"You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. ... Similarly, eoncourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good" (Titus 2:1-2, 6-7).
Thus, Paul instructs Timothy to make men out of men, to make them Christian men with exemplary character and faith. Two recent interviews (HT: JT) may be helpful to all us Timothys out there:
Shepherd's Scrapbook posts an interview between Steve Shank and C.J. Mahaney on biblical masculinity.
Voddie Baucham on manhood and other issues at Charleston Southern University (Audio and video links at the bottom of the page).
Justin Buzzard puts together a good reading list for the twenty-somethings at his church.
On Church Membership
The folks at NA gave me the privilege of addressing the universal church and local church membership. I pray it's helpful.
Justin's piece, The Church: Who and Why, is an excellent Christ-centered case for the church. Must reading.