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.
EVERY MAN MINISTRIES is proud to announce the SLEEPING GIANT MEN’S MINISTRY training conference, coming to RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA, from FEBRUARY 21-23. This conference, unlike most of the Every Man events, is focused exclusively on church leadership.
Created by Kenny Luck and Tom Crick and proven out over a ten year process, SLEEPING GIANT CHURCH TRAINING allows lead and teaching pastors, men’s pastors, small group leaders, counselors and other church leaders to be trained in how to attract male leaders to your church, how to effectively connect men in small groups, how to deploy men into service and how to align your men’s ministry with your individual church’s vision.
Over the last few columns, we’ve been talking about Promotion. Last time, we walked through a brief overview of Advertising. Now we are going to talk about some specific No-Brainers. These No-Brainers come from my media group, FrontGate Media (//FrontGateMedia.com). Our group is celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year. We are the #1 source of Christian Music fans and Worship Leaders & Church Musicians.
This was powerful today so I’m reprinting the post from Kenny Luck’s “In Your Corner” email updates. Kenny is a friend as well as the founder of the Every Man Movement, and Men’s Pastor at Saddleback Church. Guys – subscribe to In Your Corner via the link at the top right of the Every Man Ministries web site. Enjoy this reminder and encouragement today. 🙂
Since 1984, Cornerstone Festival has spent 28 years pushing boundaries and challenging the concept of what a Christian Festival “should” look like. Cornerstone is an annual pilgrimage for people of faith of all ages, styles, and denominations from around the world. Attendees join together 20,000 strong in the hills of Western Illinois for a week-long celebration that invigorates belief, inspires creativity, and showcases the best in pop culture, faith-based entertainment, spiritual engagement, and fun activities.
Cornerstone Festival 2011 will take place June 30 – July 3 at Cornerstone Farm in Bushnell, Illinois. Once a year for the past two decades, this small town in Western Illinois with less than 3500 residents becomes inundated with artists, musicians, and fans from across the globe who make a pilgrimage to experience an event unlike any other.
We’ve announced the workshops for the Biola Media Conference! These breakout sessions are the best opportunity you’ll ever have to hear from Hollywood’s film, television and digital media experts in a very intimate setting where, in most cases, you can ask questions. I am not overstating that point. There is NO other event in the country where you can have this much access to this many professionals who share your faith.
We just added a new session and sponsorship option for the Biola Media Conference! Now available for sponsorship, a pre-conference workshop and breakfast reception with Producer Ken Wales (Amazing Grace, Christy – CBS TV Series, Revenge of the Pink Panther) and Director Jerry Jamison (Raise the Titanic, Hallmark, JAG Touched by an Angel, Magnum PI.)
FrontGate Media; the leading faith-based, culture-engaged media & marketing group, announced today the addition of WorshipTogether.com to their growing media group roster.
Localbookmark.it has launched a Church website creator service that enables Faith-Based Ministries to build websites that are also pre-configured to work seamlessly on mobile devices, such as the iPhone or Android phones. As location based services such as Foursquare and Facebook Places engage tens of millions of smartphone users each day, it is becoming increasingly important for ministries to establish a mobile presence, which is where Localbookmark.it’s Easy Site Creator service comes in.
Halleen and Franklin join ten newly added workshop speakers including screenwriter for two Jerry Bruckheimer films Bill Marsilli, producer of “Scary Movie” Lisa Blum, director of Fox’s “Sunset Strip” Adam Collis, world-renowned Hollywood Economics lecturer Bobbette Buster, producer of “Like Dandelion Dust” starring Mira Sorvino, Bobby Downes, co-producer of “Mission Impossible III” Arthur Anderson, Co-Founder of the LA Film Festival, Thomas Ethan Harris, former supervising producer for “The Late Show” Dan Rupple, social media strategist Matt Meeks, production executive Susana Zepeda, and BMC host and founder of Cooke Pictures, Phil Cooke.
Last time, we talked through an overview of the Four P’s: Product, Price, Place and Promotion. In the next several columns, we’re going to dive more deeply into Promotion, covering Public Relations, Advertising and in this column, the basics about Social Media.
Consultant to Disney Animation, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and Twentieth Century Fox, Bobette Buster, and film festival strategist and producer, Thomas Ethan Harris, will join the Biola Media Conference speaker line-up. In its 16th year, attracting more than 700 attendees, the one-day seminar is assembling leading voices in the entertainment industry to inspire those working in cinema and media arts.
FrontGate Media; the leading faith-based, culture-engaged media & marketing group, announced today the addition of Cornerstone Festival to their growing media group roster. Created by the Chicago-based Jesus People USA, Cornerstone Festival is proving again to be the most creative and provocative of the nation’s festivals. With their incredible alternative musical line up, Flickering film screenings, Art Rageous, cstoneXchange, Sports, on-site Recovery Meetings, Children’s programs and more, since 1984 this alternative Christian lifestyle festival has pushed boundaries and challenged the concept of what a Christian festival “should” look like.
So after all this time including the last 10 years now at my own company, FrontGate Media, watching every Christian music company market their artists and albums, here is the ONE THING YOU MUST ALWAYS do in any music ad or promotion…
The Creator Leadership Network (CLN) is proud to announce the premiere of The Monica Coates Show. The 30-minute radio show, hosted by author, educator, and music industry veteran Monica Coates, begins its weekly run on CLN’s Creator Worship channel at www.CreatorLeadershipNetwork.com, today, Monday, January 10 at 12:00 noon EST (11:00am CST, 9:00 am PST) with encore presentations 3:30pm, 12 midnight and 4:30am Eastern time.