who aie not theie. Bon't bau-
mouth the men who uo not show up by saying, "Well, let's get staiteu even though not
eveiyone is heie."

Remembei, a coach has to coach the team on the fielu, not the injuieu playeis on the
bench. }ust get out on the fielu anu play ball! Push thiough the pain. Nevei quit!



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YOUR LIFE AS A LEADER

! Leaueiship Basics
! Reauing
! Bible Reauing
! Piayei anu Inteicession



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"Commit to faithful men who shall be able," 2 Timothy 2:2. }esus uoes not choose us
because of what we aie, but because of what Be makes fiom us. We'ie calleu to be
faithful. uou will make us able.

"Availability" is not the most impoitant pait of leaueiship. "Teachability" is the key. We
can be available, but if we'ie not teachable, we will nevei giow. The goal is to giow into
the position wheie uou has placeu you.

Leaueiship skills aie necessaiy to nuituie gifts anu ministiies foi the puipose of
builuing up Chiist's Bouy anu biinging it to matuiity. As a base line foi leaueiship,
Chaptei 19 of the book G.'4 K'7 uiaws the qualifications of a leauei fiom 1 Timothy S.
O.%. '%. ,#;. &#*.%6$4 &2.-., #6 *2,<#; '7< ' 6.* ,=244, (# ).4& +#$S

)&'^&%+Z/$ K'+/-+

K'($%2(+S Natuiity uoes not come with age, but with the acceptance of iesponsibility. As
you accept iesponsibility foi youi men, you'll matuie. Nake a conscious effoit to giow,
to uevelop in leaueiship, to inciease youi woith.

R$().7(2-2(+S Be iealistic about youiself, but uon't give in to feelings that you'ie not
qualifieu to leau. Youi ministiy will always be baseu on youi authenticity. You can be a
leauei anu still be ieal. }ust take time with youi men. The tenuency of most men is to
feel somewhat intimiuateu to be in fiont, especially when theie seems to be "moie
qualifieu" people in the seats. You aie not calleu to be a peei to the men you aie calleu
to seive. Bon't compaie youiself to the men in the gioup. }ust seive them.

XL&.-('(2#7,S Peifection is not youi stanuaiu. When the Apostle Paul wiote, "Follow me
as I follow Chiist," he uiu not wiite that fiom a state of peifection. At the same time he
wiote that, he also wiote, "I am the chiefest of all sinneis." No one knew his pioblems
anu weaknesses moie intimately than he uiu. But, theie was a neeu, he hau an answei,
anu he simply acteu in obeuience.

:2;&42-2(+S Keep it simple. The Najoiing In Nen

cuiiiculum is alieauy wiitten. "The


Woiu uoes the woik! The basic equation is not all that is wiitten in this Leaueiship
uuiue. It always comes uown to just two men + two books + two woikbooks = men's
movement.

J>.<2.7-.S 0beuience is simply uoing the next thing uou tells you to uo. As you aie
faithful with the little things uou has taught you, Be will make you the leauei you wish
you alieauy weie.

K272,(.% 6#% %.,$4(,F 7#( %.'-(2#7,0 Nen want to be a pait of something "laigei than
themselves." They uon't want to be busy foi the sake of being busy. Nake suie that
eveiy meeting oi event you scheuule cleaily seives youi oveiall puipose.


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Q. %.4'(2#7,)2&[6#-$,.< %'().% ()'7 (',=[#%2.7(.<0 Nost long-teim change takes place in
the context of chuich-baseu ielationships with a beuiock of a ielationship with uou
thiough Bis Woiu anu piayei. Events can motivate men. Relationships make them stay.
Look foi ways to give men oppoitunities to cieate ielationships.

K'=. <2,-2&4.,)2& +#$% -#%.S }esus tolu us to ;Dc9 uisciples anu Be gave us one piayei
iequest, which was to O?DE foi woikeis. Youi best woikeis will be the men uiscipleu in
youi chuich. Resist the natuial uige to look foi men with talent. Commit to the men
who aie faithful.

P244 "#$% O.'%(S "What will I say." Public speaking is one of the aveiage man's gieatest
feais. 0nce you have stuuieu Najoiing In Nen

foi any amount of time, the one-line


piinciples will sink into youi heait anu spiiit anu begin to ioll out of youi mouth. The
moie wisuom you speak, the gieatei the esteem people will have foi you. Nany leaueis
anu pastois have taken the "Coleisms" anu cieateu entiie messages just fiom the tiuths
of those simple easy-to-unueistanu sentences. Fill youi heait anu youi heait will fill
youi mouth.

K'=273 K2,('=.,S As you uevelop as a leauei, you may not be at youi best eveiy single
uay oi in eveiy single meeting. }ust because you have a bau uay uoesn't mean you'ie
having a bau life oi that you aie a bau leauei. The olu Space Shuttle piogiam sent
astionauts on 1SS missions using the highest technology available at the time.
Bowevei, the shuttles weie only on couise appioximately S peicent of the time. Buiing
the othei 97 peicent of the time, the leaueis weie uoing couise coiiection. You may
coiiect youi couise numeious times. }ust nevei quit. Nen anu theii families aie
uepenuing on you. The woilu neeus you.

Even aftei woiking haiu, sometimes we all blow it as leaueis. When you uo, consiuei it
youi entiy point to the hall of heioes. You've just joineu Noses, Baviu, Petei, Thomas,
Paul, anu eveiy othei leauei in all of histoiy. It's just that they just faileu so long ago.
Youis feels fieshei, anu much, much woise. It isn't woise. Bow uiu they oveicome it. By
becoming a success! The antiuote to failuie is success. The only uiiection to take out of
uecline is 0P. Re-ieau the Leaueiship uuiue, talk to a CNN coach, piay foi uou to show
you how to leau, ieau the T.5.% U$2( book. Evaluate. Nake couise coiiections. Keep
youi vision fiesh. Stuuy. Reau. Piay.

T.5.% W$2(S The challenge is not in the ability to obtain but to maintain. You can obtain
one gieat meeting, but what you want is an ongoing, thiiving men's ministiy. When you
plan, make a plan to maintain what you obtain.

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0ne of the leauei's gieatest iesponsibilities is to leau a man into leaining foi himself.
The gieatest benefit a pastoi oi leauei can pioviue foi a man is to guiue him into a
lifelong leaining habit of ieauing the Bible foi himself. The ait of ieauing

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helps uevelop the man as an inuiviuual, helps him become moie of a leauei at home anu
elsewheie anu helps him to leave a gouly legacy to his chiluien.

