Big Idea: It is easy to let down after events, teachings, and opportunities. The most critical factor to ongoing growth with your men is evaluating how you did the last time your men were together.
Men go into the next event with the feeling or impression from the previous event. Please do not do all the work to plan your event, but fail to evaluate the previous event. Did you follow up with any request that any of your men put forth? Was everything as planned—excellent teaching or curriculum, was the room set up with excellence, and did it look like a man cave? Was the food excellent and designed for men? What can you do even more effectively next time? All of this applies to small groups, big events, service projects, one-on-one discipling. Corporations are pretty good at this—the military has processes in place—however, often at the church we just move on to the next thing without understanding how we did at the previous opportunity. This of course needs to be done with open communication and with complete honesty, so we can move forward with our ministry to men with the excellence that they can be proud of. It will help them invite an unbelieving friend.
For a free full hour of consulting about your ministry with your men, reach out to Wendell Morton, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional content is found on our website: www.mensministrycatalyst.org, look for the Six Step Engagement Process along with the book, The Spiritual Mentor by Dr. Jim Grassi.