Effective Men’s Ministry Means Keeping Score

Effective Men’s Ministry Means Keeping Score

Men’s ministry isn’t easy because motivating men isn’t easy. Men’s ministry is almost impossible, however, if you cannot give a man a reason to invest his time. Whether you are leading a men’s ministry to your church at large, or whether you’re leading an outdoor ministry in an effort to reach hunters, if you want to reach men, you’re going to have to give them ROI: Return On Investment. For many years as a pastor I thought that the mere fact that operating men’s ministry efforts under the banner of “we’re doing this for Jesus” would be enough to motivate men. It wasn’t enough. Honestly, I cannot tell you if that is good or bad. I just know that it was the truth. If you really look at it, there’s a ton of things to do in Jesus’ name. So, I suppose it shouldn’t surprise any of us living life under the steeple that men won’t get motivated just because something is being done in the name of ministry. If you are looking to boost your men’s ministry or outdoor ministry efforts, consider some of these tactical approaches to stop the heart of men long enough to get them to consider riding the wave with you: Men’s Ministry Means Redefining The Scorecard For the past century or two, churches haven’t really changed the scorekeeping mentality. Yes, churches keep score, but I’d venture to say that our scorecard needs remodeling. Men keep score. There’s no way around that because it’s how we are wired. So use that to your advantage; just be willing to redefine the stakes of the game....