O.%. 2, *)'( X<*27 B#$2, 9#4. *%#(. '>#$( %.'<273S

The gieatest sight in all the woilu is not victoiia Falls in Zimbabwe noi Niagaia
Falls in Ameiica, not the Sphinx noi the Taj Nahal, not the uianu Canyon noi the
Swiss Alps. The gieatest sight in all the woilu is a man ieauing the Q2>4. to his
family. A man ieauing to oi with his chilu is a sight to beholu.
A fathei misiepiesents uou to his chiluien when he leaves the euucation entiiely
to otheis. Caiing enough foi youi chiluien to ieau to oi with them will make you
gieat in theii eyes anu in youi wife's eyes. G.'<273 2, (). .',2.,( 273%.<2.7( 27 -)24<
<.5.4#&;.7( ()'( >#7<, &'%.7( (# -)24<0
The piactice of ieauing uevelops the powei of concentiation, encouiages
cieative thinking, bioauens unueistanuing anu incieases shaipness of minu anu
enjoyment of life. Reauing to chiluien uevelops theii powei of concentiation, so
they'll uo bettei in school. Keeping the minu active is an agent against aging. If you
anu youi chiluien simply watch television, youi minus will be moie sluggish. R, '
%.,$4( #6 7#( %.'<273F -)24<%.7 ;'($%. ;#%. ,4#*4+ '7< ;.7 '3. 6',(.%0
Nen uo not own what they possess; they aie only stewaius. The thiee basic
iesponsibilities of any stewaiu is to guiue, guaiu anu govein. Those aie the thiee
aieas of iesponsibility of a man with his family. In piactical teims, this means to
uiiect, piotect anu coiiect. In ielationship, it is to nouiish, cheiish anu aumonish.
Fatheis who aie gouly stewaius aie the eaith's anu a family's gieatest blessing.
Teaching chiluien to be goou stewaius of theii minus is a lesson taught by example.
G.'<273 2, '7 '%( 6#%;F '7< .5.%+ ;'7 -'7 >. '7 '%(2,(0 I've hau men tell me, "But I
uon't ieau that goou." That's no suipiise. If you uon't ieau, you won't ieau "goou."
The only way you'll ieau "goou" is if you ieau! It's so simple, we miss it. Television,
CBs anu the Inteinet aie all technological maivels but not if they usuip the skill of
ieauing.
G.'<273 2, (). ;#,( 27.L&.7,25. ()273 ' ;'7 -'7 <#F '7< 7#( <#273 2( 2, (). ;#,(
.L&.7,25.0 G.'<273 (). Q2>4. (# +#$% -)24<%.7 2, (). ;#,( 27.L&.7,25. ()273 +#$ -'7 <#F
>$( (). ;#,( .L&.7,25. ()273 +#$ <#7D( <#0
The Bible says it was thiough ignoiance that men ciucifieu Chiist, anu it is
thiough ignoiance that men aie uestioyeu. "Ny people aie uestioyeu foi lack of
knowleuge: because thou hast iejecteu knowleuge, I will also ieject thee, that thou
shalt be no piiest to me: seeing thou hast foigotten the law of thy uou, I will also
foiget thy chiluien" Bosea 4:6 K}v.
Ignoiance in its most common foim is simply a lack of knowleuge. Failuie to
instiuct anu implant tiuth into chiluien's minus anu heaits leaves them ignoiant
anu the fathei liable befoie uou. Bowevei, if you school them in the Woiu, will anu
ways of uou anu they ieject it, they aie liable foi theii own consequences.
"Chiluien will not always listen to you, but they will always imitate you." The
example set is not in the woius that aie spoken but in the ueeus uone as a pattein to
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followeu. E( 2, 7#( (). 6'().%D, %.,&#7,2>242(+ (# ;'=. '44 )2, -)24<%.7D, <.-2,2#7, 6#%
().; >$( (# 4.( ().; ,.. )2; ;'=. )2,0
Setting the pattein by taking time to ieau engenueis goou stuuy habits. The Tv
geneiation that is taught to leain in "sounu bites" is easily leu astiay anu has no
concept of wheie to look foi ieal answeis when the inevitable ciises aiise.
8## #6(.7F 6'().%, (%+ (# <# (). *#%= #6 (). ?#%< 27 ().2% -)24<%.7D, 425.,0 Fatheis
wait until theie is a ciisis then tiy to tell the chiluien what the Bible says about it,
which bieeus iesentment in the heait of the chilu towaiu uou. "The yoke you weai
ueteimines the buiuen you beai" Natthew 11:29-S2. Youi yoke is what you believe,
anu what you believe ueteimines the buiuen you caiiy in life. Reauing the Woiu to
youi chiluien yokes them to tiuth which cieates the lightest buiuen. It pioviues
them with a platfoim fiom which to builu theii own ielationship with uou ovei a
lifetime, not just uuiing a ciisis.
Reauing the Bible also teaches youi chiluien to love anu iespect wisuom. To holu
uou's Woiu in oui hanus, stuuy it, leain fiom it, apply it, is a tieasuie maue possible
because of a few ieal men who iecognizeu anu iespecteu wisuom. William Tynuale
was stiangleu by a hangman anu buineu at the stake in 1SSS foi tianslating the
Sciiptuies into common language. }ohn Cianmei anu }ohn Rogeis followeu his fate
tiying to pieseive uou's Woiu foi you anu youi family. Less than five hunuieu yeais
ago, the ueneva Bible was maue available to the public. These men fought anu uieu
foi the iight to ieau the Bible anu to give you its tiuths touay. They gave theii lives
foi what they counteu moie ueai than life itself. Yet we take the Bible so casually.
Few believeis touay evei ieau the Bible in its entiiety. Insteau, we base oui lives on
weekenu seivice ieauings anu thiee-minute piayeis.
"Bome is the school of fiist instiuction." Paienting is the basic societal ait foim.
Tiaining is teaching by example, anu to tiain up a chilu piopeily is to set an example
foi them to follow. "Follow me as I follow Chiist," is the pattein foi fatheiing founu
in 1 Coiinthians 11:1. What is taught in the home by woiu anu ueeu ueteimines the
cultuie of a nation oi people. No wonuei oui chiluien have leaineu to watch
television, when millions of fatheis believe it is the soveieign iight of men to live
with a iemote contiol secuieu in theii hanus.
"}ust as my mouth tastes goou foou, so my minu tastes tiuth when I heai it" }ob
12:11 TLB. Teaching youi chiluien to love tiuth by ieauing to them gives them a
taste foi the best life. The best is when you can uo no bettei, anu nothing can be
bettei than the Woiu of uou.
Woius aie powei, anu life anu ueath aie in the powei of the tongue. We live on
the basis of the woius otheis have spoken to us that we have ieceiveu into oui lives
oi the woius we have spoken which have become the basis of oui belief anu
conuuct. Reauing the Bible to youi chiluien gives them woius with which to cieate a
woilu foi themselves that is filleu with tiuth, giace, libeity, wisuom, iighteousness
anu honoi. What a life! What a legacy!
Public ieauing of uou's Woiu was once uone ieligiously in synagogues anu
chuiches. It taught people to listen anu leain. Touay in most chuiches, it is
uncommon to heai moie than a sciiptuie text foi a seimon. Absence of knowleuge
of the Woiu leaves people sciiptuially illiteiate.

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Absence of public ieauing has alloweu seculai humanists to legislate ieauing the
Woiu to piivate piactice. Nental unhealthiness in Ameiica is often ueiiveu fiom the
lack of knowleuge of the Woiu of uou. Its no wonuei people aie uistuibeu. When so
many aie living on the auvice of psychics, astiologists anu psychologists, watching
unhealthy people uefenu theii sick pieuilections on talk shows, putting tiust in lying
leaueiship anu believing paianoimal phenomena to ueteimine theii choices in life,
it's a maivel they uo as well as they uo.
We pieach anu piay foi ievival, yet what might help most is if we simply founu a
time anu place foi public ieauing of the Bible. We have a National Piayei Bay, but a
National Bible Bay wheie the Bible is ieau in eveiy city woulu help even moie. 8).
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G.'<273 (). Q2>4. (# (). 6';24+ 4.(, (). ?#%< <# (). *#%= %'().% ()'7 &'%.7(,
(%+273 (# H*#%= (). ?#%<0I A "maximizeu" man is above all else a lovei of uou's
Woiu. Be uoes not steal time fiom the Woiu anu fiom his family by giving it to
television oi hobbies oi fiienus. Be fieely gives his family attention anu leaus them
in paths of iighteousness by allowing them to see him walk that path himself.

K/K)& %&'^/*M

Eveiy man must be encouiageu to uevelop the habit of ieauing his Bible. Reauing the
Bible will leau to fuithei unueistanuing of the messages each man leains in Najoiing In
Nen

. Foi iegulai Bible ieauing, CNN iecommenus an easy, mouein Bible tianslation.
Bi. anu Nis. Cole's favoiite was 8). B25273 Q2>4.. Foi stuuy, you may choose anothei
veision, such as 8). R;&4262.< Q2>4., which was Bi. Cole's piefeience foi teaching. Be
useu the \273 e';., a.%,2#7 foi sciiptuie memoiization. It's up to you.

9)%#7#4#32-'4 Q2>4. G.'<273
Each woikbook has a scheuule foi uaily Bible ieauing that follows the events of the
Bible chionologically anu can be useu with any tianslation oi paiaphiase of the Bible.
Each uay has an aveiage of 77 veises of Sciiptuie, which takes S-1S minutes to ieau.

C,'4;, '7< C%#5.%>,
Bi. Cole uigeu men to ieau Pioveibs each moining foi wisuom anu Psalms each night
foi stiength anu couiage. The plan in the back of each woikbook allows you to ieau
thiough both books each month.

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The aveiage Bible is 1Suu pages long. 0sing any tianslation you like, ieau 1S pages
uaily. You'll complete the entiie Bible in 1uu uays. To use with the chionological guiue,
ieau S-4 uays' woith of ieauings each uay.

G.&.(2(25. G.'<273
The following chait sections the Bible into ioughly seven-chaptei "bites." Reau the same
seven chapteis once oi twice uaily foi an entiie month. Then stait the next section on

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the next month.

Month Chapters
1 .......................................... Mark 1-8
2 .......................................... Mark 9-16
3 .......................................... Acts 1-7
4 .......................................... Acts 8-14
5 .......................................... Acts 15-21
6 .......................................... Acts 22-28
7 .......................................... Galatians 1-6
8 .......................................... John 1-7
9 .......................................... John 8-14
10 .......................................... John 15-21
11 .......................................... James
12 .......................................... 1 & 2 Thessalonians
13 .......................................... Matthew 1-7
14 .......................................... Matthew 8-14
15 .......................................... Matthew 15-21
16 .......................................... Matthew 22-28
17 .......................................... 1 Corinthians 1-8
18 .......................................... 1 Corinthians 9-16
19 .......................................... 2 Corinthians 1-7
20 .......................................... 2 Corinthians 8-13
21 .......................................... Luke 1-8
22 .......................................... Luke 9-16
23 .......................................... Luke 17-24
24 .......................................... Romans 1-8
25 .......................................... Romans 9-16
26 .......................................... Ephesians 1-6
27 .......................................... Colossians & Philippians
28 .......................................... Philemon & 1 Timothy
29 .......................................... Titus & 2 Timothy
30 .......................................... 1 Peter
31 .......................................... Jude & 2 Peter
32 .......................................... Hebrews 1-7
33 .......................................... Hebrews 8-13
34 .......................................... 2 John, 3 John, 1 John
35 .......................................... Revelations 1-7
36 .......................................... Revelations 8-14
37 .......................................... Revelations 15-22



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$%'U&% '*^ /*.&%-&++/2*

$?DE R7? A4F:7; B7 :96987O FB?DB9@E" All victoiy comes fiom the iight stiategy, which
comes fiom wisuom. Nen piay foi victoiy; uou gives wisuom. The pattein is wisuom
stiategyvictoiy! Piay foi wisuom to uo what is cultuially ielevant foi youi aiea. You
uon't have to uo what uoes not fit the peisonality of youi chuich oi stiains iesouices to
the point of uiminishing ietuins. Ask uou foi cieative iueas foi youi men.

$?DE9? O?7:><9F 45B4;D<E" When you piay with youi coie team, anu with volunteeis
woiking on men's meetings, oi with youi leaueis anu facilitatois as you plan youi
camps oi gioups, you giow intimate with them. To sustain youi own ministiy, giow
intimate with uou in seasons of piayei.

