Rev. Gary Yagel began his ministry as a volunteer Young Life leader, served 4 years as a youth pastor and over 20 years as a church planter and senior pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America. He has led various men's discipleship ministries, including Top Gun, and spoken to numerous men's groups. He is a Field Network Agent for Man in the Mirror Ministries and Associate of Great Dads.
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There are many resources and upcoming events for men's ministry in the PCA. Here you will find some valuable resources for mentoring men in your church.
A good summary of the goal of men’s ministry is to help men better love God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength. Bryan Chapel points out, “Spiritual change is more a matter of what our heart loves than what our hands do” (Holiness By Grace). So, what are the barriers that prevent our men from loving God more?
This year's General Assembly at Virginia Beach is just around the corner. There will be plenty of opportunities to use this time to strengthen your men's ministry. Find out how...
Today’s feminized Western culture has declared war on masculinity. To mention any fundamental differences between the sexes is not politically correct. Moreover, our boys are being pressured to be more like girls and subjected to a relentless assault upon their masculinity.
Postmodernity is peddling a disastrously feminized view of masculinity, surrendering men’s God-given roles to women and exalting a monosexualism that flies directly in the face of God’s purposes for creation. There is a crying need in the church today to recover a biblical view of manhood. But we must be certain that our vision of what a man is called to be is reached through sound exegesis of the texts relating to masculinity. Phillips’ excellent book provides that exegesis.
Studies reveal that 50-65 % of Christian men have significant problems with pornography and the problem is getting worse. Because most of the men in our churches are not equipped to battle lust from a grace-centric perspective, thousands are sliding down the steep slope towards pornography addiction.
What is the key to building an effective men’s ministry? An inspired, equipped men’s ministry leadership team! This A Four-Hour Workshop will inspire and equip that team. Learn more about this training opportunity offered by Gary Yagel. Attend an already-scheduled event or host one in your local church.
All Christian men fight inner battles with their sinful nature. Lust, anger, selfishness, resentment, impatience, discontent, idolatry are just some of the forces that seek to overpower us as men. Many times we lose these battles for a simple reason—we are trying to fight them by ourselves.
- By Gary Yagel
- March 1, 2010
- Conference Resources, Men's Ministries, Teachers/Disciplers
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On January 16, 103 pastors, elders, and other men’s ministry leaders attended the Reaching Every Man training led by PCA Men’s Ministry Consultant Gary Yagel at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA. One enthusiastic participant commented, “I can’t remember ever gathering with one hundred men for anything, much less gathering with one hundred leaders to learn how to more effectively disciple men.”
Several graduates of RTS Orlando, along with a third PCA member, began to conduct extensive research into churches that were effectively discipling men, to determine why they were so successful. They saw time and again that the churches with effective long term processes that produced Godly disciples followed the same principles. For example, they targeted the hearts of men, not their behavior.