Men’s Resources

Why start or join a men’s small group?
“Most men who have attended a men’s fellowship group quickly discover the benefits they offer. Men participating in such groups cultivate friendships among their fellow parishioners, have fun, and learn from one another how to be a better husband, father, son, employee, Christian man, and Catholic parishioner. Many men say they have grown by this experience, which has helped them to form stronger and happier families and to cope better with the stresses they encounter at work. Another reason for belonging to a small group of men is that the men in the group can support each other in their quest for living a Christian life (Proverbs 27:17).” http://nfcmusa.org/mens-parish-group-faqs

Three-Step Process for Starting a Men’s Group in your Parish: http://nfcmusa.org/start-a-parish-group

Ten Tips for More Effective Men’s Ministries: http://nfcmusa.org/tips-for-effective-mens-ministries

Resources:

Catholic Men’s Fellowship, Archdiocese of Dubuque: Starting a men’s group in your parish in the Archdiocese of Dubuque? Please contact Mike Schulte mike.schulte@thegazette.com or 319-929-6123 of the Catholic Men’s Fellowship http://catholicmenonline.com/mens-groups/

Boys to Men: “Need a spiritual workout? Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue, by Tim Gray and Curtis Martin, is a Bible study designed specifically for men who want to build their spiritual strength. Each challenging lesson combines rich Scriptural teaching with centuries of Christian wisdom to train today’s men for the virtuous life. With thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter, this book is ideal for individual or group study.” Plus other studies, A Man’s Guide to a Life Worth Living; Crossing the Goal Playbook on the Our Father, Family Matters: A Bible Study on Marriage and Family. http://www.emmausroad.org/Mens-Resources-C1210.aspx

Evangelical Catholic: “Designed for those seeking to understand Jesus and the Church, Encounter Jesus books are popular with people at all levels of faith. Groups or individuals benefit from the questions on Scriptures that help them meet Jesus in a fresh way, the “Encounter Christ this Week” activities, and the prayers.” Mostly six-week studies, these titles include: Believe, Signs and Wonders, The Way, Conformed to Christ. https://www.evangelicalcatholic.org/materials/

Fuel: Catholic Men Living the Faith:  This small faith-sharing book has everything you need contained in it: Information, questions, prayer, etc… No separate leader’s book: https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-180-1/Fuel/

Seven Steps to Becoming Financially Free: This comprehensive small-group study Leader’s Kit includes: 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free book, 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free Participant Workbook, 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free Leader’s Guide, Leaders’ DVD, Sessions DVD, Preview DVD, Marketing support tools. http://www.catholicword.com/personal-growth/small-group-studies/7-step-to-becoming-financially-free-leaders-kit.html

Signposts: How to Be a Catholic Man in Today’s World by Word Among Us. “The fifty-two discussion plans, one for every week of the year, can be used in a small-group setting or individually. Either way, they offer men the opportunity to grow in their love for God, the church, and their families, and to joyfully embrace the call to live in an authentic Christian life.” http://bookstore.wau.org/Signposts-How-To-Be-A-Catholic-Man-In-The-World-P147.aspx

That Man is You: That Man is You! is an interactive, multimedia men’s program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership. Over the course of three years, That Man is You! successively considers men in their relationship to God, to their spouse and to their children.” https://www.paradisusdei.org/index.php/programs/tmiy/

The Mystery of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew by Scripture scholar Edward Sir: “Mystery of the Kingdom is a refreshing Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew that focuses on the “kingdom of God.” Why is the kingdom at the heart of Jesus’ teaching? What were Jesus’ contemporaries expecting? What did Jesus actually say about His kingdom? What is the relationship between the “kingdom” and the Catholic Church we see today?” http://www.emmausroad.org/Mystery-of-the-Kingdom-On-the-Gospel-of-Matthew-P3243.aspx

As always, we also encourage small groups to meet weekly and break open the readings for the coming Sunday through The Catholic Faith-Sharing Process: https://www.dbqarch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/FaithSharebrochure.pdf

For any other ideas, suggestions, or help with starting or resourcing your small group, please contact Mary Pedersen of the Office of Adult Faith, dbqcaf@dbqarch.org or the Archdiocese of Dubuque Education Resource Center, https://www.dbqarch.org/offices/education-resource-center/