This episode covers a variety of forms of woundedness that might inhibit men from progressing in the spiritual life as they are intended to. Unlike many women who are willing to seek healing because they know it is good for them, men often prefer to “tough it out” until they discover that their woundedness is a particular barrier stopping them from getting where they want to go.
This episode describes several concepts and skills men ought to strive to master in order to be prepared for their God-given task of evangelizing others. We discuss assessing where others are spiritually based on the language they use. We discuss praying with someone for the first time, and laying the groundwork of pre-evangelizing before the invitation to connect. This episode also emphasizes the primacy of walking with the Holy Spirit throughout the process of evangelizing others.
This episode explores the importance of Christian disciples gathering in community, to practice accountability, prayer, sacramental life, service, and mutual growth. It demonstrates how important it is to have men on the same page in terms of commitment level, and it discusses the benefit of Christian men setting audacious goals together.
This episode describes the primacy of the decision to connect with the person of Jesus Christ and to freely choose to be His disciple. Church, sacraments, service, and the Christian community do not make sense if we have already been familiarized with who Jesus is and what it means to be his disciple. Typically, this happens not in one conversation, but over time. We will discuss several methods and approaches to this connect process, focused on Christ.
This episode begins part two of the program. It explores how we ought to treat men whom God is calling us to invite into a life of discipleship. We ought not be weird or preachy. We ought to be a friend first.
This episode explores several angles of the theme that men are not yet fully disciples until they themselves are also disciple-makers. This is not optional. It is not a matter of specific personality or spiritual gift. We are all meant to make disciples.
This episode explores how men actually crave being challenged, and any effective effort to disciple them will require moments of challenge. This will be substantiated through several fascinating examples, as well as relatable instances we all have witnessed. Challenging men is good for several reasons:
- It stirs a pulsing in their hearts
- It says we believe in them
- It invites them to greatness
This episode will explore how crucial it is to speak men’s unique language if we are to reach them. What do various groups of men hear when we use common language? Do we consider what different words mean to men? What scripture passages better speak to men’s hearts? We draw a distinction between masculine and feminine spirituality here. The Church should use both.
This episode explores why men especially choose a deep commitment to Christ and His Church only as a by-product of relationships with others, often other men they respect and admire. Despite how obvious this is, it happens all too rarely in our churches. Additionally, we will review stories of men who have succeeded in evangelization by beginning with authentic relationships free of expectation.
This episode explores the statistically verifiable reality that men are often too absent from church life. After demonstrating this fact, it will explore the first Catholic Disciplement, the centrality of relationship with Jesus Christ.