Core Sessions / intro


There is sufficient choice of content to suit a wide variety of groups. You could profitably spend two hours per session, although it would be possible to select options that enable completion in a minimum of sixty minutes. Make your choices in line with your group’s abilities. But, this flexibility needs to be used carefully so as to ensure that the aims of ManMade are achieved. It would be possible to spend far too long on the ‘fun’ activities and miss out on the opportunity to encourage thought and enable young people to make positive life choices. The essential sections are Get Connected and Man of the World.

Things to think about before

  • ManMade is designed to work with groups of 6-12 males
  • Ideally it should be used with mid teens
  • Individuals need to commit to the whole journey
  • Find a commited team who are ready to support the group.

Each core session has six sections:

Warming Up: Choose from 4 activities that introduce and illustrate a session’s core value.

Get Connected: Show the Voxpops or print out the Scenarios.

Men of the World: Debate each core value using personality profiles of well- known men.

Man of the Word: Reflect upon the core value with an exploration of the character of Jesus.

Making the Point: Use an interactive activity to consolidate learning.

Join the journey: Help the core value to become a reality for each young person with activities to do before the next session.

Contents Overview


Leaders Notes
Print Sheets
Voxpops Videos

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Session One / Purpose

PURPOSE ~noun.
The reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.

A lack of purpose as a man can leave us empty and drifting through life with no real focus. Purpose is a value that impacts the way we live our lives, but when we find purpose, it drives a man to do what others are too scared to do, to do things he didn’t even think were possible and become an overcomer within the his world.

Session Aim:

By the end of this session each young person should be challenged to:
– think about their purpose and how they impact their lives.
– explore their life goals, ambitions and role models.
– understand how purpose can impact the world.


Session Two / Humility

the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance, rank, etc.

Men are known for boasting about achievements. We rarely ask others for help, even when we are completely lost. We think we need to rely solely on our skills and abilities. Holding ourselves in such esteem is a form of pride. This session breaks down our pride by helping us to think of ourselves less.

Session Aim:

By the end of the session each young person should understand that humility:

– is about serving and not boasting.
– is about recognising and admitting when we are wrong.
– is a powerful character trait in a proud world.


Session Three / Courage

COURAGE ~noun.
the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.

Men often think that courage is just about doing something extreme such as bungee jumping, holding a giant snake, or running through a wood whilst being shot with paintballs. In this session we will examine how courage is about being yourself around others, being honest when no-one else is and knowing when to ask for help from others. We will discover that there are many different ways to be courageous.

Session Aim:

By the end of this session each young person should be challenged to:
– be more courageous.
– learn that courage comes from the heart.
– understand how courage can impact the world.


Session Four / Respect

RESPECT ~noun.
esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability.

When it comes to respect, most men want it and some even demand it. There are a variety of ways in which we can gain respect. In this session the young people will learn that men gain respect by respecting themselves and respecting others.


Session Aim:

By the end of this session each young person should be challenged to:
– respect themselves.
– respect others.
– understand how respect as a value can change the world.


Session Five / Control

CONTROL ~noun.
control or restraint of oneself or one’s actions, feelings, etc.

As men, we like being in control – just think of barbecues and the car radio! Sometimes, we can be too controlling. In order to understand the correct levels of control externally, we must first learn to control internal emotions and feelings.


Session Aim:

By the end of this session each young person should be challenged to:
– think about what they control (positive and negative).
– see how internal and external control are linked.
– understand how with self-control they can change their world.


Session Six / Responsibility

to be answerable or accountable, as for something within one’s power, control, or management.

In becoming a man, each young man needs to understand his new-found responsibilities. He is becoming responsible for himself and for others. Understanding our responsibilities and how to deal with them prepares us for the rest of life.


Session Aim:

By the end of this session each young person should be challenged to:
– understand something of our responsibilities as men.
– recognise that with a growing number of rights come responsibilities.
– be responsible with what they have as this can impact the world.


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Groups that move you from boyhood into manhood



Groups that move you from boyhood into manhood