Men
Nathan Blackaby & Carl Beech, CVM 2016

£12.00 (Approx)
3.8
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Overview

What does it say on the tin?

Carl Beech and Nathan Blackaby present a feature-packed resource to help churches reach men with the gospel, including lessons learned from around the UK, CVM’s proven strategies and some of the latest research on this critical issue.

Learn more about CVM’s 4-Level evangelism strategy and how it can help you introduce Jesus to the men in your community.
Ideal for your men’s group, leadership teams and denominational missioners.

Also features several case studies from men’s groups around the UK, with examples of activities for connecting with men who do not attend church.

What do you get and how?

This is a DVD resource. On the DVD there is 25-minute main feature plus 4 shorter extras. These extras feature examples of how different Christians have been making friendships with men outside their church and have shared their faith effectively. The resource comes with a website link where you can download all the films and material online in HD quality.

The main film features the two presenters explaining CVM’s (Christian Vision for Men) 4 level approach to evangelism. These levels are: make some mates, mention Jesus in conversation, tell them loads more, see them become committed.

The film is well presented and keeps your attention. Nathan and Carl give useful information on how to make the most of each level and share helpful tips, recognising that, for many men, forming friendships is not always easy.

Who is it for?

This resource is for Christian men who want to share their faith. It is ideal for a group of Christian men to watch together and then to work together to be purposeful in reaching out to other men. Enquirers, Growing. Small groups, men.

Review

  • What is the overall quality of material presentation?

    The production is excellent. The main film takes place at Chesterfield Football Club. The presenters come across well and are friendly.

    How clear are its aims and outcomes?

    The aims are simple: to enable Christian men to introduce other men to Jesus. The resource explains the simple 4 step process to enable this to happen.

    How accessible are the leader's notes?

    The notes are sparse, but sufficient, with a short introduction from Nathan and a simple explanation on how to use the DVD.

    Who could lead it?

    Any Christian man!

    How helpful are the participants' resources?

    n/a

    How good is any digital material?

    The DVD is professionally produced and is simple to use.

    How much prep will I have to do?

    It might be helpful to have watched beforehand, but it would work with just gathering other Christian men together and pressing play.

    Is there website support? Links?

    Yes via the CVM website www.cvm.org.uk. The website offers access to support for starting a men's outreach ministry, offering access to speakers and resources, as well as support via their contact form.

  • How well does it encourage interaction with the group?

    The film gives the viewer plenty to think about and to chat about with others.

    How well does it cater for a variety of both learning and delivery styles?

    This is a simple short DVD film. It would be down to the leader to then lead any discussion.

    How adaptable is it to my situation?

    Very. It provides a framework for evangelism, but the viewers will need to implement any action.

    How well does it encourage people to work together in applying the material?

    Throughout the films, the presenters speak of working together to make it more fun and easier to do.

  • How much of the material is Bible-based?

    This is not a Bible-teaching resource. It is designed to break down evangelism of men into four simple steps. It is, therefore, implicitly biblically-based.

    How well is the biblical material presented and used?

    n/a

    How well does it apply biblical material to everyday life?

    n/a

    Is there a particular theological perspective?

    The DVD is based around the belief that every Christian man should be intentionally making friendships and sharing their faith in those friendships.

  • How well does it inspire people towards whole-life discipleship?

    The presenters talk about using people's interests and hobbies to share their faith with others. They do this in an engaging and inspiring way, which will encourage people to be bolder in inviting friends to meet other Christians and to share their own stories of faith.

    How well does it encourage and enable people to grow in their faith?

    As people share their faith, their own faith will grow.

    How well does it stretch faith and vision of God and his purposes?

    The resource helps men to see that God can use them to build his kingdom by giving simple suggestions and steps for each Christian man to be involved with sharing their faith with friends, colleagues and neighbours.

    How well does it connect with real life issues?

    The resource is helpful in getting Christian men to think about how they can use their own lives and interests to share their faith and to gather others together.

  • How well does it encourage personal evangelism?

    This is the whole point of the DVD and is excellent in achieving this aim.

    How well does it encourage local or network-based community involvement?

    One idea it suggests is to put on community events and gatherings for men to come together, first to build friendships, secondly to have opportunities to share testimonies of what God has done, and finally to lead others to Jesus and to grow in faith.

    How well does it connect with global issues?

    This is not covered specifically.

    How well does it encourage global mission?

    n/a

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