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...

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...

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...

Summer is for Leadership Training! [Podcast]
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Summer is for Leadership Training! [Podcast]

By Mike Young / May 31, 2017 Engaging men has its challenges year-round. Summertime is especially difficult for all the obvious reasons. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make progress with your men’s discipleship strategy. I encourage pastors and others to leverage summer for leadership development. If you’re going to be able to capture and hold...

The Story of the Bible Comes to Life in Washington, DC
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The Story of the Bible Comes to Life in Washington, DC

A group of Noble Warriors’ fans and friends had a great opportunity last month to tour The Museum of the Bible. The 430,000-squarefoot building is currently under construction just 8 blocks from the United States Capitol. We were all encouraged and excited about the Kingdom resource this new museum will be. The comment that I...

Where Am I Least Expendable?
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Where Am I Least Expendable?

Originally Posted by Mike Young May 2006 Recently at a church leadership conference I heard a pastor speak about the challenges of the pastorate. As Noble Warriors gains traction in the faith community, I have greater opportunity to see the significant demands that churches (people) place on their pastors. The ‘job’ of serving as pastor is...