Reconnections Ministries
Home Page
Laodicea's Forbidden Fruit
Men's Ministry Focus
The man in the back row
Shephards and Sheep
Revival In America
The Fellowship of the Marketplace
Reconnecting Retreats
Books to Help You Run
Poems of Joy and Lament
Links & Resources
Contact Us


The men in the back row

He Chooses the things that are not



When Jesus came to this earth with a scant three years to set the foundation for His church, He went to the men in the back rows of life and religion. Wouldn’t it have been far more expedient to seek out the religious leaders of the day, and simply work within the system? Yet He immediately exposed it, passed by it, and even alienated its leaders. Paul said, “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong” (1 Cor. 1).

Jesus was coming to bring an entirely new agenda, and He would need men untainted by religious systems who would listen with open ears, minds, and hearts. He also knew that those who thought they were of little importance would give Him the glory when He helped them believe they were of great importance, and that there would be nothing in which to personally boast when He made them into the pillars of His church!

Go To Top




Also in 1st Corinthians, Paul says, “And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it. If one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.” In most churches [according to the polls] 10% of the people are doing 100% of the ministry, with the other 90% left languishing. Is it any wonder the polls reveal our current position of “bodily suffering?” As in Jesus’ day, we believe there is an army of men in the back rows of religion just awaiting His touch and His calling. They are gifted, they are significant, and they are desperately needed if the church is to be all it could be.

At RECONNECTIONS we call men to an individual, personal, and passionate pursuit of their Good Shepherd because that is where they will find what they now seek. It is in abiding in Jesus: not in the temples, teachings, and programs of religion that men will arise and awaken. And it is in the marketplace of everyday life they will find Him now as they found Him then, calling out to them, “Follow Me!”

Go To Top


The Problem


He has chosen the things that are not
Mike reaching out to
men in back rows.

Home Page | Laodicea's Forbidden Fruit | Adam's Sons In Laodicea | Men In The Back Rows | Shepherds and Sheep | Revival in America? | Fellowship of the Marketplace | Reconnections Retreats & Consults | Books | Blogs & Bio | Articles | Poems | Links | Contact   Go To Top