Help me reinvent the men’s retreat (part 1 of 3)

By David Murrow on February 10, 2016

I’m going to use my next three blog entries to lay out a plan for a different kind of men’s retreat. This week we’ll look at how we might call and organize men into teams before the retreat takes place.

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Motivate men — promise risk and reward

By David Murrow on January 26, 2016

Jesus did not shy away from the promise of reward. He did not worry that he might appeal to the flesh. He showed us that it’s perfectly healthy to motivate men by helping them understand the rewards they accumulate when they serve the kingdom of God.

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Men’s ministry is pointless

By David Murrow on January 13, 2016

…unless you get one thing right first.

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Is modern worship too entertaining?

By David Murrow on January 5, 2016

The church has been in the entertainment business for almost 1700 years.

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Is it a sin to use a smartphone in church?

By David Murrow on November 16, 2015

There have always been distractions in church. The smartphone is the most potent distraction yet.

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How to worship out of your mind

By David Murrow on October 29, 2015

Humans have five senses. Why do we use just one when we worship?

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Should women be church elders?

By David Murrow on October 21, 2015

By focusing on whether women should preach we miss a much more important gender related question. Should churches ordain female elders?

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Comedy: the key to reaching young men?

By David Murrow on July 27, 2015

Prediction: the next Billy Graham will be a comedian.

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Why young Christian men choose radical Islam

By David Murrow on June 12, 2015

There’s been much hand-wringing over ISIS’s success in recruiting young men from the West to join their holy war. Why would these men exchange safe, comfortable lives to fight for a bloody death cult? And why did these men abandon Christianity in the first place?

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Use the 10-10 format to teach men

By David Murrow on June 2, 2015

Whenever I speak to men’s retreats, I use a 10-10 format. I speak for about 10 minutes – then the men discuss questions for 10 minutes. The results have been astounding.

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