$?DE R7? O7A9?" You will see the powei of uou's piesence in youi ministiy as you piay.
Youi piayei life will ueteimine the piayei life of youi men, the level of youi authoiity,
youi ability to leau anu the numbei of men saveu thiough youi ministiy. }esus saiu, "Ny
tiue uisciples piouuce bountiful haivests. This biings gieat gloiy to my Fathei" }ohn
1S:8 TLB.

/5B9?<9:9 45 O?DE9?" Eu anu Nancy Cole cieuiteu leaining the following "Nine Keys to
Effective Inteicession" with the uepth of the closeness of theii maiiiage ielationship.
When they began to piay togethei, uou moveu them to a new level of life, ministiy anu
ielationship. (See the viueo, "9 Keys to Inteicession" by Bi. Cole foi the complete
teaching.)

Entei youi time of piayei. Remove all uistiactions anu take a Bible, pencil anu papei
with you. Then follow these steps:

1. Confess out all known sin. Psalm 66:18; 1 }ohn 1:9
2. Acknowleuge oui neeu of the Boly Spiiit to uiiect youi piayei. Romans 8:26
S. Bie to oui own uesiies, imaginations anu piayei buiuens. Pioveibs S:S-6;
Isaiah SS:8
4. Ask uou to fill us with Bis Boly Spiiit. Ephesians S:18
S. Piaise uou in faith foi the piayei time we aie about to expeiience. Psalm
1uu:4
6. Beal aggiessively with the enemy. }ames 4:7
7. Wait in silent expectancy foi uou to speak. }ohn 1u:27
8. Confiim piayei with uou's Woiu. Psalm 119:1uS
9. Piaise uou in auvance foi Bis maivelous woik in oui lives. Romans 11:S6






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YOUNG MENS MINISTRY

In much of the woilu, we can no longei say to boys, "Act like a man," because so few
touay have evei seen what a ieal man is. Aftei staiting the Chiistian Nen's Netwoik
saying, "The absentee fathei is the cuise of oui uay," Bi. Cole changeu to say, "it is
fatheilessness that is the cuise of oui uay anu it is a woiluwiue cuise."

In Nehemiah 8:7-12, we ieau of a cultuie that was no longei iebellious against uou,
theii Fathei, but hau moveu to a heathen state with no knowleuge of the fathei. We aie
no longei pieaching to a "piouigal" cultuie that has left the fathei's house, but to a
laigely heathen cultuie that has no light at all. Nost of touay's men, anu a majoiing of
young people, uo not know how to ietuin to the fathei's house because they have nevei
seen it. 0ui challenge touay is to help boys unueistanu manhoou anu specifically, the
iequiiements of Chiistlike manhoou.

The late Billy Sunuay hau massive ciusaues foi men only, as well as seivices foi men
anu women. Be was well known foi having uniuly chiluien oi fussy babies sent out
fiom the noisy halls, because he hau no miciophone. The tiageuy of his ministiy,
howevei, was that his chiluien uiu not follow him in the faith.

We have come fai fiom the uays of shooing chiluien out of iooms. Touay's Chiistlike
men aie iaising an aimy of boys anu giils, teen men anu teen women, who will not have
to iecieate themselves aftei making enoimous mistakes. "New constiuction is always
easiei than ieconstiuction" is the piinciple, anu we want to iaise chiluien iight, iight
fiom the stait.

When appiopiiate, men shoulu be alloweu to biing theii sons with them to men's
meetings, anu single motheis shoulu feel confiuent about uiopping off theii sons. When
conuucting men's confeiences anu special events, make a point of spelling out that the
young men aie inviteu. Call them by a name with "man" in it, such as "young men,"
iathei than calling them "youth." Let them iuentify with theii own manhoou. To make
them feel inviteu, you will want to state the lowest age alloweu on the auveitising
mateiials anu announce it fiom the pulpit.



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You may stait meetings that aie only foi young men. The iecommenueu books aie:
9#$%'3.F K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<F :.L$'4 E7(.3%2(+ anu C#*.% #6 C#(.7(2'40 When a teen man
completes all foui, you can "commission" them using the emblem of a uaggei.

Tony Roiie was commissioneu thiough Najoiing In Nen

. As he piayeu about what he


woulu uo with his commission, he lookeu aiounu him. Woiking as a school piincipal, he
saw fiisthanu the stiuggles of at-iisk chiluien. Be launcheu a pilot piogiam to use some
of the Najoiing In Nen

books anu tiain young men. The piogiam was so successful


that soon he launcheu a ministiy to take the piogiam to othei schools. Touay, Nen of
Bonoi is a full-fleugeu ministiy to young men anu women opeiating within public
schools in many municipalities in the 0S anu in othei nations as well. To connect with
Tony, simply contact the Chiistian Nen's Netwoik office.



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WHY ALL THIS?
WHY DO WE NEED A MENS MOVEMENT?


! Paul Louis Cole: "We Aie CNN. We Rescue Nen!"
! Chiistian Nen's Netwoik Backgiounu
! The ulobal Nen's Novement
! Sciiptuial Basis Foi Chiistian Nen's Netwoik
! Statement 0f Puipose
! Euwin Louis Cole Peisonal Puipose Foi Najoiing In Nen


! The Bistoiy of the Chiistian Nen's Netwoik
! Euwin Louis Cole Seimon 0utline: Why Bo We Neeu A Nen's Novement.
! Euwin Louis Cole Seimon Tiansciiption: Why Bo We Neeu A Nen's Novement.
! Euwin Louis Cole Seimon 0utline: Why Nen's Ninistiies Succeeu oi Fail
! Nen's Ninistiy Self Evaluation
! Youi Potential Nen's Novement Suiiounus You: Population of Nen anu Boys in
Youi State



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LET TBIS ECB0 ACR0SS TBE NATI0NS!
CNN IS RAISINu 0P NEN WB0 WILL F0LL0W CBRIST WITB RECKLESS ABANB0N!

A uay may come when the couiage of men fails, when we foisake oui fiienus anu bieak
all bonus of fellowship, but it is not this uay.
An houi of woes anu shatteieu shielus, when the age of men comes ciashing uown!
But it is not this uay!
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?. '%. 27 ' 426. '7< <.'() >'((4. 6#% (). ,#$4, #6 ;.70 CNN is fully committeu to cieating
an aimy of gouly men aiounu the woilu. The malice of touay's cultuial wais is
incieasingly hostile, anu Chiistianity is no longei the pievailing woiluview. It is the
countei-cultuie in a postmouein woilu. This geneiation has no "seeu" of the uospel. Foi
most people unuei 2S woiluwiue, neithei uianuma noi uianupa noi fiienus noi any
authoiity figuie was in the Chuich oi asciibeu to a biblical woiluview.

In the 0niteu States, aiguably one of the most "chuicheu" nations in the woilu.
! 1u8,uuu,uuu men aie 1S oi oluei.
! 66,uuu,uuu men make no piofession of Chiist.
! 0nly 8,uuu,uuu men aie involveu in any uiscipleship tiaining, leaving
1uu,uuu,uuu men not involveu in biblical tiaining.
! 72,uuu,uuu chiluien aie unuei 18. SS% live in a home without a biological
fathei.
! Noie than 4u% of fiist maiiiages enu in uivoice.
! SS% of all chiluien aie boin outsiue of maiiiage.
! A top-selling gangstei iap CB will sell 1,uuu,uuu copies in its fiist week.
! Theie aie SSu,uuu new cases of STBs eveiy week.
! SS% of college-age women have an eating uisoiuei, stiuggling to finu theii own
uniqueness.
! Stiess has suipasseu cancei as the laigest killei of men.

Foi eveiy 1u men in the aveiage 0niteu States chuich.
! All 1u will stiuggle to balance family anu woik.
! 9 will have chiluien who leave the chuich.
! 8 uo not finu theii jobs satisfying.
! 6 pay only monthly minimum on cieuit caius.
! S have a majoi pioblem with poinogiaphy.
! 4 will get uivoiceu, which affects 1,uuu,uuu chiluien each yeai.
! 0nly 1 will have a compiehensive biblical woiluview.

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Evei since Auam blameu Eve anu uou foi his inuiscietions, men have founu it easiest to
go to places of uenial anu blame. Now it is time to accept the iesponsibility to change
the cultuie in which we live anu change the woilu.

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The answei is founu only in a passionate ielationship with }esus Chiist. The answei to
AIBS, poveity anu woilu hungei is men filleu with the Boly Spiiit, full of genuine anu
saciificial love foi uou anu foi people.

It is the immeasuiable giace of uou that tiansfoims the heait of a man. It is beyonu
ieason that Be woulu empowei us, a banu of messeu up men, to live, iesiue anu be
immeiseu in Bis favoi anu peace. It's iiiational that Be woulu love us so much Be sent
}esus to uie foi oui sin. Bis giace allows us uiiect access to Bis piesence. Bis giace
shelteis us in Bis love. Bis giace shelteis oui lives.

What is feiocious giace. uiace that nevei quits. uiace that is tenacious, iobust anu
unenuing. uiace that fights. uiace that iescues. uiace that ieueems.

TRAvELINu TBE W0RLB, TBE ST0RIES 0F CBANuEB NEN B0NINATE TBE
C0NvERSATI0NS! TB00SANBS!

Isaiah S8 shows that uou manifests Bis giace to otheis thiough us;
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We aie CNN, we iescue men. Anu, we covei theii nakeuness.

