from the good folks at Man in the Mirror Ministries…
No Man Left Behind is being used by more and more churches that want to make men’s discipleship a priority, and want a process to follow. We’ll look at three different perspectives on No Man Left Behind over the next three Briefings: as a model, a method and a mindset.
- A Model — A pattern to follow that results in building something that looks like the picture.
- A Method — How do you make it happen? The Create-Capture-Sustain process gives you a method for helping men find and follow Christ.
- A Mindset — The all-inclusive mindset means we break out of conventional “men’s ministry” thinking, and instead begin to think about how we can reach EVERY man that interacts with our church in any way.
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I’ve been away at Annual Conference this week and so haven’t (on purpose) posted anything. Just got back and have found some encouraging and informative things in my in-box related to fatherhood. Therefore, since tomorrow is the big day… here are some things that I think will bless you as you reflect on fatherhood. Don’t forget to thank your dad and tell him you love him!
Happy Father’s Day,
All Pro Dad at Tim Elmore’s blog.
Dads, Your Career is an Means, Not an End by Byron Yawn at Christianity.com
Are Father’s Days Events at Churches a Waste of Time? at Christian Post
Why Every Day Must be Father’s Day at Huffington Post
Remember Dad on Father’s Day at Vision Forum
Leading Your Family Well at Gospel Coalition
Fathers: Key to Their Children’s Faith by Michael Craven
Leaving a Godly Legacy at Raising Godly Children
Meaningful Men – Podcasts at Boundless
The Thrill of Dishonoring my Father by Joshua Rogers at Boundless
10 Great Songs About Dads at The Art of Manliness
The Goal of a Father at Man in the Mirror
A Man’s Guide to Father’s Day at Man in the Mirror
Ten Things to Teach Your Son about True Manhood at All Pro Dad
Three Reflections Every Dad Should Read at Focus on the Family (also check out the other recent posts on the sidebar)
The Challenge for Fathers to Be Champions at Sermon Search
Fathers, You Are Vital (see video below)
One of the “games” I play with my children when we watch TV together – whether an actual program or a commercial – is when I ask them this question: What do you learn about men in this program? The answer is most often, “That men are the dumbest people on the planet.”
It seems that with every passing year the male characters on TV are dropping IQ points. If this is still a response to the way women were treated in TV’s early years, then I think it’s safe to say that the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction and gotten stuck.
Below is a good article on a related subject by Suzanne Fields
These are difficult and perilous times for boys. A distorted culture has robbed them of virtue to measure themselves against. The good once associated with masculinity in a patriarchal society has been tossed out with the bad. This, alas, is the era of feminist ascendency.
Manhood is more easily mocked, satirized and derided, or exposed for its villainy, exploitation and criminality, than held up as an ideal for boys to aspire to. We’ve always had rogues, rascals and villains, but until now we’ve also had a baseline, a common denominator, of what it means to be a man. Male-female cultural distinctions, once blurred, now are disappearing.
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