Naming Your Men’s Ministry – 35 Names for Men’s Ministries

25 Sep

I have a confession to make.  The reason I am doing this post is because I know that more people will google “names for men’s ministry” than actually read about spiritual formation among men.

Group of men - church

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In a media-driven society, image has become essential.  We have forgotten that, “A rose by any other name is still a rose.”  We believe (or hope) that a fancy name and graphic will cause people to show up.  This fact is proven by how many churches now have one (or more) graphic designers on their staff.

So I have included some potential names for your men’s group; however, I hope that you will look deeper than a name, and understand what your ministry does is more important that what it is called.

Here are 35 possible names for your men’s ministry (over half of the churches I found are using the first two names).

IronMen                                                            Ignite

Band of Brothers                                          Resolve

Lead                                                                     Man-up

Driven                                                                 The Core

Resonate                                                            Men of Action

Iron Works                                                        Man2Man

Real Life                                                            Funda-MEN-tals

Excel                                                                  The Forge

The Herd                                                          Real

Mighty Men                                                     The King’s Men

Men of Faith                                                    Momentum

The Pursuit                                                     Fight Club

Frontline                                                         Men of Honor

The Brotherhood                                          Platoon

Gate Keepers                                                 Covenant Keepers

Point men                                                      Equip

Catalyst                                                          Sealed

Iron Faith

MTAB – or MoreThanABeard

(Some men groups have even asked to use our name for their men’s ministry (MorethanABeard).  You may use it with permission.  Please contact me at

If these don’t work, do this…  Combine 1) a manly word, 2) a type of metal, and 3) something men like to eat.  My result was… Tough Steel Bacon.  Hey, don’t count it out!  The marketing possibilities are endless. 

Alright, so the last one didn’t quite work.

Maybe we should be focusing not as much on what it is called, but what we do (Read More).

Maybe we should rely on grabbing attention because of lives that have been changed.

Maybe a strong name is not the source of our power.

Maybe a trendy name is not a replacement for being relevant.

Dr. G. David Boyd is the Founder and Managing Director of EA Resources.

5 Responses to “Naming Your Men’s Ministry – 35 Names for Men’s Ministries”

  1. Ed McCloskey September 30, 2016 at 09:57 #

    I have experienced “Grouping” following my experience with Cursillo and want that sort of positive men’s coming together. Our church is non denominational but led by an Anglican Arch Bishop.
    It must be fulfilling, Christ centered and inspirational to help deal with life challenges.
    In a perfect world, they can’take wait to come, don’t want to leave and try to get their friends to come with them.

  2. David Bartkowiak June 21, 2017 at 08:09 #

    Great message. God has recently put it on my heart to focus on my prayer life and helping to revitalize our church’s men’s ministry. I started with looking at mission statements and names. Like you said I was thinking of how a name might inspire men to join, but the more I reflect and pray I believe that what we do is more important than what we call ourselves. I would appreciate any idea you have for activities or strategies that might inspire men to be more active in our church.


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