The movie Courageous became catalyst that helped launch a movement in churches calling men to Christ. While many are asking questions like, “Where have all the good men gone?” the church is waking the sleeping giant! As Kenny Luck, founder of Everyman ministries and author of Sleeping Giant says, “there is no movement of God, without men of God!’ LifeWay Men is committed to this movement and helping churches lead men to recruit, train and activate men.
Over the past two years LifeWay Men has built a team out of the most successful male leaders of our time to champion Biblical manhood. This team consisting of pastors, authors, coaches and leaders has influenced our culture through sports, politics, media and the church. They are all winners and have succeeded at the highest level of their professions! Though what makes this group of leaders truly different is their relationship with Jesus Christ. A day is coming when, “so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow—of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth—and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” These leaders are striving for the greatest reward of all – a championship that will never end. Our hope is that God will use their messages to impact your life.
LifeWay Men exists to help churches make disciples of men. We want to make it easy for you and easy for the church. We will give you the tools to impact men. You can trust that our resources and events will always be deeply rooted in scripture and that will do whatever it takes to help you succeed.
On January 26 and August 31 we presented an event for fathers and kids called the All Pro Dad Simulcast (allprodadsimulcast.com) with Tony Dungy, Clark Kellogg, Tommy Bowden, Hunter Smith and hosted by Mark Merrill. On August On July 26-27 we experienced The Main Event – LifeWay’s Conference for Men (lifeway.com/mainevent). This event featured 18 key voices including Willie Robertson (star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty), Bobby and Tommy Bowden, Dr. Tony Evans, and others. The event was held at Belmont’s Curb Center in Nashville, TN. LifeWay’s Black Church Ministry-sponsored event for men at Ridgecrest called I’m the Man. continues to have a great impact. This annual event grows each year in the number of churches represented and men attending.
We resource the church through curriculum for groups like Sleeping Giant – No Move of God without Men of God – Men’s Ministry in a Box by Kenny Luck, 33 The Series – Volume 1 & 2 (based on the original Men’s Fraternity material created by Dr. Robert Lewis) and Kingdom Man by Dr. Tony Evans. We have also seen many churches take men through Game Plan for Life Bible studies by Joe Gibbs, volumes 1 and 2, Courageous Living Bible Study (4 weeks) and Honor Begins at Home: The COURAGEOUS Bible Study (8 weeks). Men’s Fraternity Classic has an ongoing impact as well with The Quest for Authentic Manhood, The Great Adventure and Winning at Work & Home by Robert Lewis
This year we launched new resources including 33 The Series – Volume 3 & 4 (based on the original Men’s Fraternity material created by Dr. Robert Lewis) All Pro Dad with Mark Merrill and Tony Dungy and Manhood Restored by Eric Mason. LifeWay Men took to the field producing studies for men and dads like The Real Win by NFL Quarterback Colt McCoy and Matt Carter and the Two-Minute Drill to Manhood by former Alabama linebacker John Croyle. The Gospel Project and the re-launch of Bible Studies for Life provide Sunday School and small groups curriculum for ongoing study and growth.
We are committed to providing trusted biblical content and experiences that will help churches implement the Sleeping Giant strategy for men’s ministry by:
Getting men in (through catalytic events)
Getting men healthy through ongoing and short-term Bible studies
Getting Men Strong through discipleship resources
Getting men going through leadership and training tools.
Many tools are available at www.lifeway.com to help you implement strategy for ministry to men. Leading Men | recruit – train- activate (lifeway.com/leadingmen) is a tool created specifically for your church in her effort to help men become leaders. The Ministry Grid – Training Made Simple (www.ministrygrid.com provides tools specifically for ministry to men in addition to comprehensive church training for pastors, staff and lay leadership. Follow the social media sites www.facebook.com/lifewaymen and twitter.com/lifewaymen for real-time updates and to engage the movement. Thank you for trusting LifeWay Men with the opportunity to serve you! It would be our honor to help you recruit, train and activate men to follow Jesus Christ, strengthen their families, and serve their church. See what God is doing and join the movement – it is just the beginning!