What a thrill to be able to tell you about the door God has opened for me in these past few months. I am so humbled, undeserving, and excited to be able to share this message with you AND to seek your partnership in prayer with me. While staring at a God-sized glorious opportunity, Satan will do all he can to sidetrack, discourage, and outright sink this ship. As a result, I am imploring you to join me in the prayer battle for the hearts of the individuals I am about to share with if you believe in this message as I do.
God has opened a door for me to become the Executive Director of Men’s Ministry Catalyst (MMC). This ministry was founded in 1981 by Dr. Jim Grassi. His calling was to present a strong clarion call for men to return to authentic, Biblical manhood, through discipleship with Jesus Christ. It is a call for men to engage as the spiritual leaders of their homes, in their churches, in their workplaces, and in their communities.
MMC proposes that the best way to do this is to collaborate directly with pastors and church leaders. This allows Pastors to have the same kind of support that Moses had with Aaron and Hur (Exodus 17:12) as men come along side of them as fully engaged leadership in the local church. As men lead and learn to become mentors, the church will grow under the multiplication effect of “each one brings one”.
Why pray – why now? Several reasons:
The culture has changed so much. It is deteriorating quickly and drastically as you know. Sodom and Gomora are not just a nasty Biblical story any longer. We cannot stand by and do nothing while our culture continues this rapid decline. Since the 1960s our political, social, and educational systems have been under attack and moving away from the Judeo/Christian values we hold as foundational to being blessed of God.
Men are under attack. For years men’s roles have been belittled on TV in the sitcoms, now being redefined by the progressives, and under constant attack by the radical left. Now men are confused about their role in the family — if they are in the family — and if the family includes their own biological children. We have not even brought up how we should be men of God in workplace or in our community. As you can see, it is really confusing.
The Bible is clear, however. There is hope and there are ways for strong Christian men to be involved in the lives of their family, regardless of the situation, and involved in the leadership of the church. If the father is absent in the family, then the church must step in and help!
As I move forward in the lead role of this much-needed ministry, I am asking you to do three things with me:
- Will you commit to becoming a prayer partner with Deb and me as I lead this ministry? What that means — I would count on you to pray for MMC daily and to pray for Deb and me as well. Satan will do his best to destroy something in this process. You will be sent a monthly update with activities the ministry is doing — being transparent with areas of concern and needs we have (without being negative) — trends we are seeing — and victories to report.
- Pray for Jim Grassi and me as we walk thru this transition. This is not a small task for a 40-year-old organization to change hands. Jim and Louise have been and will be incredibly open, transparent, and willing to do whatever it takes for continuity of MMC to outlive them for generations to come… Satan will do what he can to disrupt this.
- Pray for God to supply the funding needed to continue this ministry so we can focus on the ministry and not on fund raising. All ministries take money to operate. We entrust that piece to God and his people as we move forward. Martin Luther stated, “A ministry worth nothing costs nothing”. MMC is recognized as one of the top ministries to men in the world.
Please take some time to peruse the website so you become more familiar with MMC. It will help you better know how to pray. This Prayer Team is the Foundational Team of this ministry. Thank you for your prayerful consideration. I look forward to your response.
In His Service,
Wendell A. Morton