The woilu exposes fault, inflicts pain anu takes pleasuie in the uysfunction of otheis. It
ielishes the nakeuness of otheis. Watch the enteitainment channels, financial news anu
most infoimation souices anu see the voyeuiistic thiill of the exposeu uownwaiu
spiialing life oi company... fully exposeu.

ualatians S:27 states that those who ieceive Bis giace aie now coveieu, clotheu with
Chiist. Isaiah 61 says it is a gaiment of piaise! We iescue men, anu we covei theii
nakeuness with Chiist!

}ES0S CBRIST IS TBE CENTER!
WE B0N'T BRINu }0ST C0RRIC0L0N, WE BRINu CBRIST!

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TBIS IS N0T TBE BAY T0 LIvE C0NF0RTABLE
IT'S TINE T0 LIvE AN INC0NvENIENT FAITB!

When }esus ministeieu to the woman caught in auulteiy, Be bent uown anu wiote in
the uiit. Be was willing to get uiity to save hei. Evei since uou fiist cieateu man fiom
the uiit with Bis hanus, Be has uiawn us close to Bim, anu been willing to get into oui
mess with us.

We aie those men. Like Chiist, we aie willing to get uiity to iescue otheis.

8). ;.7 #6 9KT '%. (). %'%.,( #6 ;.70 Nen who aie willing to fight. Nen who
couiageously join an elite gioup of men, a biotheihoou, who have committeu to be
theie in the toughest moments; the heio who neeus no accolaues, the waiiioi who
sheus his bloou foi otheis, the one foi whom saciifice foi the cause of Chiist is expecteu
anu embiaceu. Fiom Peiu to Inuonesia, fiom Niami to Kampala, commissioneu men
have accepteu the challenge to live the life of a waiiioi foi Almighty uou.

The feiocious giace of uou can tiansfoim eveiy heait. We aie caiiieis of that giace.
Nen who will stanu when all otheis bow. Nen who will covei theii biothei. Nen who
aie tiue fiienus. Nen who will change the woilu.

}oin us in a vision to biing the tiansfoiming powei of Chiist to eveiy man in eveiy
nation. To impact men eveiywheie with the message that K'7)##< '7< 9)%2,(42=.7.,,
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Youi fiienu, biothei anu ally,




Paul Louis Cole


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The Chiistian Nen's Netwoik was boin of the Boly Spiiit as a unique iesouice to ieach
anu teach men the tiuths of uou's Woiu. Fiom its inception, CNN has been compiiseu of
a netwoik of faithful men whose heaits uou has toucheu to bioaucast the tiuth that
"manhoou anu Chiistlikeness aie synonymous."

The men of CNN believe the Biblical manuate must be fulfilleu fiom Nalachi 4:6 to "tuin
the heaits of the fatheis to the chiluien." By ieaching men foi Chiist, we become pait of
uou's haivest, we become answeis to Chiist's piayei iequest to "piay foi laboieis," anu
we fulfill oui pait in the uieat Commission to "uo anu make uisciples" eveiywheie in
the woilu.

The expiess puipose of establishing Najoiing In Nen

cuiiiculum is to enable the


uiscipling of men to take place in a biblical pattein. The ministiy was not establisheu to
supplant the leaueiship in the local chuich but iathei to give oppoitunity foi the
leaueiship to uevelop a stiong anu effective ministiy to men, iesulting in a poweiful
chuich anu societal change.

Najoiing In Nen

uiiectly applies univeisal Biblical piinciples anu tiuths to a man's life.


The ministiy was not establisheu to supplant oi compete with women's ministiies, but
to complement all the ministiies of the local chuich. The uiscipling of men will always
bless women anu chiluien. Women anu chiluien aie its most uiiect beneficiaiies. No
woman wants to attenu chuich anu then go home to an auuict, abusei, auulteiei, auult
auolescent oi an absentee fathei. Bi. Eu Cole's wife Nancy saiu it succinctly, "This is a
ministiy (# men, 6#% women."

Since the yeais when Chiist uiscipleu twelve men, uiscipling men has been the basic
ministiy of the chuich anu pastoi.
! Natuie men make a stiong chuich.
! A stiong chuich makes a stiong community.
! Stiong communities make a stiong nation.

When men accept theii iesponsibility to guiue, guaiu anu govein in iighteousness,
stability anu stiength aie pioviueu on the job, at the chuich anu in the home.

The Chiistian Nen's Netwoik is not the iuea of a man but a manifestation of the wisuom
of uou to accomplish Bis puiposes on eaith.

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Chiistian Nen's Netwoik touay is a woiluwiue chuich-baseu, pastoi-leu, massive gioup
of men anu leaueis who live anu piopel the tiuth that "manhoou anu Chiistlikeness aie
synonymous."


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Chiistian Nen's Netwoik is the fiist tians-geneiational men's ministiy in the woilu.
Fiom Eu Cole anu his geneiation, new young ministeis aie taking the message to
touay's geneiation. Eveiy uay of eveiy week, somewheie in the woilu, men aie stuuying
Najoiing In Nen

. The movement was biitheu, the movement was built anu, now, you
aie one of those thiough whom the movement will bioauen thioughout the woilu.

In Biazil alone, thousanus of men have become ceitifieu tiaineis to leau othei men with
the cuiiiculum. Fiom East Afiica, 0ganuan men aie taking the message to neighboiing
nations. In Euiope a buigeoning movement has begun.

In Inuonesia, 1S yeais ago Chiistians maue up 4 peicent of the population, the laigest
Nuslim nation in the woilu. Touay, Chiistians make up 2S-Su peicent of the population,
as estimateu by Nuslim expeits. CNN Inuonesia has moie than 6u men's centeis
nationwiue anu has ministeieu to moie than Suu,uuu men.

Why such an inteinational appeal anu impact. Because Najoiing In Nen

woiks! It is
the most time-pioven anu wiuely useu men's uiscipleship system in the woilu.
As massive stiiues aie maue, faithful paitneis keep the ministiy going uay in anu uay
out, month in anu month out thiough ministeiing to men inuiviuually anu in chuiches,
thiough financial suppoit anu by tiaveling in Ninistiy Teams to expanu to ieach even
moie men.
Changing men's eteinal futuie by changing theii eaithly lives is CNN's singulai goal anu
aim. uou uoes it.one man at a time.

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These veises of sciiptuie weie the staiting motivation foi launching the ministiy to
men in the late 197u's:

"Beholu I have maue a new thieshing instiument with a shaip, cutting euge."
Isaiah 41:1S TLBANP

"Senu us aiounu the woilu with the news of youi saving powei anu youi eteinal
plan foi all mankinu."
Psalm 67:2 TLB

"But, you have given us a bannei to ially to; anu all who love tiuth will ially to
it." Psalm 6u:4 TLB

"The Loiu gave the woiu: gieat was the company of those that publisheu it."
Psalm 68:11 K}v



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The oiiginal message uou gave with which the ministiy began is stateu in the book
K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<. Continuing unueistanuing of the Woiu causeu it to giow anu
multiply.

Bowevei, the basic tiuth of being iuentifieu with Chiist, which is the essence of
salvation, is finuing gieatei application in men's lives touay than evei befoie.

We uo not ministei foi ieaction but foi iesult.

Since beginning full time in 198u, aftei incoipoiating in 1977, CNN has ministeieu face-
to-face to millions of men in seminais, iallies, camps, ietieats, chuich seivices, viueos,
iauio, television, satellite bioaucasts, online anu in piint. CNN has millions of books in
piint in uozens of languages. Najoiing In Nen

Cuiiiculum is useu by thousanus of men


in small gioups globally.

It is estimateu that thousanus have ieceiveu }esus Chiist as theii peisonal Savioi anu
Loiu, hunuieus of thousanus of men's lives have been completely changeu, anu theii
maiiiages anu families have been iescueu.

To see men changeu thiough the powei of the uospel is oui goal.

Foi that puipose, to that enu anu foi uou's gloiy, let us each ueteimine to fulfill Bis
calling anu to impact men with the message of Chiistlike manhoou.

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"uou has calleu me to speak with a piophetic voice to the men of this
geneiation anu commissioneu me with a ministiy 'majoiing in men.'

uou has calleu me to speak with a spiiit of euification; given me a ministiy of
ieconciliation; put a woiu in my heait to uiiect, piotect anu coiiect men; to
ueclaie a stanuaiu foi manhoou that is synonymous with Chiistlikeness;
anu to stanu in Chiist's steau, making Bis message applicable to eveiy man
in eveiy nation.

Nay this ventuie in faith that is calleu the Chiistian Nen's Netwoik be a time
in youi life to maximize youi gifts, talents anu ministiy. Togethei let us uo
the woik to which uou has calleu us foi the geneiation of men we seive."





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In 1964, this ministiy was foimeu in the heait of Euwin Louis Cole. Aftei moie than a
uecaue of pastoiing, woiking fulltime on the evangelistic fielu anu uoing summei-long
oveiseas missions, he became the veiy fiist fulltime iegional men's uiiectoi foi his
uenomination. In that position, he iealizeu his uieam of ieaching men foi Chiist
utilizing key men anu opeiating unuei the auspices of the local chuich.

