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Reprinted with permission from MIM Equipping Men Blog, published June 17, 2019

No Man Left Behind

A New Perspective on Men’s Ministry

Many churches are not getting the results they want when it comes to their men leading powerful, transformed lives. The problem is not lack of effort; many have tried diligently for years with no lasting results. But determination is not a strategy. The problem is not a lack of intent.  Every pastor and church leader wants to see men discipled. But desire is not a strategy.

We believe God has entrusted us with a Biblical discipleship model, not because we are so special, but because it is a collection of principles and practices that has been proven in local churches we’ve worked with who have developed thriving and sustainable disciple-making ministries to men. We call it the No Man Left Behind Model.

What’s needed is a new perspective.

A comprehensive strategy that:

  • doesn’t require you to add a bunch of new men’s-only activities
  • targets all the different types of men you have in the church
  • isn’t dependent on a specific curriculum
  • takes advantage of everything that your church is already doing
  • gives your leadership team the tools necessary to assess, plan, and implement their vision
  • and will result in more men coming to church and more men being discipled.


No Man Left Behind

Welcome to the No Man Left Behind Model.

Developed out of 30+ years of Man in the Mirror’s work with churches all over the country, the Model allows you to organize the key concepts that result in an intentional strategy for discipling all your men that is customizable to your church.

Here’s the bottom line:

The No Man Left Behind Model helps churches create an environment where the Holy Spirit inspires men to engage in life-on-life discipleship.

According to a survey of training alumni, churches who intentionally implemented the No Man Left Behind Model experienced significant gains (an average of 48%) in the number of men attending church (over an average time of 2.5 years). Even more significantly, they reported a dramatic increase (an average of 84%) in the number of men actively engaged in ongoing discipleship.

You want to disciple men to lead powerful, transformed lives. We want to help you do it.

The Big Idea: The discipleship system of your church is perfectly designed to produce the kind of men you have sitting in the pews (or not sitting in the pews).

What about your church? In business, there is an axiom: “Your system is perfectly designed to product the results you are getting.” I’m available, today, to help you create a custom discipleship program to fit the unique needs of your church.

MIM No Man Left Behind Quiz

Regional Director
Arizona and NW 
(480) 710-5242

Michael Grimm is committed to serving pastors and leaders in the communities surrounding Chandler. As a trained Man in the Mirror expert in men’s discipleship, Michael guides pastors and leaders through a comprehensive strategy to reach and disciple all of their men because every man discipled impacts a marriage, family, workplace and community. Discipleship changes everything!

Michael Grimm, a lifelong resident of Phoenix area, was born in Decatur GA, and now lives in Chandler. Michael is an Air Force veteran, has worked in aerospace, chemical and electronics manufacturing industries. Michael trained as a Six Sigma Green Belt, and has spent much of his professional career applying process improvement and problem-solving skills. He is a long-time member of his church, and has served in various roles including leader of men’s discipleship. Named “Mr. Fix-it” by his wife, Michael actually enjoys working on his “Honey-Do” list in his spare time.

Plugging-In with Christian Men

Heights Church Men

“At Heights, we come alongside men, equipping them to make an impact in their church, in their community, and in their families. Through bible study, mentorship, and recreation, men find new ways to live out their faith and connect with God’s unfailing love.”  See the Men’s Calendar for more details.


The Cornerstone Men’s Breakfast is a great way to plug-in with Cornerstone Church.  Breakfast is FREE … and the brisket is fork-tender!  We eat, share and have a 30-min devotional on the 3rd Saturday of each month.” See the Men’s Calendar for more details. 

Prescott Christian Church Men

“The PCC Men’s Ministry is geared to provide discipleship training for men who desire to become more Christ-like in their daily walk at work, with friends  and at home with their family.  Jump-in and share breakfast with us when you’re in our neighborhood.”
See the Men’s Calendar for more details.

Crossfire men's breakfast

“Every Thursday for almost a decade, men have gathered to share breakfast, devotions, study and prayer at American Lutheran Church.  This is an amazing group of guys.  Join us soon!”  See the Men’s Calendar for more details.

“We live in a culture that has, for centuries now, cultivated the idea that a skeptical person is always smarter than one who believes. You can almost be as stupid as a cabbage as long as you doubt.”

– Dallas Willard, Hearing God”