25 Years of Ministry
How would America and the world be different if twice as many men in America were passionate disciples of Jesus Christ? We believe God would use them to change the world.
In 2011, Man in the Mirror will be celebrating twenty-five years of ministry to men. In those twenty-five years, God has used Patrick Morley and Man in the Mirror to touch the lives of millions of men. Our current mission is to help every church disciple every man. We are praying that God would raise up 10,000,000 transformed men by 2020. With only about 6,000,000 men who are disciples now – out of 113,000,000 men in America – this would more than double the men who are living for Christ.
“Our ministry exists,” says Patrick Morley, “in answer to the prayers of the wives, mothers, and grandmothers who have for decades been praying for men. No man fails on purpose. No man wakes up in the morning and lays out a plan to fail in his marriage, with his children or in his career. And yet men are failing every day with tragic results. Man in the Mirror equips leaders who help men find success that matters in their lives.”
Patrick Morley began teaching a weekly bible study to a handful of men on Friday mornings in March of 1986. This group of men grew to the 160 men who meet weekly in Winter Park, Florida. Since 2000, internet technology has allowed thousands of men from around the world to participate each week by viewing or listening to the study.
In 1989 Patrick Morley wrote The Man in the Mirror, a landmark book that poured from Pat’s own search for meaning, purpose, and a deeper relationship with God. This best-selling book captured the imaginations of hundreds of thousands of men worldwide. Pat has authored a total of eleven books (and co-authored Dad in the Mirror with David Delk, President of Man in the Mirror). More than 6,000,000 books have been distributed to men and women in the last six years.
Man in the Mirror has developed a Leadership Community that uses web technology to equip, train and resource exponentially more leaders. This project includes the development of www.disciplemen.com. Leaders who currently are forced to figure things out on their own are able to immediately access the best thinking of leaders from around the world.
God has changed the hearts and lives of hundreds of thousands of men through Man in the Mirror. “It’s been an amazing experience,” shares David Delk, President of Man in the Mirror, “frankly more than anything we could have imagined. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do in the next twenty-five years.”