2018 Reading the Bible Plans

2018-01-08T20:46:47+00:00

2018 Reading the Bible Plans I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.  Psalm 119: 15-16 Looking for a plan to help you study God's Word? At CDM, we connect you to resources you need. Check out the [...]

2018 Reading the Bible Plans2018-01-08T20:46:47+00:00

Accountability Questions

2017-07-26T15:51:44+00:00

    At CDM, we have been gathering accountability questions for years, and though this is not an exhaustive list, it is extensive. We don't recommend every person answer every question, but we have found that allowing members of your group to choose 3-5 questions--specifically those they would like to be asked in areas they [...]

Accountability Questions2017-07-26T15:51:44+00:00

How can we help men get spiritually connected as a true band of brothers?

2017-04-02T19:43:31+00:00

By Rev. Gary Yagel Be clear about the target—every man connected to a few brothers who are helping him fight his spiritual battles. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  Eccl. 4:12 Continually convey this truth to men: God doesn’t want you fighting your spiritual battles alone.  Communicate this message through:  1) church leaders who model [...]

How can we help men get spiritually connected as a true band of brothers?2017-04-02T19:43:31+00:00

What do men identify as their greatest spiritual needs?

2017-04-02T19:42:03+00:00

By Rev. Gary Yagel Surveys Conducted Among Christian Men Reveal Where They Want Spiritual Help: With their marriages—the number one request on men’s surveys. Battling sexual temptation—the temptation men struggle with most. Better managing their time—sticking to the right priorities and being consistent in the spiritual disciplines. Being the spiritual leader in their homes—knowing how to [...]

What do men identify as their greatest spiritual needs?2017-04-02T19:42:03+00:00

How can we increase attendance at our at our men’s events?

2017-04-02T19:40:29+00:00

By Rev. Gary Yagel Make the event too valuable for men to miss. Find out what is most valuable to your men. (See the next FAQ question) Do fewer events but do them well. Get ownership of the event by engaging the men’s ministry team and key influencers in the planning and conducting of the event. [...]

How can we increase attendance at our at our men’s events?2017-04-02T19:40:29+00:00

How do men’s events like paintball, short term missions trips, seminars, and breakfasts fit into the concept of discipleship?

2017-04-02T19:38:27+00:00

By Rev. Gary Yagel   It takes time for males to bond. They don’t go from 0 to 60 instantly. Men tend to build relationships shoulder to shoulder, so recreational and service opportunities are a means to helping men connect as well as use their gifts. Small group discussion at seminars and on retreats also help [...]

How do men’s events like paintball, short term missions trips, seminars, and breakfasts fit into the concept of discipleship?2017-04-02T19:38:27+00:00

Men’s Ministry Around the PCA

2017-03-31T16:09:45+00:00

Men’s Fraternity. More and more of our churches are finding that their men are responding very positively to this video material done by Robert Lewis. Here are a few contacts with churches that have used it: Covenant Life PCA Sarasota, FL Dave Enslow dave@nextstepsformen.comCovenant Pres Harrisonburg, VA: Jim Blair jimblairassociates@gmail.com Park Cities Pres, Dallas: Pete Deison pete.deison@pcpc.org Retreat Speaking and Seminars [...]

Men’s Ministry Around the PCA2017-03-31T16:09:45+00:00

Why is it so difficult to get men to attend men’s ministry events?

2017-02-21T22:17:39+00:00

By Rev. Gary Yagel   A. Nearly all of the subgroups in the church (children, teens, college kids, singles, women, seniors) are strongly motivated to come to church events because they want to be with their friends. Men are not. Therefore, they don’t show up just because the bulletin says that a men’s event is planned. [...]

Why is it so difficult to get men to attend men’s ministry events?2017-02-21T22:17:39+00:00

What two primary goals does men’s discipleship seek to accomplish?

2017-04-02T19:35:45+00:00

By Rev. Gary Yagel   DEEPER CONNECTION IN THE BODY:  Helping men build friendships with other men for encouragement and accountability (the body building itself up in love) DEEPER OBEDIENCE TO CHRISTS COMMANDS:  Providing biblical teaching for men that is specific to their temptations and responsibilities as men (discussing the truth in love) Speaking the truth [...]

What two primary goals does men’s discipleship seek to accomplish?2017-04-02T19:35:45+00:00

Why is men’s discipleship foundational for the local church?

2017-04-02T19:33:13+00:00

By Rev. Gary Yagel God has assigned men a strategic position of influence in the covenant family, church, and community. He has designed our wives to be responders, and our children to have many needs that we must meet as their fathers.  If we help men get it right, everybody wins. A strong discipleship ministry for [...]

Why is men’s discipleship foundational for the local church?2017-04-02T19:33:13+00:00