New Commandment Men’s Ministries helps churches recruit, train, organize and deploy teams of men who permanently adopt the widowed and single parents in their churches and communities. Men are formed into teams of four and asked to donate three hours of time one Saturday morning a month. On that Saturday morning, all the men meet at their church for an hour of prayer and bible study. Then they split up into their teams and work in the home of their care receiver for two hours. Each month, the teams return to the same care receiver, forming a long term relational ministry that lasts for years. Over seven hundred churches have men’s team ministries in forty-five states and five foreign countries. Each year, fourteen thousand men donate two hundred eighty thousand hours of service to five thousand people with long term needs. On average, one new church every three days begins a men’s team ministry. A map of these churches with contact information can be found at: communitywalk.com/churches_
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Most churches begin their men’s team ministry by previewing a Sample Pak from New Commandment for thirty days. The Sample Pak consists of a training DVD, a corresponding workbook and a devotional study guide. If the individual or church ordering the Sample Pak decides not to purchase the training DVD, which is $79.95, they simply return it and keep the books as a free gift. Information on ordering a Sample Pak thirty day preview can be found at: newcommandment.org/
Men’s team ministry is an excellent way to begin a men’s ministry in a church where none exists. Men’s team ministry can also serve as a component to an already existing men’s ministry. Either way, you will find that men’s team ministry will give your men’s ministry clear direction and purpose, build significant relationships among men, serve people in your church with long term needs in an effective and consistent way, and serve as an outreach into your community. On average, the number of men participating in a men’s team ministry increases thirty-seven percent after two years.
Learn more about starting a men’s team ministry in your church at NewCommandment.org.