Black church triples in size by focusing on men

David Porter

In the past five years the church has exploded. Instead of five reliable men, Kirkland now has about 50. Overall attendance has more than tripled – from a low of 50 to an average of 175 on a given weekend. Giving is up. Mission work is up. The church is growing so rapidly there are plans to expand the facility. [Read more...]

Use the 10-10 format to teach men

10-10 format

Whenever I speak to men’s retreats, I use a 10-10 format. I speak for about 10 minutes – then the men discuss questions for 10 minutes. The results have been astounding. [Read more...]

It’s time to redesign the men’s retreat

Alone on Dock

It’s time to re-design the men’s retreat. If it’s just another church service with some intermural basketball, men won’t come. If you’re asking men to give up a weekend you’d better offer a mind-blowing experience that’s different than what they already get at church. [Read more...]

The church I would plant (part 3)


Men’s League is an extremely simple, lightweight church-planting model that focuses like a laser on the development of men within small teams. In this post, I’ll answer some questions and discuss a few advantages to the approach, which comes straight out of the Gospel of Luke. [Read more...]

The church I would plant (part two)


If I were planting a church it would look nothing like the model we know today. Instead, I’d pattern it after the model I see in Luke 6, 8 and 10. [Read more...]

The church I would plant (part one)


So here’s my crazy idea: what if we could plant a church where discipleship is the dog and worship is the tail? [Read more...]

Join me at the Reload Leadership Summit in November

Dave in Colorado

There’s no better way to expand the vision and reach of your ministry than to attend Reload Leadership Summit 2015. [Read more...]