Mike first met Brian Doyle in 2004 at the NCMM Conference in D.C. It was Brian who made the call for 100 men to step into Men’s Ministry, and Mike answered that call. You can hear the full story on Episode 1 of The Noble Man Podcast, In the Beginning. Brian, now the National Director for the Iron Sharpens Iron National Conference Network, has been ministering to men based on the DNA God planted in his life through the Navigators – reproducing his life into others just as someone reproduced their life into him.
How Do We Reach Men? It seems the answer begins not just with what to do with men, but with how we view them.
“I’m trying to see the world through God’s eyes.”
In the beginning, God went looking for Adam when Eve sinned.
“We have to see (men) as influencers and leaders as God sees them, not just individuals.”
We need to equip and encourage the husbands in the role God gave them. God will not hold others responsible for the spiritual life of your kids. Only one man on the planet is responsible for your wife and children.
Why do we keep saying that the most important ministry we can do through the local church is investing in men? The top agenda item in the ministry of Jesus was multiplying his life into twelve men.
When men spend time with God, build into their marriage, take responsibility for their kids, become role models for others, they ultimately become ambassadors for the Kingdom.
The Measure of a Man: Twenty Attributes of a Godly Man by Gene A. Getz – Learn more about the measurables of a man God gives us in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
“If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.”