Training and Development
We are at a crucial time in history where Men of God must step-up, lead and become men of action! We are called to become REAL men who Reject Passivity; Embrace our Identity in Christ; Accept Responsibility; and Lead Courageously.
Our goals are to provide men with important tools and resources to improve their skills of becoming more effective as Godly husbands, fathers, leaders and marketplace ministers.
Here are some of the initiatives the district is undertaking to meet these goals:
It’s time to engage God like never before. Time to learn a new set of skills and step up our game as we change the landscape of men’s ministry. There will be no move of God without Men of God. It’s time.
Making Disciples Not Just Converts
Jesus built a core team. Christ as mentor plus 12 regular guys and there you have it: “13” men changed the world. Project 13 is a truly Jesus-based system for the purpose of growing healthy Christ followers. As with the original 13, MEN WILL MATURE from pre-believers to leaders through one-on-one TRUST BASED relationships. Not mere theory, CHURCHES IN NORTH TEXAS ARE ALREADY SEEING MEN’S MINISTRY EXPLODE AND FEELING THE IMPACT OF “DISCIPLESHIP WITH ACCOUNTABILITY!”
- -93% of men who make a decision for Christ bring their entire family into the faith.
- -Yet, in 9 out of 10 fellowships in America, specific MINISTRY TO MEN is non-existent.
- -Has a potentially explosive stockpile of kingdom resource- Faithful Men- been concealed ‘below our radar?
This toolkit provides presentation materials to effectively cast vision and communicate a plan. The frustration of not knowing where to start or how to proceed with Men’s Ministry is resolved through detailed examples. Project 13 is a means by which men are mentored into mature and healthy believers able to help shoulder God’s vision in your local faith community through “three strategies:”
- 1.Soft Entry Points: connects men in no stress, non threatening “hang out” opportunities so they can “belong”.
- 2.Growth Strategy: connects men to men for discipleship with accountability.
- 3.Activate: Lays out a proactive their energies toward purposeful “behavior”.
In addition, the Project 13 approach is flexible and easily morphs to “the DNA of the local church.” The road map is scalable to large and small congregations and isn’t dependent on financial funding.
For too long, the pastor or church staff alone carried the majority of the ministry load in a “pull”system. The solution is to equip, empower, and delegate men to do the work of the ministry. A “win-win” spiritual bio system can be birthed and perpetuated as the “13” vision spreads and men lead other men into meaningful discipleship.
Men’s Ministry facilitators are prepared and ready to train your team step by step with details to jump start your local Project 13 plant. Written resources and coaching are available through NTD. For more information email Robert Kennedy, District Men’s Ministry Director at:RKennedy@Northtexas.ag