Man in the Mirror Area Director Position

Various, United States Full-time Allows remote

For 32-Years Man in the Mirror Has Seen How Discipleship Changes Everything.

Marriages. Families. Workplaces. Communities. Everything.

Our Area Directors are the lynchpin. (linch·pin: a person vital to an enterprise or organization.)

A Man in the Mirror Area Director coaches a local church leader to become more effective in reaching and discipling men. 

We totally equip you. 

We provide you with proven strategies that increase the number of men attending church by 48% AND the number of men actively engaged in discipleship by 84%.

Area Directors are part of a national movement to help churches create an environment where the Holy Spirit inspires men to engage in life-on-life discipleship.

 “Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing!”
― John Wesley

 

Position Description

Area Directors are called to men's discipleship. Not sure if you are called? Start with applying or chatting with us and we will walk with you through the discernment process.

Area Directors are tour guides with church leaders. Unlike a travel agent who hands you a brochure and a map, a tour guide has been there before. They've been up the mountain. They will take a church leader with them in building a ministry with men. (On average - increasing men's discipleship by 84% in an average time period of 2 1/2 years.)

Area Directors build relationships. They genuinely care for and encourage church leaders and their men.  Area Directors are part of a team where they receive encouragement and support from their colleagues and their Regional Director. Prayer support is a constant.

Area Directors are self-funded. They take a step of faith. Like missionaries, they raise whatever funding is needed using the training provided by Man in the Mirror. (They keep their "day job" until they have the funding in place.)

Area Directors are growing. They maintain a spiritual life that reflects a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. They are members in good-standing with their local church. If married, their spouse is in agreement with their calling to this position.

Area Directors are well-trained. They become men's discipleship experts because of the extensive training and support provided by Man in the Mirror. 

Area Directors work from where they live. (Most serve full-time. Some are part-time.)

Working Conditions 

Area Directors must have a home office or comparable work space. A laptop with Windows 8 or higher, a cam and a printer/scanner is required. Area Directors must have or be willing to establish a Facebook account which is used by the ministry as a key communications strategy.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years in a leadership position with a ministry, business or other organization.
  • Has a passion for ministry with men and experience with men’s ministry.
  • Has high biblical standards of leadership, integrity, morality and faithfulness.
  • Is known for having a humble and teachable spirit.
  • Can demonstrate a working knowledge of the Bible. Makes biblically-based decisions a priority.
  • Is willing to focus on essentials and not emphasize or champion points of theology outside our Statement of Faith. Is sensitive to denominational differences.
  • Is an independent thinker who also values collective IQ and collaboration.
  • Has excellent oral and written communication skills and an engaging communication style.
  • Has a professional presence and poise; conveys credibility and commands attention.
  • Is able to demonstrate accountability and has an inherent drive to meet or exceed goals. Knows how to manage a budget.
  • Can satisfy a background check and provide 3 references (pastor, spouse (if married), and professional).
  • Has reviewed and signed Man in the Mirror's Statement of Faith and Guiding Principles.
  • Has a valid driver's license and car insurance that meets Man in the Mirror's minimum requirements.

 

“I’ve worked for a Fortune 500 company, and the on boarding of an Area Director at Man in the Mirror blows corporate out of the water!” - Phil Elmore, Area Director, Ohio

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What training do you offer new Area Directors?

Think of your training as a Men’s Discipleship Master’s Degree in 12 days – over three intense but rewarding events followed by ongoing training.

We know you bring a wealth of professional and personal experience to a career in men’s discipleship. Corporate. Manufacturing. Pastoral. Sales. Marketing. Leadership. You name it. We then add our 32-years of successful men’s ministry.

You will START with 3 training events.

