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“We want ALL of our men in a small group”, you say.
You’re inviting, but they’re not coming, right? Frankly, our men don’t want to come to the same old men’s event any more. No matter how many times we flash a cool video invitation on the church screen, shove a flyer in their hands or call them on the phone, the numbers year-over-year continue to fade. The bad news is that the attendance is down, but the good news is that it isn’t you! It’s just the way we men are wired up.
Men are hard to engage and quite honestly, relationships are few and far between. Let’s face it: Men aren’t women. Most men are intimidated by strangers, possibly embarrassed by something going on in their lives (finances, marriage, pornography, etc.), and to top it all off, they don’t really know (or trust) anybody. We keep other men at arm’s length, staying at the inch-deep-and-a-mile-wide level. We try our best to never let anyone in. It’s easier that way, right?
The world teaches us to be “self made men”. The business world teaches us to avoid mistakes so that someone else won’t capitalize on them and take our job. So men just clam up and isolate themselves, which is right where Satan wants us.
The result is addiction, divorce, depression and sometimes even self-destruction. Our principal mission is to equip men to develop Godly relationships with a couple of men so that when, not if, the wheels start coming off of their lives, they will have their “Aaron and Hur” to support them, pray for them, counsel them and love them. The Bible says “Pity the man who falls, and has no one to pick him up.” This is our life verse as a ministry…men need other men, period.
Rough Cut Men is NOT a program or a presentation or a Bible Study. We have enough “programs” to last until Jesus comes back and we sure don’t need another one.
So what is it? It is an interactive experience that strategically integrates full-blown Hollywood action movie clips (high masculine content), relevant current events, stories of guys just like us and Biblical principles (that are NOT over-spiritualized, but designed as specific life application skills from God).
Each of the eight sessions is about 55 minutes, with 30 minutes of table discussion afterwards. Topics include Authentic Friendship, Father Wounding, Legacy, Money, Marriage, Prayer and even destructive behavior.
We are a one-trick pony. Our goal is to help you drive men into small groups. But not because they just want you to quit bugging them about it. But because they made some new friends at Rough Cut Men and they’re ready to engage in more. We know it works, since over 750 small groups have spun off of Rough Cut Men over the past 2 years.
Rough Cut Men has been presented at nearly every denomination in the USA:
- Southern Baptist Convention
- United Methodist
- Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
- Presbyterian Church in America
- Presbyterian Church USA
- Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
- Assemblies of God
- Dozens of Non-Denominational Churches
- And even emerging Catholic Priests
Contact us to bring the Rough Cut Men Movie Experience to your next church or denominational men’s retreat or event.
Your men will never look at men’s ministry the same way again. That’s our promise.