Building A Ministry Of Spiritual Mentoring by Jim Grassi

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Would you like some practical help on discipling men? Most pastors, including me, are alarmed at the falling away of men in our churches today. We want to address the issue and we have help in this volume published by Thomas Nelson. Mr. Grassi has written on these issues before, but here he gives us the nuts and bolts of a mentoring ministry with just enough background to make sure we see the gravity of the situation today.

He succinctly rehearses the urgency in our society that churches must face. The absence of fathers have well nigh destroyed our culture. Amid the wreckage we find ineffective churches. We have in Jesus Christ what men need. Are we reaching out to give it?

If you are like me, you scratch your head wondering how to do it. That is where this book is valuable as the practical implementation makes up the bulk of the book. He begins by making sure we understand the concept of what mentoring really is, that we avoid the misconceptions, and that we put in place a solid team to carry it out. I appreciate his explaining that neither a pastor nor any other man can handle this ministry alone. It would be overwhelming and likely crash the ministry.

His guidelines for assessing where men can productively fit in to make the ministry thrive are outstanding. I can see easily see using them exactly as he gives them. It gives men an opportunity to show where their strengths really lie. There is a place for every man!

Whether it be ideas of things to do, how to be intergenerational, how to foster real relationship, or assessing when things are off, he has the bases covered. For what it is, this is a great volume!

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Building A Ministry Of Spiritual Mentoring by Jim Grassi

  1. I am grateful for the men of our church that have encouraged other men and/or sought to be mentors/disciplers. Over the years and talking with men from different churches, I have noticed they seem to be drawn in when churches do missions trips involving helping with building or post-disaster relief, as well as when men do manly things such as deep sea fishing trips, overnight or weekend camping retreats, and skeet shooting to name a few. I also once read an article which said men were generally turned off when churches seemed to be led more by women than by men and when the church’s interior looked too feminine.

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