WE BELIEVE IN MEN’S MINISTRY FOR THESE TWO REASONS:
God says it matters! Throughout Scripture, God commands men—in the assembly and at home— to lovingly lead. Whether it is the many commands in the OT law, the requirements for elders and deacons, or admonishments to husbands, the godliness of men within the people of God is necessary for the holiness of the whole. In general, if the men of the church are spiritually mature, the church will be also. Likewise, if the husbands are spiritually mature, our homes will be also.
Men can be so unmanly! Sadly, many men in the Church are not spiritual leaders. Some of this is due to our natural Fall-induced inclinations to abdicate (resign/step down from) responsibility. Some of it is due to cultural shifts, where men are trained, subtly or not so subtly, to play the fool. A goal of our Men’s Ministry is to help each man fight off these natural and cultural forces. By shepherding and training each man, we hope in time to see all the men of our church as qualified “elders”—able to teach, lead, and love, as a godly man should.
The elders of the church, both the ruling elders and the teaching elders (the pastors), seek to shepherd the men of the church by Mondays with a Man. Every Monday, one or more of the elders meet with one of the men of the church in their workplace and take them to lunch to find out how they are doing and where they need to be challenged and encouraged.