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The Power of a Mens Bible Study: It’s Where Men Find Out They’re Not Alone

The Power of a Mens Bible Study

To understand why men need to be part of a men’s Bible study, just look to R.T. Phillips. He was president of the Christian men's movement Promise Keepers during its heyday when it brought tens of thousands of men together in stadium events in the 1990s. While those events were great at inspiring thousands of men to commit themselves to God, Phillips says they were not as effective “with a deeper level of understanding of what the heart of man is crying out for."

Men struggle with isolation and disqualification

Phillips himself struggled with this after his ministry with Promise Keepers ended. When he no longer had the role of president of a massive ministry and the validation of partnering with God in a great movement, he began "a journey around a real shift in who I am and what validates me as a man."  

Phillips is now committed to ministering to men through his Bible studies for men called CORE Redeemed and CORE Transformed, which have a fresh approach that touch what he says are the two primary struggles of men: isolation and disqualification.

Men need genuine connection

"Stadium events, catalytic events are awesome," Phillips says. "Promise Keepers was a part of that; Sunday mornings are, in a sense, kind of about that. But it's really the power of community, of genuine connection, about being real. And the church subconsciously reinforces the idea that my spirituality is judged based upon my obedience, and the things that I'm doing well, and then I'm disqualified when I struggle."

Phillips and his team developed CORE Bible studies for men that use "the power of story to create environments where men have permission to be real about their own story. As they can engage with other guys, they find out they're not alone," he says.

And therein lies the power of a men’s Bible study…it’s where men find out they’re not alone.

To watch mens Bible studies,

Top Bible Studies for Men

These top Bible studies for men address topics of discipleship, community, relationships, leadership, and overcoming, using examples and life stories that will resonate with men and help them, in the safety of their groups, address feelings of isolation and disqualification.


 CORE Bible study for men - Redeemed and Transformed 

CORE for Men Bible Studies by R.T. Phillips: Redeemed and Transformed

Each of these men’s Bible studies includes five short films that tell stories of real men, dealing with real life issues. They take the things we think disqualify us and turn it into a new identity as God’s sons. Within a genuine brotherhood, we can get honest about our idols, and hold each other accountable to stop and reload to prepare for what's ahead.

Becoming a King mens Bible study

Becoming a King by Morgan Snyder

How do we know when can we trust a man with power? Can you be trusted with power? From his years of serving alongside John Eldredge and seeking the counsel of men of wisdom, Morgan Snyder developed this "recovery mission" for men who are in need of excavation and reconstruction. When we become whole-hearted and strong, we will become the kings God meant for us to be.

Wild at Heart mens Bible study

Wild at Heart by John Eldredge

In this completely new video series based on the bestselling classic, Wild at Heart, John Eldredge reminds men they need adventure in their lives . . . in their work, in their love, and their spiritual lives. He reveals how God designed men to be dangerous: to be a hero, to be a warrior, and to live a life of adventure and risk. Five of John’s friends gather to share their personal stories around each topic.

The Three-Mile Walk mens Bible study

The Three-Mile Walk by Banning Liebscher

With a heart-stirring message and compelling stories, founder of Jesus Culture and pastor Banning Liebscher will equip you to step boldly into battle and watched God work a stunning victory amid impossible odds. The Three-Mile Walk draws from the biblical story of the friendship between David and King Saul’s son Jonathan.


Former Promise Keepers President Still Working to Change Men’s Hearts, Lives [Source: Charisma News]

Our Top 5 Mens Bible Studies [Source: FaithGateway]

Why the Pandemic Has Been So Hard on Men by John Eldredge [Source: ChurchSource]

Becoming a King: Experience a Free Resource for Pastors and the Men of the Church by Morgan Snyder [Source: ChurchSource]


CORE Redeemed and CORE


Becoming a King

Three-Mile Walk

Wild at Heart