Youth group: why not put the boys in charge?

Why did these boys come week after week? Not because of my superior leadership skills. I’m sure of that – because I wasn’t leading. [Read more…]

Help me reinvent the men’s retreat (part 3 of 3)

A successful men’s retreat begins well in advance – by organizing men into teams. Build relationships and team identity long before the retreat begins. Help the men bond by issuing team challenges throughout the weekend. And keep the team structure and point system going after the retreat concludes. [Read more…]

Help me reinvent the men’s retreat (part 2 of 3)

The most valuable thing a man can take away from a retreat is a group of men he continues to hang out with after the retreat is over. [Read more…]

Help me reinvent the men’s retreat (part 1 of 3)

I’m going to use my next three blog entries to lay out a plan for a different kind of men’s retreat. This week we’ll look at how we might call and organize men into teams before the retreat takes place. [Read more…]

Motivate men — promise risk and reward

Jesus did not shy away from the promise of reward. He did not worry that he might appeal to the flesh. He showed us that it’s perfectly healthy to motivate men by helping them understand the rewards they accumulate when they serve the kingdom of God. [Read more…]

How we screen young men out of church

Children of every kind come into the church. They are screened through children’s ministry and youth ministry. These programs remove the ones who are poorly suited to church culture. [Read more…]

Ten takeaways from Reload ’15 conference

Reload is the world’s largest gathering of men’s ministry leaders. Here are ten cool things we learned at Reload. [Read more…]


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