Prayer

This goes without saying, but often it is easy to forget to pray before and during a men’s breakfast. Pray about it as you are organising it, as men are inviting their friends, and also during the set-up on the day.

Venue

The venue can be neutral, such as a local sports club or community centre, although a church hall will also work. There should be a space (and tables and chairs) for people to sit and eat, depending on the number of people attending, and kitchen facilities.

Speaker & Topic

When organising a Men’s breakfast, Let us at Know My Faith know about a topic you would like covered. Topics that work well are either those grounded in the speaker’s experience, and/or a subject that engages with men, such as work, sport, finances, health, or sex. In either case it is important that the speaker is aware of your target audience – ie if you want to include clear gospel content, accessible to non-Christians. The style should be more ‘after-dinner speech’ than Sunday sermon; 20-30 minutes in length but certainly no more than 30. It can be good to raise a challenging question which people can discuss in groups afterwards.

Making the Most of Your Men's Breakfast

To get maximum benefit and momentum from a Men’s Breakfast, all you need to do is focus on the outcomes you want and the steps to achieve these. It can be surprisingly simple.

Define your goals. Are they to:

  • Get men to process the message together?
  • Build your Men’s Ministry?
  • Sustain momentum to the next event or Men’s Group?

Action steps:

  • Before the Breakfast: Think about how you will promote your Men’s Group.
  • Consider how to measure the morning’s effectiveness in reaching your goals. A short evaluation form that men can fill in will help you with this.
  • On the Day: Before the presentation starts at 7:30am, welcome the men and outline the morning program. Alert them to the action points that will be covered.
  • Make it easy for small group discussion. We suggest tables of 6 – 8.
  • Promote your next Men’s Ministry event or Men’s Group before men start to leave.
  • Give the men a short evaluation form to fill in with their comments.
  • Following the Breakfast: Debrief with your team on how to improve for next time.

Catering

Depending on your venue, you may need to bring some or all of your crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment with you – check this beforehand. You will need a group of volunteers with assigned roles: who will be in the kitchen, who will be serving food, who will welcome people and introduce the speaker?

It is also worth deciding beforehand how food will be served: will it be brought to the tables, or will people collect it themselves? It is often easiest for guests to help themselves to cold food such as cereals, orange juice, and rolls. It is crucial to put on a good cooked breakfast as this is a major attraction of the event! That said, logistically it is easier to aim for no more than 3-4 different kinds of hot food (eggs, bacon, baked beans and sausages are all simple to cook and satisfying). Adding hot toast to that finishes the cooked breakfast off well. Please ensure you have enough food. Men are big eaters and they eat more at a buffet event. If you want to control consumption then meals should be plated.

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