Aftei moie yeais of pastoiing anu evangelism, the piesent ministiy began. In 1977,
sensing the neeu to get focuseu on men, Euwin anu Nancy Cole, togethei with Paul Cole,
incoipoiateu a ministiy oiganization in Califoinia.
In Febiuaiy 198u, at a men's ietieat in the mountains of 0iegon, uou gave Euwin Louis
Cole a "woiu" foi men. It piouuceu such a phenomenal iesponse in men's heaits that,
within two months, the fiist citywiue ially foi men was oiganizeu. In Apiil 198u, S8
men attenueu that fiist citywiue meeting. Fiom those two seemingly small events, the
Chiistian men's movement was igniteu.
The "woiu" Bi. Cole gave the men in 0iegon was that Isiael's five ueauly sins aie the
same five sins that still keep men fiom theii peisonal "Lanu of Piomise." That oiiginal
"woiu" became the basis of the bestselling book, K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<, one of the most
wiuely ieau men's books in the woilu. Twenty yeais latei, leaueis woulu call Eu Cole
the "fathei of the Chiistian men's movement," anu men in 21u nations woulu be using
mateiials foi manhoou cieateu by Eu Cole.

Nonths aftei that fiist 198u ietieat, again at a men's camp, uou spoke to Bi. Cole's heait
to "majoi in men in ministiy." Immeuiately, theie was an effoit maue to gathei some
men to help sponsoi the ministiy. The fiist conceiteu nationwiue effoit in the 0.S. to
ministei to men took place in }uly. While teaching theie, Campbell NcAlpine stateu this
new ministiy woulu become a "new thieshing instiument with a shaip cutting euge,"
baseu on Isaiah 41:1S. At the time, Chiistians weie not thinking about men's ministiy.

In Novembei of 198u, the Boly Spiiit inspiieu people attenuing an inteicessoiy piayei
meeting to ask foi 1u,uuu men in total attenuance at men's meetings the next yeai,
1981. It was a histoiic moment. Aftei the gieat men's piayei movement of the 18Su's
anu the men-only meetings helu by Billy Sunuay at the tuin of the last centuiy, came a
lull in ministiy to men. The neeu was filleu in pait by businessman Bemos Shakaiian
who foimeu the Full uospel Nen's Fellowship of the 196u's anu 7u's. Aftei Full uospel's
laymen-iun meetings weie openeu to women, theie weie no men-only meetings taking
place anu the focus of chuich activities was again on women anu chiluien. In 198u, it
seemeu like a mountain woulu have to be moveu to biing men togethei foi ministiy.

In }anuaiy, 1981, Bi. Cole was ministeiing with two Chiistian television netwoiks,
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ministiy, pastoiing a congiegation, all while launching the ministiy to men.

0n Apiil 24, 1981, a gioup of people met in Califoinia to piay anu help sponsoi the
buigeoning ministiy. Again, one of uou's seivants spoke a piophetic woiu. ueoige 0tis
saiu, "This ministiy is iunning late." Within twenty-foui houis aftei heaiing the
statement, Bi. Cole iesigneu eveiy ministiy with which he was engageu, walkeu into the
chuich wheie he pastoieu, pieacheu a last time, piayeu with the congiegation anu then
maue faiewells.

The following uay, an IBN typewiitei was puichaseu, put in his kitchen with a foui-
uiawei file cabinet, anu the ministiy was unueiway fiom that "office." Soon, a volunteei
secietaiy came to help. She became the "office managei" when anothei peison was
employeu, anu in }uly, 1981, the office was moveu into Bi. Cole's gaiage in Newpoit
Beach, Califoinia. By Septembei, they hau ienteu office space neaiby in Coiona uel Nai,
Califoinia. Local men's meetings weie launcheu acioss the countiy with thousanus of
men attenuing.

In Apiil 1984, in Bouston, Texas, 7,8uu men attenueu the fiist National Chiistian Nen's
Event. In Septembei 1984, the office was moveu to Ballas, Texas. In Novembei 1984,
uou began to impiess on the heaits of all who weie involveu that theie neeueu to be a
"multiplication of the ministiy." Then, in Naich 1986, at the ueuication of a Tulsa
television stuuio, uou gave Bi. Cole the answei. In the same way that Pastoi Willie
ueoige was able to ministei to chiluien in local chuiches thiough viueo, Bi. Cole coulu
ministei to men in the local chuich thiough viueo.

This was Bi. Cole's answei to be able to be a pait of the pastoi's life in uiscipling men
anu to uelivei the life-changing tiuths uou was pouiing out. This meant that, iathei
than having eveiy pastoi oi men's ministei auapt his ministiy to CNN, CNN coulu auapt
its ministiy to the pastoi oi ministei. Nen coulu ministei in theii chuich, home, school,
business, piison oi elsewheie. The ministiy coulu occui any uay of the week, fit into any
scheuule anu be as effective as if it weie being uone in peison.

The Chiistian Nen's viueo Netwoik was launcheu at the 0.S. National Chiistian Nen's
Event in Washington, BC, on }une 7, 1986. Nany of those attenuing gatheieu the next
uay on the Capitol steps to blow a tiumpet anu sounu a note of victoiy that woulu
symbolically caiiy into the heaits of men thioughout the countiy anu the woilu.
Netwoik Centeis weie establisheu in chuiches fiom Naine to Bawaii.

Within weeks, the news tiaveleu inteinationally, anu CNN began to ieceive inquiiies
fiom othei countiies. Seeing the poweiful global impact, Bi. Cole stateu, "The
missionfielu of the futuie is not geogiaphic, it is high technology."

The fiist viueo meetings began in Septembei 1986. The fiist oveiseas campaign was in
Austialia in 0ctobei 1986. By 199S, Chiistian Nen's Netwoik hau 17 inteinational
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effectively coveiing the globe with the message that "manhoou anu Chiistlikeness aie
synonymous."
In 199S, Bi. Cole ietuineu to his ioots at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Be was once a
newsboy on the stieets of Los Angeles. Bis fathei hau been an oiphan anu became a
compulsive gamblei, but his mothei was a giauuate of Aimee Semple NcPheison's
L.I.F.E. Bible College. The Los Angeles Coliseum was the place he hau attenueu with his
paients to watch the 19S4 0lympic games. Be hau gone to spoiting events theie with
his fathei. Be took his wife, Nancy, theie on theii fiist uate to see the 0CLA anu 0iegon
football game. Be anu Nancy attenueu the 1984 0lympic games theie togethei.

Bi. Cole's message on "Youi Woiu is Youi Bonu" hau captivateu Coach Bill NcCaitney in
the miu-198u's. As a iesult, Coach NcCaitney staiteu a ministiy to call men to be
accountable to theii woiu, which he calleu PiomiseKeepeis. Bi. Cole spoke at the fiist
PiomiseKeepeis meeting in Coloiauo, anu eveiy yeai aftei. At the PiomiseKeepeis ially
helu in the L. A. Coliseum, Bi. Cole uiiecteu the ciowu of 7S,uuu men to cheei not foi a
spoits heio, but foi Bi. Cole's heio, }esus. It was one of the ministiy highlights of his life.

In 1998, a global effoit was maue to biing men in fiom aiounu the woilu foi tiaining,
equipping anu commissioning, iesulting in iepiesentatives coming fiom Su nations foi
"Let the Lions Roai!" In 1997, the Najoiing In Nen

cuiiiculum was launcheu anu in


1998 the fiist men weie commissioneu as "missionaiies to the men of the woilu."

By autumn of 1998, CNN hau offices in S4 nations. Thousanus of men attenueu monthly
viueo meetings, anu hunuieus of thousanus of books weie uistiibuteu in uozens of
languages. By 1999, the Netwoik hau giown to 7u inteinational offices anu many moie
men commissioneu, all of whom hau completeu the cuiiiculum anu all of whom
ieceiveu a swoiu as the emblem.

In 2uuu, Nancy Coibett Cole was calleu home aftei a long fight with pulmonaiy fibiosis.
Euwin Louis Cole continueu ciicling the globe in 2uu1, ministeiing with Robeit Baiiigei
in Peiu anu Aigentina, Euuy Leo in Inuonesia anu many otheis. In Aigentina, he
sustaineu the fiist health issue of his auult life when he bioke his back fiom a fall. Eaily
in 2uu2, the uiagnosis came that he hau multiple myeloma cancei. Bi. Cole fought the
uisease foi months until on August 27, 2uu2 he was ieuniteu with his wife Nancy in the
piesence of the Loiu.

Bi. Cole stateu of the ministiy:

"Why uoes CNN have such an inteinational impact. Because the Netwoik
woiks! The tiuths we teach on ministiy to men come fiom yeais of
expeiience anu success. Foi yeais, we have seen men follow the patteins
anu piinciples taught. They have uiamatically impacteu families,
businesses, chuiches, communities anu even entiie nations.

"It is oui puipose anu oui piayei that the Netwoik will impact men

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thioughout the woilu. The ventuie of faith, which it is, was initiateu by
uou to multiply the ministiy to men, which Be so soveieignly staiteu in
198u with just S8 men. It is uou's Netwoik, uou's men anu uou's ministiy
foi oui geneiation."

"Spiiitual sons" woiluwiue iallieu to the challenge given by Bi. Cole: B0ILB NEN RAISE
S0NS. By 2uuS, the movement was giowing aiounu the woilu, using one of the most
poweiful cuiiiculum tools foi men evei cieateu, testeu globally foi two uecaues. The
"sons" ciissciosseu the globe to speak at chuiches anu men's confeiences. Najoiing In
Nen

was tianslateu into new languages anu publisheu in moie countiies.



