Looking for new ideas for men’s ministry? You might want to take a look at 33 The Series: A Man and His Design. Building on many of the timeless truths taught by Robert Lewis in the original Men’s Fraternity study, this fresh new series includes new material on authentic manhood.
The design of 33 The Series make it easy to use in individual off campus men’s groups or as an on-campus men’s study. Although it can be used by individuals, there are several challenges in the first two sessions to “do this study with a team.”
DVD-Driven, each of the six sessions include approximately 30 minutes of teaching along with a variety of creative elements, interviews, documentaries, roundtable discussions and moving testimonies . The multi-generational and racially diverse teaching team makes this a very compelling series that will connect broadly. Presenters John Bryson (co-founding teaching pastor of Fellowship Memphis), Bryan Carter (senior pastor of Concord Church in Dallas, Texas) and Tierce Green (teaching pastor and executive pastor of small groups at Woodlands Church in Houston, Texas) provide inspirational and challenging teaching.
The Training Guide includes a note-taking section to be used while viewing the teaching segment, as well as a reflection and discussion guide that will direct the group experience. In addition, you’ll also find an engaging set of short between-session reading assignments on a series of topics that will capture and hold the attention of group members. Because of the way the questions are designed, no leader is required.
This is a study that’s designed to compel action. Every session drives toward a personally selected strategic next step and the series drives toward an action plan.
Along with the six session teaching DVD, an included group leader resources DVD provides helpful guidance in the format and plan of your study. The resources DVD also includes many of the creative elements as separate media files for those studies that prefer to deliver the teaching in a live format. In addition, you’ll find ideas for promotional materials and tools on the resources DVD.
Additional volumes of 33 are in development and will include topics on a man’s wounds, traps, parenting, marriage and career. You can register to be notified of future volumes and their release dates at 33theseries.com. You can find out everything you need to know about the series right here.
If you’re looking for new ideas for men’s ministry, you’re going to want to take a look at 33 The Series: A Man and His Design. I really like the feel of it, and I think you will too.