LifeWay Men serves the church in her mission of making disciples by providing trustworthy biblical resources and transformational events for men.
CONNECTED | DISCIPLED | CHALLENGED >> TRANSFORMED
Men’s ministry takes many different shapes. In many churches, the most effective strategy may not even involve a formalized men’s ministry. Healthy ministry to men connects, disciples, challenges, and ultimately witnesses men transformed by the power of Jesus.
CONNECTED: EVERY MAN NEEDS GODLY MEN.
God has not created us to live life alone. It’s essential for men to be connected in biblical community because when they’re not, they are vulnerable to the enemy’s attacks. Men need churches to be intentional in finding ways to connect men with other godly men.
DISCIPLED: EVERY MAN NEEDS TO GROW.
Church leaders must labor, with God’s power, to lead men in Christian maturity through groups, classes, or mentoring. LifeWay Men Resources are rooted in Scripture and tailored to help church leaders guide this process.
CHALLENGED: EVERY MAN HAS A MISSION.
God has woven a desire for mission into the fabric of the masculine heart. When men are unsure of their mission, they pull away from the challenge God has designed for them and give themselves lesser, more worldly challenges. Churches must help men live out the mission God is calling them to—pushing back the darkness and advancing God’s kingdom.
TRANSFORMED: EVERY MAN HAS A MASTER.
As men are connected, discipled, and challenged, the Lord does His transforming work. At LifeWay, we are not interested in leading men to modify their behaviors or encouraging them to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. We desire to help churches lead men to gospel transformation as they are mastered by the rule and reign of Jesus over every aspect of their lives.
About Kris Dolberry
Kris Dolberry is a pastor, Bible teacher, writer, and church consultant. After serving in pastoral leadership for 16 years, Kris now leads Ministry to Men at LifeWay and serves as Executive Editor of Stand Firm, a daily devotional magazine for men. He is passionate about serving churches in their mission of making disciples. Kris is husband to Vanessa and dad to Konnor, Emma, and Brady. They live outside Nashville, Tennessee.
Follow Kris on Twitter: @KrisDolberry