Stepping Up:
Tips for beginning a men's ministry

What is men's ministry?

A men’s breakfast or wild game dinner? Oftentimes these events reach men because meat is on the menu! But growing men in discipleship is much more than offering food and small talk. It also includes opportunities for studying God’s Word, for mentoring and being mentored with accountability, for sharing their faith, and for serving.

Men need other men. Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” (ESV). Men need other men to speak into their lives, to cheer them on, to impart the courage to persevere, and to summon them to keep stepping up in life. Men need other men beside them in the struggle of life.

Men also need to speak into the lives of other men, sharing wisdom and challenging them to “be the man.” If you sense a God-given vision to lead men through your church, we’ve developed ten steps to consider as you start. Use the form below to let us know where to send “Tips for Starting a Men’s Ministry” which includes the ten steps, along with additional tips and how-to’s to help you get started.

Connect with an Advisor Our team of ministry advisors can also offer assistance with questions you may have. You can reach a ministry advisor by calling 800-358-6329, emailing, or completing this form.

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