Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Often seen as the 800 pound gorilla in the room, most pastors and church leaders have struggled to engage men toward the church’s mission and vision not only locally, but globally. Now, with SLEEPING GIANT: No Movement of God without Men of God, 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 gives needed strong medicine addressing the most challenging ministry segment in the church.
The Bible, Luck argues in the book, portrays a God who loves righteousness and justice. But how can the church deliver that justice if it is not effectively reaching, relating to, and transforming cultural man? It can only help the victims, not deal with the source.
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.