Timeline:

We have found that Noblemen fits very well into the Spring (January – May). It is helpful to determine two months before you plan to implement a Noblemen Course so you can begin recruiting. Here’s a basic timeline:

 

Two months before start

  •  Put Dates on the Calendar
    • Determine your start date
      • It is best to determine your ceremony date and work backwards 12 weeks, keeping in mind calendar interruptions like Spring Break, Easter, and Midterms. Typically, you are going to need to start the first or second week of classes in January.
    • LAUNCH Trip date
      • Your LAUNCH Trip is best placed the weekend of your first week’s meeting. So if you meet on a Tuesday, they will then leave that Friday night for Launch Trip. The first week’s meeting is a “Taste & See” session. Then, they have until the weekend to decide if they are going to be a part of the course. If so, they are expected to go on the Launch Trip. This is important to tell them before Christmas break so they can plan accordingly and aren’t hearing about the trip just a few days before.
    • BOOST Trip Date
      • This is best placed about six weeks into the course as a 24 hour bonding retreat.
    • FORT week and Ceremony Dates
      • As the pinnacle of the course, you want to ensure these dates are free of any potential calendar issues.
  •  Cast Vision to your Ministry Team
    • Explain to your staff team or leadership team what Noblemen is and why you are implementing this in your ministry. Get these men on board and excited. Show them the promo video. If they are excited, they will recruit passionately to the course.
  • Build a Leadership Team
    • Appoint a staff member or man you respect from church to be your co-leader for Noblemen. (In your second year of Noblemen, you will invite a team of 4-10 men who went through the course to come back and help lead the next year.) They will keep track of all recruiting lists, ensuring that by December every man on your recruiting list has had a personal invitation and been personally followed up.
  •  Build a Recruitment List
    • Create a list of every man remotely connected to your ministry.
  • First Promo Video
    • The second week
  • Second Promo Video
    • The third week
  • Noblemen Interest Meeting
    • The fourth week or first week of next month

One month before start

  • Continue Recruiting.
    • Every man connected to the ministry should have heard about Noblemen, watched a promo video, received a personal invitation, and been followed up with.
  • Publicize your start Date and Launch trip dates.
    • Since these are required if you want to participate make sure these are well publicized.
  • Determine location for Noblemen meetings.
  • Determine a location for LAUNCH Trip
  • Build your budget.
    • Examine the example budget and scale for your ministry. Decide how much you can offer in subsidies and break down the specific needs.
  • Begin reviewing the teaching material

Start month

  • Have your team reconnect with every recruit.
  • Begin Noblemen Course
    • Print binders for the guys
  • Go on Launch Trip
  • Give LAUNCH Trip Evaluation
  • Start planning Boost Trip
    • Determine location/activities

Start plus two months

  • Go on Boost Trip
  • Give BOOST Trip evaluation
  • Begin planning FORT Week
    • Determine location for housing
      • Preferably all Noblemen will move in together for the week
      • Plan the Sunday night start as well as the Thursday night cross carry
      • Purchase the materials for the daily challenges
  • Begin planning the Ceremony
    • Confirm location
    • Begin planning the stages and acquiring the necessary materials

 

Start plus 3 months

  • Host FORT Week
  • Hold Ceremony
  • Give Full Course Evaluation
  • Plan post course Bible studies/sexual wholeness studies and next steps

 

Course Overview:

  • Week 1
    • Session 1 The problem with men
    • LAUNCH Trip
    • Session 2 The Question that haunts every man
    • Session 3 Why she does what she does
  • Week 2
    • Session 4 How to become Noble
  • Week 3
    • Session 5 Noble stages of manhood
  • Week 4
    • Session 6 Noble sexuality
  • Week 5
    • Session 7 Noble sexuality part 2
  • Week 6
    • Session 8 Noble friendships
    • BOOST Trip
  • Week 7
    • Session 9 Noble patriarchs
  • Week 8
    • Session 10 Noble dating and marriage
  • Week 9
    • Session 11 Noble Leadership
  • Week 10
    • Session 12 Noble Leadership part 2
  • Week 11
    • Session 13 Prepare to launch
  • Week 12
    • FORT Week
    • Ceremony