T.H.I.S. is MENistry
T.H.I.S. is MENistry (Trust, Honor, Integrity, Service) is a ministry dedicated to the discipleship and leadership training of men. We stand as a resource, a reference, and an encouragement for men and the ministry to men. Our purpose is to enable men to Discover, Develop, and Deploy a transformed life in Christ.
Why Ministry to men, or “MENistry”? Look around. Wake up. Social services are overwhelmed, divorce courts are at capacity, our culture is in crisis. Yet, instead of ddressing the root problem, or society continues to invest in treating the symptoms—teenage pregnancy centers, substance abuse programs, more jail space, etc.
The root problem is that we have men who do not understand what it means to be an authentic man, and have no compelling reason to accept the responsibility of manhood.
The solution is to encourage men to reject passivity, accept responsibility, and lead courageously and respond to the challenge; to give them a reason, a challenge, a model or life and true success–a meaningful legacy. Such is the purpose of T.H.I.S. ministry. We encourage a church to church movement that helps men get into a relationship with Christ. Men’s ministry is not enough. We must have a ministry To and Through men.
Jim Shields is a North American Mission Board Men’s Outreach and Discipleship missionary. He holds a BA from Franklin College and an MA in Christian Leadership from Liberty Theological Seminary, and is a field trainer for Man in the Mirror ministries. T.H.I.S. is MENistry is a member of NCMM.