In August 2u12, CNN celebiateu SS yeais of ministiy. By that yeai, in Inuonesia alone,
moie than 2Su,uuu men hau completeu "Naximizeu Nanhoou" weekenus, which
iesulteu in tens of thousanus of Nuslim men being won to Chiist. In Peiu, 18,uuu men
hau been commissioneu by completing the cuiiiculum. Fiom the Peiu base, eveiy
nation in South Ameiica anu many in Cential Ameiica have staiteu men's gioups with
the cuiiiculum. In Biazil, thousanus of tiaineu leaueis aie ieaching theii nation.

In 0ganua, the entiie nation ieuuceu the AIBS epiuemic. Leaueis cieuit Bi. Cole's
tiavels theie uuiing the 199us, fiom which he wiote impassioneu letteis on the
uespeiate neeu foi the message of sexual puiity to stop the AIBS epiuemic. A "uloiy of
viiginity" movement was staiteu unuei the leaueiship of Alex Nitala. "uL0vIN0"
biought national healing anu cieateu a mouein phenomenon, iecognizeu by global
leaueis.

Bi. Cole influenceu men who have become the pastois of some of the laigest chuiches
in the woilu. It is haiu to finu a majoi leauei who has not ieau K'L2;2M.< K'7)##< oi
been influenceu by the ministiy to men. The yeai he won the Supeibowl, Coach }oe
uibbs saiu, "I've ieau thiee books this yeai, my Bible, my playbook, anu K'L2;2M.<
K'7)##<." The late football Ball-of-Famei Reggie White was uiiving acioss his state to
file foi uivoice when he fiist ieau K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<. Be saiu, "Eu Cole saveu my
maiiiage, saveu my life." Actoi Chuck Noiiis saiu, "You can still be mentoieu by his
books touay." The vibiancy of the ministiy touay affiims it.



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"Suiely the Loiu uou will uo nothing, but Be ievealeth Bis seciet unto Bis
seivants the piophets" Amos S:7.

! Piiests speak to uou about people.
! Piophets speak to people about uou.
! Kings iule by ability to seive.

A fathei must speak fiist to uou about his chiluien befoie he speaks to his
chiluien about uou.

! Inuiffeience is a foim of iebellion.
! The basic ministiy of pastois is to uisciple men.
! All tiuth is confiontational.
! Ciiteiion of spiiituality is the love of tiuth.

Antichiist will gain powei to biing "peace anu safety."

uangs aie foimeu fiom the fatheiless.

Why uo we neeu a men's ministiy.

The answei: Foi Raising up Fatheis!
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"Anu when I became a man, I put away chiluish things" 1 Coiinthians 1S:11.


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In Amos S:7, the woiu of uou says, "Suiely, the Loiu u0B will uo nothing, but he
ievealeth his Seciet unto his seivants the piophets."
Whatevei uou is going to uo in the woilu, Be makes it known thiough Bis
piophets. People heai the woiu of the Loiu thiough the piophet because the Chuich is
built on the ministiy of the woiu of the apostles anu piophets.
V=95 Y9F>F <D;9C Z9 <D;9 DF B=9 O?7O=9BC O?49FB D5: c45@" &69?E ;D5
599:F B7 L9 B=9 O?7O=9BC O?49FB D5: c45@ 45 =4F =7;9" Piiests speak fiom the people
to uou. Piophets speak fiom uou to the people. Kings iule oi leau by the ability to seive.
This is the ieason foi the statement that no man has the iight to talk to his chiluien
about uou until he has fiist talkeu to uou about his chiluien. Eveiy man neeus to be able
to speak piophetically to his chiluien. uou ieveals Bis seciets to the piophets who then
give waining oi counsel oi ievelation, whatevei it may be, fiom uou to the woilu.
When the Woiu of the Loiu is iejecteu anu iebelleu against, it biings
consequences. Theie aie many kinus of iebellion. Inuiffeience is a foim of iebellion.
The Bible says in Ezekiel that they came to heai the Woiu of the Loiu, to heai some new
song oi some new ievelation, but they hau no intention of uoing what the woiu saiu.
(Ezekiel SS:S2) They weie inuiffeient to the woiu anu, as such, they weie iebellious.
Inuepenuence can be a viitue oi a vice. Foi the piouigal son, his uesiie foi
inuepenuence maue him willfully uisiegaiu the wishes of his mothei, the piayeis of his
mothei anu the will of his fathei. (Luke 1S:11-S2) It was iebelliousness. Be squanueieu
his entiie life's inheiitance. The stoiy of the piouigal unueiscoies the piinciple is that
you pay the highest piice foi the lowest way of living. The high piice that he paiu was
that he was ieuuceu to living on a level beneath that of animals. Even the animals ate of
the pous of the peas, but he only ate the husks. The piouigal liveu on the lowest level of
life.
Rebellion can be a foim of witchciaft, accoiuing to Sciiptuie. (1 Samuel 1S:2S)
Rebellion takes uiffeient foims. In 0klahoma City some yeais ago, an explosion
uecimateu pait of a builuing, uevastating the people anu causing loss of life. It put the
whole city in shock. The absolute iuiocy of that uisastei came fiom the insanity of a
peison who uelibeiately uiu it, thinking he was uoing goou. It is such peiveisity. A
heinous ciime committeu by someone who takes gloiy in it is an abeiiation to a noimal
kinu of life. It is not even an abnoimality. It is an absolute insanity.
That leaus me to what I want to biing to you touay. Let's talk about ministiy to
men. What is it anu why uo we uo it.
Fiist of all, an emphasis on ministiy to men came into the woilu in the late
197u's not as a iesult of the feminist movement, but as a soveieign move of uou. People
askeu about men's ministiy, "Is this a male uominance teaching. Is this something that
is taking us back befoie the libeiation of women." The answei is no! /5 M959F4F (X!1C
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&D?B=" When Eve came into being, Be gave him the iesponsibility as the stewaiu to
guiue, guaiu anu govein the family. Biiect, piotect, coiiect. Nouiish, cheiish, aumonish.
Be the piophet, piiest anu king. That is Auam's iesponsibility.
0vei a peiiou of time, howevei, men faileu to iesponu to this commanu, which is
uue to the sin of omission. Theie aie two kinus of sins in the woilu. 0ne is the sin of
omission, anu the othei is the sin of commission. Inteiestingly enough, most people
think you go to Bell because of what you uo. That's not tiue. You go to Bell because of
what you <#7D( uo. By not believing on the Loiu }esus Chiist, you'ie not saveu. As a
iesult of what you uon't uo, you winu up uoing uumb, stupiu, asinine, silly, sinful stuff.
Those sins aie the eviuence of what you haven't uone, which is the sin of omission. This
is the basic sin of humanity.
Nen aie subject to the sin of omission. In the Chuich, we have founu that we can
uevelop pieventive piogiams foi chiluien, iehabilitation foi youth, uevelopment foi
women, but when you senu them back to a home wheie the man has not changeu, you
still have the same olu pioblem.
Some people have askeu, "Is what you teach simply foi men to enjoy themselves
at the expense of women." The answei is no! Ny wife says it best: bJ95TF ;454FB?E 4F D
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Being a male is a mattei of biith anu being a man is a mattei of choice. When the
male becomes a man, it allows the woman to become the woman that uou cieateu hei
to be. 0ntil then, she has to make up anu compensate foi what is his sin of omission. So
women love ieal ministiy to men. Women buy books foi men. We just give one piece of
auvice: "Bon't unueiline the books, then hanu them to youi husbanu." That's all.
Someone has to teach men what men weie nevei taught befoie. We teach
chiluien anu we teach youth. We teach women how to hanule themselves anu theii
families. But nobouy teaches a man how to be a man oi what it is to be a man. Nen's
ministiy is simply tiying to uo what uou has given us in Bis Woiu.
So, if men get togethei anu foim a stuuy gioup, is that a homosexual kinu of
thing. 0f couise not! It's a uouly thing. It's a manly thing. It's a ieal thing. It's simply
being a man. That's all it is. Why shoulu a man have to go out anu get uiunk anu smoke
cigais anu whoie aiounu with piostitutes in oiuei to piove he's a man. That uoesn't
make him a man. That just pioves he's a sinnei. It just ieinfoices that fact that he is in
neeu of a Savioi!
Auam was in the uaiuen of Euen. uou wanteu to be a fathei anu Auam wanteu to
be a son. uou tolu Auam what to uo. Be saiu to take anything in the gaiuen, just uon't
touch that one tiee. Anu so what uiu Auam uo. Be toucheu that one tiee. Sciiptuie says
that by man, sin enteieu into the woilu. (Romans S:12) M7: =98: B=9 ;D5
?9FO75F4L89C D5: Z9 =78:F B=9 ;D5 ?9FO75F4L89 B7:DE" In many of oui chuiches,
people aie counseling fiustiateu women. But if they nevei ueal with the man, they senu
the women back wheie the same olu pioblem is. So if you want to go foi the solution to
the pioblem, you have to go to the beginning wheie uou uealt with the man.