  • No Man Left Behind “live” training is 1.5 days in duration and teaches the new Area Director about the No Man Left Behind model – a proven set of concepts to help churches develop an intentional strategy to disciple all their men. Churches that attend this training and implement what they have learned have seen an increase of 48% in men attending their church and an increase of 84% of men in discipleship in a 2.5-year period, on average. A thorough understanding of the model is essential to the work of an Area Director. Learn more
  • Ministry Partner Development (MPD) training is held in our Casselberry, FL office and is a week in duration. Ministry Partner Development training includes the strategies, methods and tactics that allow the Area Director to effectively raise the funds needed to support his ministry. The training also addresses the importance of cultivating the relationships he has with his team of ministry partners and provides various ways in which that can be accomplished. If married, wives are strongly encouraged to attend this training. They appreciate having the opportunity to be a part of this initiative and learning more about our vision, mission and so much more.
  • Boot Camp training is also conducted in our Florida office and is a week in duration. Ideally, the Area Director will complete this training on “how” to do the work of an Area Director just as he is ready to transition to “hired” status (fully funded) with Man in the Mirror and begin working with churches in his community under the guidance of his Regional Director. Upon completion of this training, the Area Director will be able to effectively use the tools and resources provided in his consultative role with local church pastors. A systematic, step-by-step Action Plan provides an objective, structured process for each church he will be working with, helping them become more effective in their discipleship efforts. Benchmark surveys are used to create a snapshot of the men attending the church. Another benchmark survey is taken in a couple of years so that the impact of the work being done can be quantified.

How is the position funded?

  • Over 100 Area Directors have successfully funded their career in men’s ministry. So can you. In most cases your salary will be similar to what you are earning now.
  • Ministry Partner Development (MPD) training teaches the new Area Director on how to raise the funds needed to support his ministry budget. The budget includes his salary (the amount needed to sustain household expenses), tithe, taxes, social security, benefit options, ministry expenses, and more.
  • Each Area Director’s budget is unique.
  • Man in the Mirror uses a “missions-based” model similar to CRU, Navigators and other international ministries – that is, inviting individuals to participate as a financial ministry partner.
  • While at Ministry Partner Development training, the Area Director learns more about who these potential partners might be, how to approach them, cast the vision, and extend an invitation for them to join his team. Because Area Directors are advised to keep their “day job” until their funding is in place, the Ministry Partner Development process is pursued in addition to the Area Directors other responsibilities. It takes an average of 1 ½ years to complete the initial funding initiative.

 

What is the first step?

  • No need to have all your questions answered right now.
  • With reference checks, interviews and other steps in the process, you’ll have plenty of time to continue to bathe your decision in prayer.

 

How do I know if I’m being called?

  • Every Area Director wrestles with this question.
  • It’s a process.
  • Discernment takes time, counsel, prayer, faith and a willingness to look at your journey from a 35,000-foot view.
  • Consider the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Every Christian is part of the Body of Christ. Fulfilling one’s role as part of the Body – no matter what that role is – means ministering to others.
  • Take a fresh look into your heart. (Jeremiah 17:9). Imperfect Christians are still the fragrance of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:15) no matter where they serve or what their story looked like in the past. You can be light and salt and “do ministry” outside the church or in a secular job just as well as you can within the church or in a distinctly Christian vocation.
  • Consider your gifts and strengths. We’ll help you see if they fit with the Area Director position.
  • Consider your experience. God prepares all of us before launching us into a new calling. Chances are, if you are reading this, there things in your story that God has shaped to contribute to your work as an Area Director?
  • Seek counsel. Others can often see strengths and weaknesses in us that we cannot. It is helpful to receive input from trusted, godly friends. Proverbs 11:14 tells us “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.”  Also, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed. (Proverbs 15:22).
  • Believe. "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 20:11).

What Else?

  • If God is calling you to this, then know that He will provide everything that is needed and will do so in His timing.  His plans for you will be perfect.
  • When determining whether you are called to Man in the Mirror, consider what it will entail, be courageous, and trust God.
  • It is important to keep moving. We sometimes refuse to move until we are certain of the call. But it is easier to redirect something already in motion than to get something moving.
  • When we step out in faith – even if our step is not quite in the right direction – God is faithful to guide us.