|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, July 15 2013 00:00|
Hope you're having a great summer!
Thanks for partnering with us in so many ways to reach more men for Christ.
The Man in the Mirror Area Director Initiative
It costs $15,000 each to hire, train, and deploy an Area Director.1So what does $15,000 buy? Here's the projected impact for one Area Director in his first ten years...
We are also praying for a measurable reduction in unwed mothers, abortions, fatherless homes, high school dropouts, pornography use, sex sins, prison populations, domestic abuse, poverty, racism, and so on--wherever the sting of the lack of the gospel is felt.
We think this is smart money. Making disciples is God's designated way to release the power of His Gospel on every problem facing our men, their marriages, families, churches, workplaces, and communities. We believe that if God gives us success, this would fuel a culture change to reverse the moral and spiritual erosion of our men and their families for the next generation. Anything less than a plan to disciple every willing man in every church is a moral failure of historic proportion.
Like Nehemiah's wall-builders, we want to work alongside anyone and everyone committed to building authentic disciples of men. But just so you know, there is no secret group with an unlimited budget like the Manhattan Project hidden away in a dark room. That's why we need you. If we don't address the issue of restoring healthy men, can we really ever expect healthy marriages, families, churches, and communities?
The cause is crucial. The stakes are high. The time is now! Recently Pat has been teaching that a servant doesn't ask, "What do I want?" A servant asks, "What does the Master need?" We humbly request you ask, "Does the Master need me to be part of this?"
Some Current Results:
"I met with Tim this morning for breakfast, then with Chris for lunch, and by the time I had gotten home from lunch with Chris, Tim from our breakfast meeting had already signed his church up for the Journey to Biblical Manhood. Hearing each story, I'm amazed at how God has prepared the church and the pastor or men's leader for this initiative. The time is right. Having more fun than ever expected, just walking into God's preparation! The mission starts!"
Other Area Directors are having similar results. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (John 9:37-38). God has given us a plan to send trained workers into these fields of men who are ripe for harvest. Now we are asking Him to provide the resources that will see men transformed all across America for His glory.
Man in the Mirror Area Director Initiative
We began 2013 with 43 appointed and hired Area Directors. As of 5/8/2013, we are at 59.2 We are currently raising a second (and final) round of $3,000,000 in funding. In the first round of funding (summer 2011), God provided $1,750,000. This allowed us to design our systems and processes, launch the initiative, then recruit and train these 59 Area Directors. If God provides $2,100,000 in funding in this round, we believe we will meet the “Current Projections” below. If God provides the full $3,000,000, we will implement the “Accelerated Projections.” This will allow us to fully staff our Area Directors and double the number of new disciples (to 1,000,000) by 2020.
 Divide $3,000,000 of additional funding by the 200 area directors projected to be appointed by the end of 2016, at which time the initiative is self-sustaining.
 Projections include an allowance for 30% of appointed Area Directors to wash out, mostly because they are not successful in raising their region’s budget.