Real Change Starts with Men.
We need to slow down enough to connect with God, and we need each other.
Becoming like Christ is the goal. Making progress toward this goal requires private time with God and sharing our life with faithful brothers. These two critical dynamics–consistent devotion habits and authentic fellowship–are at the core of covenant groups.
How many men regularly read and reflect on Scripture? Not enough.
It starts with a champion.
One man is all it takes. Each church needs someone to champion a transformation in men’s ministry. If you’re passionate about seeing men connect with God and each other, here’s how you can get started.
1. Catch the Vision
You first need to grasp what a Covenant Group is and what it’s not. Having a clear vision is critical to you and to those you recruit. With this in mind, if you feel ready to lead, continue to step two.
2. Recruit Men
It’s the Covenant Group leader’s responsibility to share the Covenant Group vision with a group of men and to invite these men on a journey of spiritual growth.
3. Pick Your Plan
A Covenant Group is a true commitment. So, we have found another study plan created by BetterMan that can provide a segue to a true Covenant Group. Select what works for you depending on the needs of your group.
4. Launch & Sustain
Just as the big game is planned for an Autumn Saturday with a noon kickoff, the first Covenant Group meeting is a kick-off event. Come ready to get acquainted, look over the agreement, confirm a reading plan, and pray.
Friendships with Purpose
Cut through the Noise
Reject the ’tyranny of the urgent’. Begin a new pace that allows connection with God and others.
Meet HIM Daily
Meeting weekly in your Covenant Group to connect, share, and strengthen one another.
Practice listening, affirming, bearing burdens, encouraging confidentiality, & sensitivity to needs.
Intimacy & Responsibility
Healthy relationships are built on intimacy & responsibility. One without the other is an imbalance. This applies to our relationship to God, our spouse, our kids, and with friends. A man who pursues intimacy with a woman yet neglects God given-responsibilities to serve her misses the mark. We must embrace God’s unmerited favor and accept our responsibility to faithfully obey and serve Him. God’s unmerited favor is a powerful motivation to love God through total life transformation. We need to quit making excuses.
Two Essentials for Every Man