Man in the Mirror Seeks to Hire 330 Area Directors

A national casting call has been launched in cooperation with Young Life, Campus Crusade for Christ, Compass—Finances God’s Way, and The Navigators to recruit candidates throughout the United States to fill 330 full-time positions as area directors for the ministry Man in the Mirror.

Those who fit the bill will help thousands of churches throughout the country to disciple 1 million men by 2015—and 10 million men by the end of 2020.

“For several years, we’ve been working hard to offer men a viable career path in men’s ministry,” explains Patrick Morley, who founded the nonprofit ministry Man in the Mirror. “This is our attempt at putting boots on the ground to consult, train and equip churches to be more effective at discipling their guys.”

With many companies and organizations shuttering or cutting back in the wake of America’s economic crisis, Morley and his team hope this new opportunity will appeal to a wide range of professionals who are surrendered to Christ, love the church, are passionate about reaching men with the Gospel, and have a deep commitment to discipleship. While churches want to disciple men, most haven’t been able to keep men’s discipleship as a high, ongoing priority, adds Morley, who 25 years ago started teaching a weekly men’s Bible study in Orlando, Fla., that has since grown to include more than 5,000 men worldwide. The 330 area directors will be located throughout the United States. Each will have a territory of about 1,000 churches and will be trained in raising funds to support the ministry in their area, as well as every aspect of what Man in the Mirror has learned in 25 years of fine-tuning men’s discipleship.

Churches that implement Man in the Mirror’s “No Man Left Behind” model have an average 48 percent increase in the number of men attending their church and an 84 percent increase in the number of men involved in discipleship in just two-and-a-half years.

Morley concludes: “I’m so thankful that 40 years ago, a few men in my church saw a young man who desperately needed to be discipled, and they took action. Every man deserves an opportunity to learn how he can become the man God created him to be.”

After building one of Florida’s 100 largest privately held companies, Morley in 1989 wrote The Man in the Mirror, a landmark book with more than 3 million copies in print. He has written 18 books. In 1991 he founded a nonprofit organization, also called Man in the Mirror, to help men find meaning and purpose in life. More than 10 million men have been impacted in some way by Man in the Mirror through men’s Bible studies, Christian literature, events for men and leadership training.