Thom S. Rainer releases new book to move church members into action to welcome guests in ‘Becoming a Welcoming Church’

Thom S. Rainer releases new book to move church members into action to welcome guests in ‘Becoming a Welcoming Church’ Nashville, Tennessee (February 23, 2018)— After consulting with thousands of churches and pastors, LifeWay Christian Resources President and church leadership expert Thom S. Rainer found that most church members perceive their church to be friendly. But as he researched, he found that the guests typically saw church members as unfriendly. The perception chasm existed because the members were indeed friendly to one…

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Case Study: Embrace Grace, pro-life support for churches and pregnant women

An unplanned, unexpected pregnancy can be overwhelming for a young woman who is suddenly faced with so many decisions. Oftentimes, young women can be encouraged to choose life in such a situation, but are left without resources and support after they do so. That’s where Embrace Grace steps in: to ensure every young woman in a crisis pregnancy is connected with a church body where she can find acceptance, resources and the hope of Christ. As their website states: Embrace…

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Dave Thornton Joins David C Cook in New Strategic Role

DAVE THORNTON JOINS DAVID C COOK IN NEW STRATEGIC ROLE CONTACT:                Lisa Beech, Associate Director of Publicity 719-536-0100, ext. 3022, lisa.beech@davidccook.com Colorado Springs, Colo., January 22, 2016 – David C Cook (DCC) is pleased to announce that industry veteran Dave Thornton has been hired as vice-president of strategic partnerships. In this role, Thornton will continue cultivating the relationships he has built through the years to serve denominations, churches, associations, and ministries. He will be responsible for building the go-to market strategy…

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Every Man Ministries & Kenny Luck Launch a Revolutionary Web Destination for Christian Men, Men’s Pastors & Leaders

Lake Forest, CA – As the SLEEPING GIANT movement continues to revolutionize men’s ministry and reengage men in churches around the world, Every Man Ministries, along with best-selling author and Men’s expert Kenny Luck, have just launched the definitive web site destination for Christian men at //www.EveryManMinistries.com.

Men’s Ministry in the church has been broken for years. This has left men themselves unengaged and unfulfilled. It has left a church body suffering from absentee men or those involved in merely token attendance. Ultimately, the missing men of God have left a deep hole in culture around the world. With the emergence of the Sleeping Giant Total Solution, we are now watching the global evolution of Men’s Ministry which has been dormant for too long. Thankfully, once again, Men’s Ministry is becoming culturally visible:

Kenny Luck & Every Man Ministries Unveil Sleeping Giant: The Process and Solution that Returns Men to Their Rightful Place in Church & Culture

Has the church orphaned its own men to outside culture? Based on their behaviors, the unequivocal answer to that question is a resounding “yes” with few exceptions. Men are the most under-reached audience within our churches, with millions affiliated, but not activated. When men are aligned with culture: the church, women and children suffer. When men are aligned with God: the church, women and children thrive. SLEEPING GIANT is the total solution and process that equips pastors and leaders to empower the men of the church to align with the senior pastor’s vision, transforming not only individual churches, but the surrounding culture as well.

Sleeping Giant is the BLUEPRINT for churches to move men from the audience to the army. The book, DVD resources kit, and up to 52 weeks of curriculum are the master work from pastor and practitioner Kenny Luck, Men’s Pastor at Saddleback Church and Founder of Every Man Ministries, along with Tom Crick, Director of Small Group Health at Saddleback Church.

Most men’s curriculum and programming helps the men, but not the pastor. What distinguishes the Sleeping Giant system is that it is PASTORcentric. As both pastors and the men they lead engage in this process, they are brought together, linked by a Kingdom vision and unified under the mission of the church.

What makes the Sleeping Giant process unique is that it was developed and tested by pastors for use by other pastors and their men. This “Crowd to Core” strategy was developed inside the church, not as an outside, para-church movement. The Sleeping Giant system is an easily adopted, complete, time-tested solution.