Philosophy of Ministry to Men
Men are suffering from an identity crisis. They do not know
who they are. Most importantly they do not know who they are in Christ. Because
they do not know who they are in Christ, they do not know who they are as
husbands, fathers, co-workers. They do not know their manhood.
The media and society have corrupted the image of a man. Men
are portrayed as weak, incompetent, lazy, crude, sexist. Unfortunately, this
image has been adopted by men and it has become the reality.
The vast majority of our men feel trapped inside, and they
are confused and suffering because of it. They have been conditioned by our
culture to believe that their meaning and worth is in their outward
performance, their jobs and careers, and their success. At some point in life,
they begin to realize that something is missing, but they are not sure what it is
and what to do with it. Even the men in our churches are feeling much of this
Another issue is that often men do not have a safe space
where they can be real with one-another. Where they can share the hard times,
they may be experiencing and have other men come and walk alongside, helping
them through the situation. We want to go beyond "Men's Breakfast"
and help men build life-on-life relationships which help to strengthen the men
in our churches.
We understand that pastors are experiencing the struggle of
pastoring. We do not want to add something else to their plate, but we want to
come alongside and help in any way we can. We are not looking at starting
another program, but we want to help men build relationships and as they do
grow together in their faith.
The mission of Alliance Men is to transform men into the
image of Christ who will then transform the world around them.
- 1. To see men's hearts transformed by the
power of the Holy Spirit to walk like Jesus.
- 2. To see every man in the Northeast District
fulfilling the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
- 3. To see the next generation of men being
raised up into the image of Christ.
- 4. To see passionate leaders being built up
and deployed in ministry both inside and outside the church walls.
- 5. To see men, integrate their faith into
every aspect of life: home, work, and play.
- 6. To see men, engage with God, their
families, and others.
- 7. To help men be responsible in their: walk
with God; relationships; finances; and health.
We believe that the
outcomes of meeting these goals will be men in our churches which are mature in
their relationship with God, walking closer to Him and more like Jesus, truly
fulfilling the image He intended for us. Our men will understand their true
identity in Christ which then helps them to understand their true identity as a
man, as a husband, as a father, as a leader within our churches.