FATHER'S DAY: Resources for men's ministry
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The following are men's ministry resources recommended by Stephen Rummage of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Fla.; Fred Luter of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans; and Richard King of First Baptist Church in Las Cruces, N.M.
-- Henry and Tom Blackaby, "The Man God Uses" (Nashville: B&H, 1999). This seven-week study helps men understand how God is working in their lives and how to surrender completely to Him. Topics covered include a godly man's relationship to family, work, church and community.
-- Al and Lorraine Broom, "One to One Discipling" (Multiplication Ministries). This nine-lesson study is designed for one person to teach another the basic doctrines of Christianity.
-- Edwin Louis Cole. "Maximized Manhood" (New Kensington, PA: Whitaker, 1982). This book teaches men to realize their full potential in Christ, addressing such issues as pornography, adultery, television addiction and immaturity.
-- Tony Dungy, "Uncommon Manhood" (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2012). This book encourages men to focus on character, integrity and courage rather than status.
-- Tony Evans, "Kingdom Man" (Carrol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2012). This book explains how men can be godly in their personal lives, families, churches and communities.
-- Tony Evans, "No More Excuses (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1996). Drawing on the lives of men in Scripture, this book teaches men to deal with difficult circumstances in a Christ-like manner.
-- Men's Fraternity, The 33 Series. This series of studies teaches men to pursue authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus during His 33 years on earth. Study topics include a man's design, his work and common traps into which men fall.
-- Gene C. Wilkes, "Jesus on Leadership" (Nashville: LifeWay, 1998). This study draws principles of servant leadership from the life and teachings of Jesus.