Ideas for Men's Ministry Devotionals
29 SEP 2017
Men's ministries are designed to help men grow in their relationship with God. This can be accomplished in many ways. Devotionals designed specifically with men in mind can be a great resource, tackling issues and questions that men deal with every day but are too afraid to ask about or do not know where to find answers. Devotionals can benefit the spiritual growth of each man in your ministry as well as that of the ministry as a whole.
1 Daily Devotionals
Daily devotionals cover a variety of topics and can last a few weeks to a whole year. Every day, they offer stories and Bible selections for men to read and meditate on. Some include spaces for men to write their thoughts or answer a few questions. Nick Harrison's "Promises to Keep: Daily Devotions for Men Seeking Integrity" and D.L. Moody's "Morning Devotional" are two resources you can suggest to men in your ministry.
2 Character-Building Devotionals
Building a Christ-like character may be a hard concept for men to grasp. However, there are devotionals that focus on teaching men how to become more Christ-like. Stephen Arterburn and John Eldridge have developed material for guiding men to a deeper understanding of what's required of Christian men while offering encouragement for the journey. Consider reading Arterburn's "Every Day for Every Man: 365 Readings for Those Engaged in the Battle" or Eldridge's "Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secrets of a Man's Soul."
3 Sexual Purity Devotionals
"Every Young Man's Battle," by Stephen Arteburn and Fred Stoeker with Mike Yorkey, helps young men have real discussions about sexual issues in order to find the freedom that God offers from unwanted sexual desires. The book is available as a devotional or as a small-group discussion book. Additional resources can tell young men where to get help with sexual problems, including sexual addictions, especially those that also adversely affect their families.
4 Devotional Bibles
"Thrive" and "The Men's Devotional Bible" incorporate questions, Bible reading plans and subject indexes for men in both the Old and New Testaments. Men can look up specific Bible verses related to issues in their lives, or do a reading each day on a variety of topics. Men's devotional Bibles can be beneficial to men of all ages and stations in life. Additionally, because the Bibles do not include dates for each devotion, men can read through them at their own pace.