“…and Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”— Matthew 4:19
At CDM, we believe that men’s ministry is vital to the overall health of your church. When Jesus called the disciples to be “fishers of men,” He was calling them to model ministry after His example. Christ’s ministry was highly relational as well as instructive. Jesus didn’t just tell His followers how to live. He showed them how to live by walking the road they walked and breaking bread with them. Jesus modeled a life of obedience and sacrifice that glorified God, and that is what we want to point the men in our churches toward.
Today, the men in our culture are struggling to know what it means to be a Christian, a husband, a father, a businessman…and how to live their faith in every day life. As we seek to be “fishers of men,” we need to reach out to them at their point of need and lead them to a deeper understanding of who they are in Christ. When men are growing in their knowledge of Christ and the power of His grace, there is a great benefit to the Church and the broader culture. Marriages grow stronger. Families are blessed. Businesses and ministries make a positive impact on the community.
As a committee of the PCA, CDM (Committee on Discipleship Ministries) serves churches by connecting them to the people and resources they need for fruitful discipleship ministries based on God’s Word in Christ-centered relationships. We are excited about a new ministry initiative for ministry to your men. Please view the video below to hear about a 10-month, cohort opportunity that will begin this summer.
ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
We will help you find the answers to your questions about Men’s Ministry. Feel free to call or e-mail us and tell us about your church. At CDM, we are committed to helping you find the answers you need. Here are some we frequently hear:
Visit our Men’s Ministry Resources page, which includes resources on Certification, Training, Group Resources, Marriage and Fatherhood, etc.
MEN’S MINISTRY LEADERSHIP
Men’s Ministry Consultant, CDM Partner
Dustin is Assistant to the Pastor at Grace Community Church, where he oversees several areas in the life of the church. Along with leading the Men’s Ministry team at Grace, he guides small groups and Sunday morning Bible studies. He also leads a Young Professionals ministry within the church. He has a great desire to help young men, especially in their 20’s-30’s, to grow as disciples of Christ and nurture an affection for and commitment to the local church. Before coming to Grace, Dustin served in campus ministry discipling college men for nine years and worked with the young families and young adults at Perimeter Church in Atlanta, GA. He is an ordained pastor in the PCA with an MDiv from RTS Atlanta.
Mike Flinn is committed to serving pastors and leaders in the communities surrounding East Peoria. As a trained Man in the Mirror expert in men’s discipleship, Mike guides pastors and leaders through a comprehensive strategy to reach and disciple all of their men because every man discipled impacts a marriage, family, workplace and community. Discipleship changes everything!
Mike was born in Chicago and settled with his family in the Peoria area in 1970. He received an Engineering degree (University of Illinois) and a Master’s in Engineering Administration (Bradley) and holds a number of patents received while working in the construction equipment industry for 35 years. The Lord used the Halftime ministry in 2012 to affirm his calling to reach and serve men so they can experience Christ’s blessings in their lives. He’s fulfilling that calling now in his role with Man in the Mirror. Mike and his wife Janet love spending time with their children and grandchildren and serve in many capacities within their home church’s ministries. You’ll sometimes find Mike sailing the Great Lakes during summer months or working on home and lake property projects when as allows.
Scott is pastor laboring together on the Life-on-Life Ministry team of Perimeter Church. Scott and his bride, Janna, have five children: Michael, Levi, Gracie, Hope and John Luke. Scott is passionate about making mature and equipped followers of Jesus, as fueled by the Gospel. Scott has a Master of Divinity from RTS Orlando and is a Certified Professional Life and LeadershipCoach through Professional Christian Coaching Institute. When not working, you can find Scott playing golf, fishing, watching sports and enjoying Janna and their children.
PD’s role involves overseeing Community Groups and adult discipleship at Columbia Presbyterian Church. He enjoys encouraging and equipping people to experience the fulness of God in their lives. He is convinced that discipleship must happen in community. Prior to coming to Columbia, he and his wife, Kelli, and their two daughters, Claire and Olivia, lived in Richmond, Virginia. There PD was an assistant pastor at a young church plant and a professional counselor. PD has over 12 years of vocational ministry experience, working with college students, youth and families, and young adults. He attended Covenant Theological Seminary (MDiv and MA in Counseling, 2012).
Monte has a passion for Jesus and His method for transformation. He has a Doctorate in Discipleship from Talbot School of Theology, along with M.Div. and M.T.S. degrees from Beeson Divinity School. Monte has been discipling men for over 33 years, and has seen men multiply and make disciples and disciple makers in six continents. His doctoral dissertation was on fathers discipling their sons to become godly men. He wrote Expedition, a curriculum to assist fathers in discipling their sons’ hearts and lives. He was a missionary in Japan, and has been a pastor at churches in Atlanta, Birmingham, and Gainesville, GA. He is Executive Pastor at Southpointe Community Church.
Monte and his wife Amy have four children: Luke, married to Macy, is an insurance broker in Atlanta; Charity is married to Nick and is a P.A. in Augusta; Philip at Georgia Southern Univ. in Savannah; and Anna Grace is the church receptionist at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, FL. Monte loves to read books, exercise, cheer on the Atlanta Braves, and spend time with his family.
Bobby is the Community Life and Discipleship Pastor at Christ Central Presbyterian Church and an associate for Life on Life Ministries. He has been discipling men for over 20 years and has a passion to see the church become healthier through the formation of mature and equipped followers of Christ through discipleship. He spends most of his time dreaming about and implementing ways to make the 2nd and 3rd generation of Korean American churches and pastors healthier… for their flourishing.
Pastor Bobby is a graduate of University of Virginia and attended Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He and his wife Borami have a shared passion for the Gospel and helping others become healthy and have healthy marriages. They have 3 beautiful strong independent daughters. Aside from the day to day responsibilities Pastor Bobby enjoys movies, all things specialty coffee, and the occasional round of golf with good friends.