Building A Ministry To Men

Here at No Regrets, we want to support you whether you are an individual thinking about beginning a men’s ministry or you are already a part of a small group of men, whether you are starting from scratch or adding to what is already established. How to Build a Life-Changing Men’s Ministry by Steve Sonderman is a part of our resources that we use to help us coach and connect pastors and men’s leaders around the world as they disciple men. The goal is to help them succeed in establishing fully functional and vibrant men’s ministries in their churches.


Some twenty-plus years ago, Stuart Briscoe, then Senior Pastor of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin approached Steve Sonderman, his Associate Pastor of High School and College Ministries and asked him to lead a men's ministry in their church. The men's ministry at Elmbrook flourished under Steve's leadership, leading to the development of Top Gun and later, No Regrets Men's Ministry. He learned ground-breaking truths about how men need to be discipled to be able to become disciples themselves. Steve wrote the book How to Build a Life-Changing Men's Ministry, a book that captured his experiences of starting a men's ministry from scratch and building a leadership factory for Elmbrook. Today, thousands of men around the world are impacted throughout the year by the No Regrets discipleship movement and we want you to be a part of it.


The primary areas of men's ministry that are covered in our HTB Training are:

  • The purpose and philosophy of an effective men's ministry
  • The process and principles for carrying out your ministry
  • Building high impact teams
  • Developing leadership for your ministry
  • Starting small groups for men
  • Keeping the ministry personal
  • Developing a plan for your ministry

In addition, the workshops encourage plenty of time for personal spiritual renewal, designing your unique plan, and connection with others in ministry to men.


How to Build a Life-Changing Men's Ministry

The leading book on men's ministry basics. Whether you are starting a men's ministry from scratch or wanting to jump-start an establishe program, Steve Sonderman gives you the inspiration and practical ideas necessary to take your ministry to the next level.

Video Workshop

A self-guided DVD-based series designed for the leadership team of a church or a few churches in a city to work together to strengthen their men's discipleship ministries.

HTB Live Workshop - Where we come to you!

On-site training from our No Regrets faculty that usually takes place in a Friday evening through Saturday afternoon workshop setting. It is designed for a variety of local churches and leadership teams working together to strengthen their men's discipleship ministries. CONTACT US for more information!

The State Of Men

If ever there was a time in history when local churches needed to build men individually and corporately, it is now. As we survey our contry’s spiritual and societal landscape, it becomes apparent not only do men need ministreis made for them but that men are looking for them as well. Jesus once talked to His disciples about finishing the work that the Father had given him to do. He then challenged the disciples to look at the fields, to notice that they were ripe, ready to be harvested.

Leadership Training

No Regrets Men’s Ministry was birthed out of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Over the last 25+ years, we have developed a proven church leadership training program. Along the way, we have had the privilege of working with thousands of leaders in other churches who are serious about discipling men.

If you are ready to take the men’s ministry at your church to a new level, then No Regrets Men’s Ministry is a willing partner with you. Contact us to help you with an execution plan for your training, whether it is just for the leaders of your own church, a regional event for several churches, or something in between. Together, we will seek to follow God’s leading in mobilizing a Christian men’s movement around the world.

Explore our website, ask questions, and if you are a men’s leader in your church, invest in spending extra time learning how you can be part of an international discipleship movement with No Regrets.

How To Build A Life-Changing Men’s Ministry

Workshop DVD Series