This first challenge in The Journey is designed to provide an overview for participants. It introduces your men to the basic characteristics of a godly man. These are the same ideas they will be exploring in more detail during the rest of The Journey.
This challenge communicates the basic faith tenets every man should understand, such as the character of God, justification, sanctification, the church, the Bible, the person of Christ, and work of the Holy Spirit. It encourages men to continually seek to learn more about God and the Bible.
This challenge helps men explore the key relationships they have. Topics include dating, marriages, brotherhood, and integrity in personal relationships.
Many men have no example of proper fathering; this challenge shows men what it means to be a godly father, grandfather or mentor.
This challenge teaches men the biblical foundations of prayer, worship, fasting, meditation, and solitude. Men will learn how to incorporate these disciplines into their daily life.
This challenge addresses issues such as mission and calling, purpose, the true definition of success, balance and priorities. Men will be encouraged to do their work with excellence and diligence in order to demonstrate God’s character to the world.
This challenge helps men understand their giftedness and how they can contribute to Kingdom work. It shows where in the work of the church they can have an impact, and connects them with opportunities to learn and grow as part of God’s activity in the world.
This challenge shows men that they are stewards of the gifts God has given them. It encourages men to be God’s money managers, avoiding or reducing consumer debt and contributing to Kingdom work.
This challenge helps men understand what the Bible has to say about moral, ethical and sexual purity. Men will identify key areas in their lives to establish boundaries and accountability to help them maintain integrity and witness.
The Bible says we are called to share in Christ’s suffering. This challenge aids in an understanding of suffering and how to view it from a Christian perspective.
Some men are called to be leaders of home ministries – others of businesses. And all men are called to be leaders in their homes. This challenge encourages men to view leadership from a biblical perspective.
This challenge gives men practical steps and tools to develop a written life purpose statement that will provide clear guidance for their priorities and behavior.