12 Creative Ways to Use or Lose Your Manger

By | December 8th, 2017|Tips|

"What do you do with the manger after Christmas?" This is a frequently asked question. And we have several fun ideas! 1. Use it for outdoor decoration. 2. Use it to hold your books. 3. Use it as it's originally intended purpose...a feed trough. 4. Use it as a cradle...like Mary and Joseph did. 5. [...]

The Manger Build® Across the Country

By | November 9th, 2017|Testimonies|

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger… Luke 2:7a ESV A growing number of families across the US celebrate Christmas but miss the point of Jesus. The Manger Build provides a strategy to help churches encourage men in their congregations and communities to lead the [...]

Head to Head: The Manger Build vs. Children’s Christmas Musical

By | November 9th, 2017|Tips|

We often hear that the church calendar is too full at Christmas and “We simply can’t do The Manger Build because we already do a Christmas musical for the kids.” OK, I get it. And I’m not going to tell you not to do the musical but here's an itemized (and admittedly biased) analysis of the two [...]

6 Great Reasons to Host The Manger Build this Christmas!

By | September 14th, 2017|Tips|

1) Most families in your community celebrate Christmas but don't know Jesus. Sad, but true. It’s hard to believe how so many could miss Christ in Christmas, but they do. Your church could help families learn why they’re celebrating! 2) Churches often struggle to engage busy young families. Everywhere I go, men's ministry leaders ask, "How [...]

Illinois Chevy Dealership Hosts The Manger Build!

By | December 23rd, 2016|Testimonies|

Check out this story from a guy who is passionate about The Manger Build! A community was impacted, seeds planted, the Light shown...and God used The Manger Build and a Chevy dealership in Pekin, Illinois to do it. Dear Mike, Several years ago there was a Manger Build card on a table at our church. I asked several [...]

The Manger Build Testimony: Charlie McKinney

By | November 16th, 2016|Testimonies|

Mike, Bob, and Dan, Ferry Farm Baptist held our Manger Build event on Saturday, Nov. 30th. 25 mangers were built and families were excited and enthusiastic as they worked together to build their own manger. The men who ran the event were excited as well. Each of us feels blessed! Many thanks to Noble Warriors [...]

The Manger Build Testimony: Jim Pulling

By | November 3rd, 2016|Testimonies|

Hey Mike and the Brothers at Noble Warriors, Just wanted to share w/ yall that we all at JCF II had a really awesome night at our manger build.  I believe we build 17 mangers in all.  It was truly an amazing experience. I had the privilege of building it w/ my son who is [...]

The Manger Build Testimony: Larry Patton

By | October 31st, 2016|Testimonies|

“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:6,7 Last Saturday, the Ministry to Men Leadership Team and I [...]

The Manger Build Testimony: Wayne Chang

By | July 14th, 2016|Testimonies|

My spiritual journey with The Manger Build has been a process similar to starting a fire with flint and steel. The first “spark” for me was struck at the Iron Sharpens Iron conference I attended in March 2012 in Richmond, VA.  It was my first conference and it was overwhelming at times because of so [...]

The Manger Build Testimony: Richard Curtis

By | July 14th, 2016|Testimonies|

Hello Mike, We just had an awesome time doing the manger build. We had 15 men with 12 children from 3.5 years old to teens who had never had father figures in their lives. It was an awesome event with grandpa's helping granddaughters, grandsons, and dads helping sons and daughters as well. We had a single [...]