12 Resources for Pastor Appreciation, Support & Awareness
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12 Resources for Pastor Appreciation, Support & Awareness

I’m not a pastor. Nor have I ever played one on TV.* But, I’ve gotten to know many pastors pretty well through Noble Warriors. The truth is, too many of us don’t understand or appreciate the challenges of the pastorate. One observation is that true shepherds not only care for their sheep, they share their...

The Manger Build® Across the Country
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The Manger Build® Across the Country

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger… Luke 2:7a ESV A growing number of families across the US celebrate Christmas but miss the point of Jesus. The Manger Build provides a strategy to help churches encourage men in their congregations and communities...

3 Classic Football Movies for Men’s Ministry
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3 Classic Football Movies for Men’s Ministry

It’s football season! And while there’s plenty of football to watch (or not as the case may be), I thought it would be cool to remind you of a few solid football movies that would set up a great men’s movie night this season… Facing the Giants was the breakout hit for the Kendrick Brothers...

Head to Head: The Manger Build vs. Children’s Christmas Musical
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Head to Head: The Manger Build vs. Children’s Christmas Musical

We often hear that the church calendar is too full at Christmas and “We simply can’t do The Manger Build because we already do a Christmas musical for the kids.” OK, I get it. And I’m not going to tell you not to do the musical but here’s an itemized (and admittedly biased) analysis of...

6 Great Reasons to Host The Manger Build this Christmas!
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6 Great Reasons to Host The Manger Build this Christmas!

1) Most families in your community celebrate Christmas but don’t know Jesus. Sad, but true. It’s hard to believe how so many could miss Christ in Christmas, but they do. Your church could help families learn why they’re celebrating! 2) Churches often struggle to engage busy young families. Everywhere I go, men’s ministry leaders ask,...

Got 15 Minutes? Sharpen Your Ministry to Men With This New Resource.
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Got 15 Minutes? Sharpen Your Ministry to Men With This New Resource.

I have some exciting news to share with you. The NCMM (National Coalition of Ministries to Men) has released a new book, How to Disciple Men (Short and Sweet): 45 Proven Strategies from Experts on Ministry to Men. I’m privileged to serve as the president of NCMM and contributed a chapter to the effort, Chapter...

Is Your Church Building Men?
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Is Your Church Building Men?

Dennis Rainey understands the value of helping churches invest in men. Here’s a bit of his advice to couples looking for a church home… “Does it build men? I’m not minimizing ministry to women and children, but a lot of the struggles in our families and culture could become points of victory if men were...

If You Serve in Men’s Ministry, Read This…
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If You Serve in Men’s Ministry, Read This…

If you serve in ministry to men for any length of time, you’ll surely encounter a situation like the one’s detailed here by Gary Thomas. You’ll want to read this article and mark it for future reference. Enough is Enough: Why the Church Has to Stop Enabling Abusive Men by Gary Thomas

Creating a Biblical Authenticity Zone
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Creating a Biblical Authenticity Zone

A recent post in Noble Notes titled Porn is a Killer of Men, got a lot of traction and reaction. In my life and ministry, I’ve encountered few men who don’t have a porn story, or at the very least admits that lust is a consistent battle in their lives. As I read this post, 3 Characteristics...

Your Prayers & Finances Are Shining Light!
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Your Prayers & Finances Are Shining Light!

We’ve recognized both locally and nationally that there aren’t many men of color represented in the discussion of men’s discipleship. Clearly, it’s not because discipleship isn’t happening, we just haven’t been well connected. Your partnership creates opportunities for us to address issues of men’s discipleship that would not get attention otherwise. This month you helped us...

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