Took a look at A Man and His Work this week. The latest in a line of men’s studies called 33 The Series, it was inspired by the Men’s Fraternity material created by Robert Lewis (I reviewed part 1 of the series right here). The relevance of the title caught my attention and the content of the study held my attention very well.
DVD-driven, A Man and His Work is a six session study that features teaching by Bryan Carter (senior pastor of Concord Church), Tierce Green (lead house church pastor of The Church Project), and John Bryson (founding pastor of Fellowship Memphis). These three communicators are known for their ability to connect with men. The DVD segments average 30 to 35 minutes in length and include a variety of elements: teaching, man on the street interviews, and personal testimonies.
A Man and His Work wrestles with the following topics:
- The tensions of work
- A blueprint for work
- Having courage at work
- Essentials to help you follow the blueprint
- Six traps to avoid at work
- Six work catalyzers
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.
The Leader Kit comes with a second DVD that includes a promotional trailer, leader ideas, creative ideas for building a men’s large group study and much more.
A Man and His Work is well designed to engage men in a study that will inspire and challenge. The teaching has just the right amount of Biblical straight talk to keep men tuned in. The discussion questions are pitched at the right level to help men engage. And the between session reading assignments are short enough to be doable for every man. If you’re looking for a study that will engage the men in your congregation, you need to take a look at A Man and His Work. I like this study and this series, and I think you will too.