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. Darren Elliott March 1, 2017 at 20:03 #

    Kia ora,

    Together with Geoff Lealand and Lisa Perrott in Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato, I am researching and writing about perceptions of body shape and image, and the role of the media in shaping or reinforcing such perceptions. I am focusing on notions of body and gender, with particular attention to the connections between perceptions of the body and masculinity/maleness (which is a rather under-investigated area of life which I am rectifying).

    This research has the full approval of the University of Waikato Human Ethics Committee, and I am sending you a link to the questionnaire with the hope that you might be interested in distributing the questionnaire with anyone who may be willing to share their experiences and knowledge surrounding this topic.

    I would really appreciate your participation as this is an important area of research as I’m sure you know where men are very under represented.

    Questionnaire link:

    Note: participants need to be 18 years or older.

    Best wishes,



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