Promise Keepers Day 2 Breakout 2

Geoff Wiklund

  • Quoting Patrick Morely

Three Keys (differentiating factors of effective ministries)

  1. A clear, compelling, resonant vision to disciple every man in the church
  2. A Senior pastor determined to succeed, and
  3. A sustainable ministry model.

1. Vision

  • Articulate a clean, compelling, resonant vision that captures the imaginations of church leaders at all levels.

2. Case

  • Build a “positive” case statement with compelling evidence about why it’s important to reach men.
  • What’s working, what’s not working, how it can benefit the church and save families, and the risks of not doing so.  The underlying concept is that belief determines behaviour.

3. Leadership

  • Recruit a critical mass of influential church leaders and team members of sufficient size to create systemic change (reform) in church policy and practice…
  • …instead of using the “How can we fix it?” approach, asks, “What are the relationships we need to develop to solve this problem?”

4. The Plan

  • A strategy and plan to equip men and leaders personally and professionally for men’s discipleship.  this would include “doable” solutions – including proven, sustainable models for men’s discipleship – that fully integrate men into the existing structures of the church.

Transforming Men in  The Scriptures

  • Jesus Used Four Phases to Make Disciples
Phase Scripture Time Task
“Come See” John 1:38-39 3 Months Attract & Win
“Follow Me” Mark 1:16-17 9 Months Establish Basic Habits
“Be With Me” Mark 3:13-14 22 Months Deploy & Continue to Grow
“Remain With Me” John 15:4 Lifetime  

 

  Characteristics Mind Set Relationships/
Biblical Input
Church Events
Acquaintances
  • Passive
  • Uninvolved
  • Lacking commitment
It’s all about me
  • Shallow
  • Superficial
  • Social Events
  • Projects
  • Breakfasts

CONVERT

Friends
  • Interested in Others
  • Becoming involved
  • Building trust
  • Becoming active
  • Seeking direction
It’s all about my friends
  • Growing Spiritually
  • Building deeper friendships
  • PK Events
  • Camps
  • Seminars
  • Training

FOLLOWER

Brothers
  • Band of Brothers
  • Loyal/Committed
  • Models
  • Spiritually mature
  • Preparing to be sacrificial
It’s all about others
  • Spiritually Mature
  • Able to receive correction and encouragement for growth
  • Iron sharpens iron
  • Small Groups
  • Discipling
  • Mentoring

DISCIPLE

Mission
  • Evangelistic
  • Fruitful
  • Fully committed to extending God’s Kingdom
  • Denying self
It’s all about God
  • Totally motivated
  • Focused on others
  • Adding value to others
  • Mission/Ministry
  • Mentoring others
  • Serving others

LEADER

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