C O N T E N T S Acknowledgments 7 Building the Lives of Men 9 Pat Morley Part One Developing the Plan 1. Modern Man in Contemporary Culture 15 Dan Erickson and Dan Schaffer 2. What Is Men's Ministry? 25 Steve Sonderman 3. Vision That Drives Ministry 36 Vince D'Acchioli 4. Getting Things Right---the First Time 46 Gary G. Bateman 5. The Pastor's Role 56 Jack Hayford Part Two Preparing the Ground 6. Building a Leadership Team 69 Chip MacGregor 7. Organizing Your Men's Ministry 78 Steve Sonderman 8. Purposeful Planning, Effective Implementation 89 Steve Sonderman 9. Upside-Down Leadership 98 Stacy T. Rinehart 10. Foundations of Christian Leadership 107 Chuck Stecker 11. The Mark of Leadership 116 Dan Schaffer Part Three Laying the Foundation 12. Getting Men to Jesus 125 Gordon England 13. Teaching Men to Pray 133 Dale Schlafer 14. Learning to Worship 142 Rick Kingham 15. Encouraging Vital Relationships 149 Geoff Gorsuch 16. Overcoming Prejudice 157 Robert Sena Part Four Building the Framework 17. Transforming Your Men's Ministry 165 Rod Cooper 18. Becoming a Spiritual Parent 175 Phil Downer 19. Working with Men Who Fail 182 Steve Farrar 20. Men of All Colors: Unity in Diversity 190 Haman Cross and Thomas Fritz 21. From Success to Significance 199 Phil Downer with Chip MacGregor Part Five Creating the Structure 22. Training Men for Significance 209 Chuck Brewster 23. Becoming Irresistible Husbands 215 Ed Cole 24. Fathers and Sons 221 Steve Farrar 25. Life-Changing Short-Term Missions 227 Warren Hardig 26. Successful Men's Retreats 236 Larry Kreider Doing Together What We Can't Do Apart 245 Willie Richardson Contributors 248
Phil Downer (J.D. Emory University School of Law) is the president of Discipleship Network of America (DNA), former president of Christian Business Men's Committee of USA (CBMC), and author or coauthor of several books, serves as editor for Effective Men's Ministry.