OUR IDENTITY AND PURPOSE:

The Southern Union Men’s Leadership Council is a team of committed conference-level men’s ministry leaders who are actively building stronger men of God through building a stronger men’s ministry.

  • Southern Union Men’s Leadership Council – composed of men’s ministry leaders from the SU.
  • Team – we work together and are all “ALL IN”
  • Committed – we have all signed the members commitment document.
  • Men’s Ministry Leaders – men’s ministry leaders who provide direction for their men.
  • Actively – by being engaged in the men’s discipleship process we walk the talk and lead by example.
  • Building Stronger Men of God – stronger men, build stronger families, that build stronger churches.
  • Building a Stronger Men’s Ministry – a continual improvement process that seeks to engage all men.

COUNCIL MEMBER COMMITMENT:

Attendance

  1. I will make every attempt to attend every meeting except for extenuating circumstances.
  2. I will communicate with the team leader of any situation where I cannot attend.
  3. During the virtual meeting I will have my camera on and stay engaged.

Participation

  1. I will be a source of encouragement to my fellow team members.
  2. I will be teachable and complete assignments on time.
  3. I will not be defensive when fellow team members challenge me.
  4. I will follow through on my commitments.
  5. I will be authentic and transparent in team discussions.

Communication

  1. I will use the group messaging app to communicate.
  2. I will respond to all texts and emails from the council leader.

Education

  1. I will lead a men’s group that meets weekly.
  2. I will complete Every Man A Warrior book 1 (9 lessons)
  3. I will complete Quest for Authentic Manhood (24 lessons)

OPERATING PROCEDURES

  1. The council will have 16 members, two members from each conference.
  2. Each team member will have actions that align with our stated commitment.
  3. The team will meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month via Zoom from 10:30-11:30 am ET.
  4. The Union Men’s Ministry Coordinator will share the leadership role for the team.
  5. An action/decision register will be kept assuring results through accountability.
  6. A secretary role will be assigned to manage the action/decision register.
  7. An agenda will be distributed 1 day before each meeting by the team leader.
  8. Any member can submit agenda items to the team leader, preferably more than a week beforehand.
  9. Communication that is content heavy will be sent via email.
  10. Short or urgent messages will be sent by phone, text, and our group app.

2024 MEETING SUMMARIES:


March 26

Teaching: Knowing Your Men

Summary: Every Man’s Challenge…We are primitive men living in a sophisticated world.

Men’s ministry is an effort to restore men back to the original Blueprint for Men which is simple and pure. This is a call to come out of confusion, all call to come out of Babylon. Men’s ministry is an essential message within the Three Angels Messages of Revelation.

Understanding your men’s specific challenges… ask questions about the following areas of life.

  1. A Man’s Needs and Desires
  2. A Man’s Pains
  3. A Man’s History
  4. A Man’s Daily Life
  5. A Man’s World View

As you get to know your men, you know their needs, and then you can call them to action is specific ways. It’s a challenge and a joy!

Presentation: Knowing Your Men PPT

Video Recording: Knowing Your Men mp4

2024 Assignments:

  • March – Get to know your men and invite them to join a disciple group you are leading,
  • February – Start mentoring one man. Take him out to eat. Get to know him deeply. Ask good questions. Pray with him.
  • January – The 7 Steps to Launching Your Men’s Ministry. Complete steps 1-3.

February 27

Teaching:  The Core of Men’s Ministry

Summary: 

  1. Men’s ministry definitions and purpose.
  2. Men’s discipleship, mentorship, and coaching definitions.
  3. Simple steps for a simple one-on-one coaching/mentoring.
  4. Men’s discipleship explained and expanded.

Video RecordingThe Core of Men’s Ministry – Part 1

Assignments:

  • Watch the video and share with other men’s ministry leaders.
  • Make a list of young men you can mentor
  • Pray about who you should reach out to
  • Set-up your first one-on-one meeting with one man
  • Follow-up with this man on a monthly basis

January 23


2024 COUNCIL MEETING CALENDAR: 

All meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:30am ET.

  • March 26
  • April 30
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 30
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December – No Council this month!

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