10 Jun How To Get A Men's Ministry Going…The FUN Way
GIVE SUNDAYS A MASCULINE TUNE-UP
Make Sundays a man-friendly environment. Offer a sermon series that connects with guys. Power tools work great as sermon props — once I used a chainsaw (with the chain removed). When we started it, I had everyone’s attention!
Deck out your platform with stuff guys like. Churches have used Mini-Coopers, boxing rings, goal posts and fishing boats.
You might even want to shake things up like when Pastor Curt Seaburg rode his Harley to the platform for a Sunday message or when Pastor Greg Ford stepped into a boxing ring with a boxer for a fundraiser for Emerge Ministries.
Start with Father’s Day. “Go for the Guys Sunday Action Plan” is a free resource to help you plan an awesome day from churchformen.com. Use this day to create momentum that you can capture with a small group or your next men’s trip or event.
JUMP START YOUR MEN’s Ministry WITH A TRIP
Skeet shooting, fishing and hunting trips, ball games, and Nascar events are good ways to build energy and relationships that can get a guy’s faith started.
An event that makes this super easy is AdventureFest. This weekend in June happens near Raystown Lake with guys camping (tailgate style), good food, big campfires, awesome music, challenging speakers, and lots of fun and adrenaline (adventuremen.com).
The energy is in overdrive at the fall men’s conference. This year’s GO! Men’s Conference will take place in Camp Hill with 1,500+ men. This is a great way to get guys in gear with their faith. Check out a sample of Chaplain Black’s message from last year.