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The wonueiful thing is that aftei the fiist Auam uenieu iesponsibility foi his
actions, uou sent anothei Auam. }esus is the last Auam, the Bible says. When }esus came
to this Eaith, Be uiun't just accept iesponsibility foi Bis own actions, but Be accepteu
iesponsibility foi the actions of the entiie woilu.
Anothei aspect of men's ministiy is the question, "Is it a necessaiy pait of a
pastoi's poitfolio." Well, B=9 A=789 M?9DB -7;;4FF475 4F B7 @7 D5: ;Dc9 :4F<4O89F 7R
D88 5DB475F" .=DBTF B=9 LDF4< ;454FB?E 7R D ODFB7?" Bis basic ministiy isn't to uevelop
missionaiy piogiams anu appoint youth pastois anu associate pastois. Bis basic
ministiy is making uisciples of the men of his congiegation. That's why chuiches with
pastois who majoi in men in ministiy have a majoiity of the congiegation who aie men.
Theie aie mateiial benefits to seiving uou. Theie aie iesiuual benefits foi puisuing the
piopei basic couise uou has calleu us to puisue. Foi example, when you get the man in
the chuich, anu he's taught to be a stewaiu of the totality of his life, then the chuich
uoesn't get just the tithe on the woman's gioceiy money. The chuich ieceives the tithe
on the man's gioss income. We uon't neeu special offeiings if all the men aie tithing.
Counseling fiustiateu women, uealing with iebellious youth, teaching uistuibeu
chiluien, all staits to ueciease when you have men who aie puisuing Chiistlike
manhoou as the husbanus anu fatheis of those women anu chiluien. The pastoi's ability
to uo missions, community outieaches, anu have volunteeis foi the neeus of the chuich
incieases as men aie uisciple anu tiaineu.
Nen neeu to leain the tiuth. Teaching men tiuth can be inspiiational anu
instiuctional. It can be confiontational. 0ne of the things that the chuich has to
iecognize, anu the woilu shies away fiom, is the fact that all tiuth is confiontational.
Tiue men's ministiy confionts men with tiuth anu calls foi change. We uon't ministei
foi ieaction; we ministei foi iesults. Ninisteis have to confiont people with tiuth.
People can avoiu tiuth. People can ciicumvent tiuth. People can ueny tiuth. But if you
want to change peisonally, then you have to accept tiuth. You have to ieceive tiuth. uou
teaches us in the Bible that the love of the tiuth is the ciiteiion of spiiituality. You aie
not spiiitual because you go to chuich oi ieau youi Bible oi pay tithes oi teach a class.
The ciiteiion of spiiituality is because you love tiuth.
Love of the tiuth was the uiffeience between King Saul anu King Baviu. The Bible
saiu that when King Saul heaiu tiuth, he blameu the people. Be justifieu himself by
blaming the people foi what happeneu. But when Nathan confionteu King Baviu, King
Baviu fell on his face in sackcloth anu ashes anu iepenteu. People have histoiically saiu
that Baviu is a man aftei uou's own heait because he iepenteu of his sin. That's not
coiiect. Baviu was a man aftei uou's own heait because he loveu tiuth. Anu, because he
loveu tiuth, when he heaiu tiuth, he iepenteu. Bis iepentance was the eviuence of his
love of the tiuth. So you sit heie touay anu you'ie confionteu with tiuth, anu you ueny
it, you absolve youiself of iesponsibility foi it, you shovel it off onto someone else, anu
whatevei you want to uo to it, you can uo it. But if you love tiuth, then you will act on
that tiuth. Anu, what is not tiuth, you will iepent of anu get it out of youi life. You
embiace tiuth because whatevei you love, you want to make it a pait of youi life.

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Anothei question we might ask about men's ministiy is, "Why shoulu we invest
in it. Why shoulu we suppoit it. Why shoulu we be iuentifieu with it. Why shoulu we
be pait of it." When men's ministiy fiist took off, theie was a statement wiitten in the
classic men's book, K'L2;2M.< K'7)##<, which saiu, "The absentee fathei is the cuise of
oui uay." Fifteen yeais latei, the pioblem was no longei the absentee fathei, but the
main pioblem became fatheilessness. National peiiouicals began talking about
Ameiica's fatheilessness. Anu eveiywheie you tuin, in both the seculai anu the sacieu
society, eveiybouy's has aumitteu that the pioblem feeuing ciime touay, anu causing
many of society's uisoiueis, ieally is geneiateu by fatheilessness in the home. Aboition
is geneiateu by fatheilessness in the home. Bivoice is geneiateu by fatheilessness in
the home. So the main pioblems we face touay come uown to one thing:
"fatheilessness."
Foi that veiy ieason, we neeu to invest in men's ministiy. Foi eveiy pioblem
that man cieates, uou pioviues a solution foi the uilemma. Biun't Be uo it in the uaiuen
of Euen. Anu hasn't Be uone it evei since then.
Fatheilessness is the cuise of oui uay. At the enu of Woilu Wai I, because so
many ueiman fatheis weie killeu uuiing the wai, that nation became known as a
fatheiless nation. It was full of uisenfianchiseu, alienateu, uevastateu young men anu
women who weie without the uisciplinaiian, the mentoi, the iole mouel, the passing on
of the legacy fiom the fathei to the son anu to the uaughtei. Into that vacuum came a
man who saiu ueimany woulu be the new fatheilanu. Bitlei came along anu playeu
exactly to the voiu in the young men's lives. Be built his stiength anu netwoik baseu on
the ienegaue youth of that society, stemming fiom the lack anu voiu of a fathei image.
The fathei image was manipulateu by Nazi ueimany to fill the voiu in men's heaits so
that they woulu be motivateu to cieate atiocities anu uo things that noimally men
woulu not uo. Fatheihoou was the gieatest lack in theii life.
In piesenting this to ueimany at that time, Bitlei hau a thieefolu basis foi what
he calleu the "new fatheilanu." It was baseu on family, tiauitional values, anu the unity
of the countiy. Those weie the thiee piongs that foimeu the basis of what he piesenteu
to ueimany to ieciuit people. Be embiaceu Chiistianity even. Because they believeu
that, they also believeu in him. Bitlei taught that goveinment was the one that hau
faileu society. Because of that, they neeueu a new society. Bo you know what he calleu
it. Be calleu it the "goou society." It was nevei calleu National Socialism until aftei he
became the chancelloi. Bitlei accepteu a thieefolu iesponsibility to those young people
to guiue, guaiu anu govein. Biiect, piotect, coiiect. Be uiu it accoiuing to the agenua
anu the puipose that he hau ueviseu foi the countiy with himself as the fathei. But, by
calling it the fatheilanu, that absolveu him of iesponsibility foi the atiocities anu the
ciimes that he committeu because then it became the iesponsibility of the piogiam anu
not his. So he justifieu himself by blaming the fatheilanu, anu the people in it.
Now, let's go to Woilu Wai II. Russia comes along. 0f eveiy one thousanu men
who went to wai in Woilu Wai II, in Russia, only seventeen came home. 0f that
seventeen, only thiee weie not wounueu, maimeu oi ciippleu. Anu so aftei Woilu Wai
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began just like Bitlei hau. Be began to appeal to the youth. Anu as he appealeu to the
youth anu pioviueu them with a new thing, just like Bitlei, he pitteu the young against
the olu, anu the bouigeoisie against the pioletaiiat. Stalin uiu this with a communist
philosophy, but he also piomoteu some of the same things, such as an anti-goveinment
sentiment. Be wanteu to piouuce socialism wheie they weie all uepenuent upon the
leaueis. So what he uevelopeu actually was a feuual system of piinces anu seifs.
If you know the iesult of communism when it fell, you know that the communist
leaueis liveu like piinces, kings anu queens while the iest iemaineu ignoiant in a classic
sense anu weie simply seifs. 0nuei Stalin, the people hau no inuepenuent
entiepieneuiial attituue. They hau no basis foi making money. They weie entiiely
uepenuent upon the goveinment: the veiy goveinment that they hau uevelopeu fiom
an anti-goveinment attituue in oiuei to get iiu of the pievious goveinment. They weie
left with a substitute society that was woise than the one that they hau befoie. It's
inteiesting that Stalin uevelopeu the piogiam to guiue, guaiu anu govein. Bave you
evei heaiu that befoie. uuiue, guaiu anu govein. Theie it was. The same iuentical thing.
Stalin was a heio to the young just like Bitlei was a heio to the young. They wanteu
someone to follow.
Why shoulu we be conceineu about a ministiy to men touay. Because touay,
Ameiica is becoming a fatheiless nation. Bitlei anu Stalin came fiom countiies that
weie a fatheiless nation, anu countiies that weie feu the anti-goveinment sentiment of
the alienateu, uisenfianchiseu young men. Those men weie able to cause the young to
follow them in theii philosophy, anu buy into it with a pitting of classes against one
anothei, anu pitting of iaces against one anothei. Bitlei was the most iacist of all men
on the face of the Eaith. Be believeu that the }ews weie enemies of the Aiyan iace anu
that they neeueu to be extinguisheu anu obliteiateu fiom the face of the Eaith. Anu of
couise we know about the fact that six million of them weie obliteiateu.
Why shoulu we be conceineu. Why is a ministiy neeueu foi men touay. Let me
give you anothei ieason. The Bible talks about the sons of Belial. When it talks about the
sons of Belial, it's talking about young men, oi women, who became pieuatois of people.
In the concoiuance, it says that Belial is an 0lu Testament teim uesignating a peison as
uouless oi lawless, anu as coiiupt oi peiveiteu, a iebel, a sounuless, anu a woithless
peison, a woithless iogue. These young people aie those who became membeis of
gangs. Anu touay we aie seeing in oui countiy of Ameiica, anu inueeu aiounu the
woilu, a piolifeiation of gangs.
0pen the newspapei anu you will see that theie aie gangs in subuiban aieas, in
the ghetto anu eveiywheie. uangs aie piolifeiating anu almost all gang membeis aie
ieciuiteu by whom. Fatheiless young people, male oi female. In Chicago, they hau
thiity thousanu gang membeis maich on City Ball anu announce that they weie
foiming a new political paity in Ameiica, anu that they weie going to inteiface with
othei gangs acioss the countiy. They hopeu to have two million membeis in theii paity
maue up entiiely of gang membeis in oiuei to affect the election in this countiy. It's
inteiesting how politicians who live by piefeience will always acquiesce to those who
they think have the powei. Can you believe that two people wanteu to iun foi the office

