Just for the Guys: Men’s Ministry
Incorporating activities just for men is an important ministry in the church. Proverbs 27:17 says, “You use steel to sharpen steel and one friend sharpens another.” Men are uniquely qualified to support and encourage each other in their walk with God. What are some ways your church could support the men of your congregation? Allow them to invite friends and family members who wouldn’t normally attend a formal worship service.
Men’s Ministry group events
Host a monthly Pancake Breakfast. Maybe the first Saturday of the month offer breakfast and fellowship followed by a short encouraging message by the Pastor or guest speaker. Keep the topics general, work or family related, or focused on a particular current event presented from the Christian worldview.
Host weekly prayer group sessions. Men separate into small groups of 6, with one appointed as the leader. Serve coffee and donuts, muffins, etc. and begin with group fellowship and short corporate prayer. Each group can break off and begin their selected Bible study topic. Perhaps scheduled early morning on Friday before they head off to work, these sessions are brief, in all lasting approximately an hour. The small group encourages accountability to the group, when the members are required to inform the leader if they will not be present.
Consider consistency in timing and hosting morning events can prove more convenient for work and family schedules, but the makeup of your congregation will lead you to the optimal time. If you are a metropolitan church lunch time or just-after-work events may suit you better.