Ideas for Men’s Ministry and Mission (27-12)

Ideas for Men’s Ministry and Mission
Mark Abernathy

How to Equip Men for Ministry
1. Where to Begin in Equipping Men for Ministry
• Discover each man’s unique makeup for ministry
• Use a spiritual gifts discovery instrument
• Match men with ministry
• Equip and encourage men as they serve

2. Areas for Involving Men for Ministry
• Teach Sunday School
• Work with the Youth/Royal Ambassadors
• Staff community clothes closet or food pantry
• Provide lawn care for senior adults
• Help with church building and grounds maintenance

How To Extend Men on Mission
1. Ways to Extend Men on Mission
• Handyman ministry
• Habitat for Humanity
• Firewood ministry
• Meals-on-Wheels ministry
• Garden ministry
• Correctional ministry

2. Other Ways to Extend Men on Mission
• State-sponsored volunteer mission projects (District Ministry for Men, Local Associations, Disaster Relief)
• National volunteer mission projects (Office of Partnership Missions —National Missions Board
• International volunteer mission projects (Office of Partnership Missions—International Mission Board, Cooperative Fellowship)

Monthly Men’s Ministry Meetings Sample
Designed for a Two-Hour Meeting
• Welcome & Prayer Meal (25 min)
• Promotion of upcoming missions and ministry opportunities (5 min)
• Reports from Small Groups and/or Ministry Groups (10 min)
• Music/Singing (10 min)
• Spiritual Challenge (20 min)
• Bible Teaching or other Spiritual Development (see resources) — or — Missions Speaker
• Small group (3-4) discussion on speaker (with questions) (15 min)
• Music/Singing (10 min)
• Testimony (10 min)
• Sharing of prayer requests (5 min)
• Small group prayer time (10 min)
• Dismiss

Total: 2 hours (including meal)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday Night 6:30 – 8:30

The above article, “Ideas for Men’s Ministry and Mission” was written by Mark Abernathy. The article was excerpted from web site. April 2018.

The material is copyrighted and should not be reprinted under any other name or author. However, this material may be freely used for personal study or research purposes.

This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”