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in Chicago being put theie by gangs, nominateu by gangs, suppoiteu by gangs, anu they
saw that that was the way that they coulu achieve theii uieam of becoming a city
councilman.
uangs aie piolifeiating. Touay in Italy, they have a pioblem with Chinese gangs
that aie impoiteu. In Noscow, gangs blackmaileu people in business anu almost took
ovei fiom the politicians. Why is that a majoi concein. Why aie we talking about that.
It's foi a veiy obvious ieason. The Bible says that theie is going to come a uay when
theie is a peison who is calleu the antichiist. We know he is going to iun foi woilu
office on a platfoim of peace anu safety. We uon't know who he is, but let's look at what
he coulu potentially uo, baseu on touay's facts. In Ameiica, we have acquiesceu to the
0niteu Nations. In senuing oui tioops oveiseas, we have committeu ouiselves to 0N
authoiity. We aie no longei the authoiity we useu to be. If that can happen, then it
woulu not be a veiy haiu thing foi someone to be piomoteu by the 0niteu Nations as a
new woilu leauei in oiuei to piouuce peace anu safety. If the law-abiuing citizeniy all
ovei the woilu will give one peison theii powei, he can take it anu cause the gangs that
aie now aiounu the woilu, who aie the sons of Belial, to be his political paity, to put
uown the soliu citizeniy of the woilu, anu that's how he coulu gain the powei to iule as
the antichiist.
The Bible talks about the image that is going to be cieateu. That's not some vase
in a hole in a wall. That's not some figuiine that people bow to. The image in oui woilu
is being cieateu by Nauison Ave on television. In the Ameiican elections, it has been
saiu that canuiuates aie not iunning on the issues of the countiy but they aie being
voteu on the basis of the image they pioject on viueo scieens. In that scenaiio, issues
aie no longei valiu; it's now images. You anu I both know the powei of images. Youi son
comes to you anu says, I want to go to the stoie anu buy such anu such. I saw it on
television. When he comes to you because of what he saw on television, anu wants you
to buy it foi him, then you puichase what he saw, you have boweu to that image. You
buy the cai you see on television, you buy the toothpaste you see on television, anu
eveiy time you uo, you bow that image. So it's the image that has to be cieateu.
Wheie is the image of fatheis. uangs aie basically foimeu out of young men anu
women who have been fatheiless. By "fatheiless," it just means that they hau no fathei
oi fathei figuie at home. If theie is going to be an answei, it has to be in iaising up men
who aie fatheis; it has to be in no longei abanuoning oui iesponsibility but accepting it.
The fathei always sets the atmospheie in the home. Fatheiing is the most
impoitant ministiy in the family when it comes to iaising a noimal society. We neeu
fatheis!
Look at the peiveisity, the iuiocy, the sheei insanity of the heinous bombing in
0klahoma City. We now iealize that piolifeiating thioughout oui countiy aie young
men who have joineu a militia, anu this militia is anti-goveinment. Any movement that's
out to oveithiow goveinment, moie often than not, is baseu on myths. Anu what these
new guius who aie foiming the militias aie telling aie myths about the goveinment anu
myths about the chuich anu myths about people. They aie taking these that have been

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uisappointeu in theii paients, uisenfianchiseu by theii homes, have been alienateu by
theii goveinment, anu playing upon theii bitteiness oi theii feeling of isolation anu
saying "Bey, we've got the answei foi you; join us; tiain with us, anu we'll be able to
change society." They feeu that to the point wheie a man will blow up a builuing like the
feueial builuing in 0klahoma City feeling as though he is uoing uou a seivice. The
inteiesting thing is that some of these militiamen have taken theii cause uiiectly fiom
Sciiptuie. But uou saiu it best when Be wiote it with a fingei on the tablet, "Thou shalt
not kill." That commanu has nevei changeu fiom that uay to this. It's still the same.
Now, if the solution is going to begin, wheie is it going to begin. It's going to
begin in the house of the Loiu because the feai of the Loiu in the woilu comes fiom the
Chuich. Wheie the feai of the Loiu is lacking in the Chuich, theie's no feai of the Loiu in
the woilu. The Bible says in Acts 9:S1, that walking in the feai of the Loiu anu in the
comfoit of the Boly uhost, multituues weie auueu to the chuich. Why uo you pieach the
gospel. Because it takes the feai of the Loiu to stiike to the heait of man anu to cause
him to want to change his ways. Bow uo you get the feai of the Loiu. You get somebouy
that will stanu up with a confiontational ministiy anu ueclaie the counsel of uou.
Why uo you neeu men's ministiy. Why uoes the woilu neeu the Chiistian Nen's
Netwoik. Why uo you neeu to join anu be a pait of ministiy to men. Why am I speaking
the way I am to you. It's because the most ciitical neeu in oui nation touay is a voice
that speaks to men in answei to the fatheilessness of oui countiy. Anu if somebouy
uoesn't uo it, oui nation anu oui woilu aie in foi a gieat cataclysmic catastiophe that
will leau us uiiectly to Aimageuuon.
Touay's men's movement was iaiseu up by uou to speak with this kinu of voice.
By the help of the Boly Spiiit, we neeu to be stiiieu in oui spiiits, commanueu out of
oui complacency, challengeu out of oui comfoit zone, stoppeu fiom oui petty little
pipsqueak patteins, anu we neeu men to stanu up. We neeu men who will say, "When I
became a man, I put away chiluish things!" (1 Coi 1S:11) We neeu men who will be the
fatheis who answei the challenge, "Ye have ten thousanu instiuctois in Chiist, yet have
ye not many fatheis." (1 Coi 4:1S) We neeu men to be taught to be ieal men!


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The pastoi uisciples the man, the man uisciples the family. Psalm 78:1-8
Beuteionomy 6, 7 anu 8Reveal uou as supeinatuial supply
Beuteionomy 6:4-12

RESP0NSIBILITIES F0R TBE NAN IN TBE B0NE:
Piophet, Piiest, King
uuiue, uuaiu, uovein
Biiect, Piotect, Coiiect
Nouiish, Cheiish, Aumonish

Nen's ministiies in the chuich succeeu oi fail on the basis of the leaueiship of the
pastoi. Luke 16:12

TBREE ESSENTIAL INuREBIENTS IN FAITBF0LNESS:
Constancy
Loyalty
Submission

TBE u0AL 0F BRINuINu NEN T0uETBER:
Biscipling the man foi the puipose of evangelizing the woilu
EvANuELISN: The natuial outgiowth of spiiitual matuiity
TBE N0TIvATI0N F0R LEABINu S00LS T0 CBRIST: An outgiowth of the
love of uou in youi heait

IBENTIFICATI0NTBE BASIC ISS0E 0F CBRISTIANITY
We aie iuentifieu with Chiist by Woiu, Bloou anu Spiiit.

Pattein: IBENTIFICATI0NINv0LvENENTINvESTNENTINCREASE
Some people have a talent foi heaiing the Woiu but have nevei submitteu
themselves to a local chuich. }ohn 1S:8

Biing men into iuentification with youi men's ministiy, which causes them
to be involveu. Then they will invest, anu the chuich ieaps the inciease.





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0ne of the gieatest neeus in a chuich is to "majoi in men." Nost chuiches uevelop
ongoing ministiy to chiluien, youth, college anu caieei, young auults, single auults,
women anu even oluei auults befoie cieating anything substantial foi the men.
Those chuiches that "majoi in men" aie moially stiong, active in the community,
well funueu anu giowing.

"Nen's ministiy" iequiies an ongoing ministiy consisting of tiaining, equipping,
uiscipling anu mentoiing men with a plan foi spiiitually employing them.

The following self-test is a piivate evaluation to ieveal how healthy youi men's
ministiy is anu what youi iole as pastoi oi "shepheiu" of men is. It may also give
you iueas to help you fulfill Chiist's Commission to "Nake uisciples of all men.."

1. Do you know exactly how many men attend your church? Score 10 ______
2. Does a mens leader lead the men? Score 5 ______
3. Does the pastor lead or help lead the men? Score 10 ______
4. Is there a monthly mens meeting? Score 5 ______
5. How many of the men tithe?
0-25% Score 5 ______
26-50% Score 10 ______
51-75% Score 15 ______
76-100% Score 20 ______
6. Do you have an accountability system to monitor the men? Score 20 ______
7. Besides fellowship, do you have a discipling class for men? Score 10 ______
8. How many of the men fulfill a specific role in the church?
0-25% Score 5 ______
26-50% Score 10 ______
51-75% Score 15 ______
76-100% Score 20 ______

BONUS: Score 10 each if you have any of the following:
! Annual planned mens mission trip ______
! Fatherless ministry ______
! Rites of passage ministry for young men ______
! Regular mens prayer for pastor ______
! Special training materials for men ______
! Community ministry by mens groups ______
! Someone to whom you (the leader) are personally accountable ______
! Men in every ministry or outreach of the church ______
Add score here: ______
RATE YOURSELF
0-20 points ............. Do not pass GO, call CMN!
25-40 points ........... You have males, not men.
45-80 points ........... Theres hope for your vision.
85-100 points ......... You have the foundation for a huge mens ministry
105-150 points ....... You could write a book for men!
150+ points ............ Contact CMN immediately, we need you!

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