The Men’s Ministry at Community Church is focused on making disciples of Jesus Christ who are committed to the mission of making other disciples. Our goal is to implement the Discipleship Pathway at our church for men using all the resources available from this ministry and other ministries.
“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
What is the Discipleship Pathway?
We ENCOUNTER God as a church body through corporate worship together each week, unifying with each other, learning from God’s Word and celebrating what He has done for us.
We CONNECT periodically in mid-size groups where we fellowship with each other and are equipped to grow and serve Jesus.
We GROW in spiritual maturity, guide each other, pray for one another, care for each other and live out the Word in small groups.
- We MULTIPLY through meeting together to challenge each other and hold each other accountable in DNA groups of 3 or 4 people (triads and quads) to multiply disciples, leaders and other small groups.
What does that look like for Men’s Ministry?
ENCOUNTER: Men lead their wife and families in participating in and serving during corporate worship. We do not plan to offer any special men’s activities on Sunday morning but we do encourage men to attend a GPS Ministry event and learn how and where to use their spiritual gifts, talents and passions to serve and edify the body of Christ.
CONNECT: We plan to hold 4 larger gatherings of men, approximately quarterly, to provide men an opportunity to connect and get to know one another, have fun, and form groups of men to Grow and Multiply. At least one of the CONNECT events each year will be a Men’s Retreat, held either in the spring or fall.
GROW: Men are encouraged to be in a small group. That could be with their wife in a Community Group, or in one of the men’s groups. We currently have two men's groups and are planning to start a third:
- Joshua’s Men: meets every Saturday at the church office from 7:00-8:30am to study the Bible, pray, and fellowship with one another. Currently we are doing a Bible study of the book of Galatians. All men are welcome. Contact Bill Fredenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org 573.270.9454.
- Thursday Men’s Study: meets every Thursday at the church, Room 105 from 6:00-7:00am. We take turns providing some refreshments and coffee. We have been enjoying a number of video-based discussion series by Chip Ingram. Currently we are doing a study called “Balancing Life’s Demands: Biblical Priorities for a Busy Life”. Contact Bruce Caldwell, email@example.com 719.661.3721.
- Explore God: People who are less familiar with the Bible and its teachings have many questions about God as well as misconceptions about Christianity. One way to engage these seekers is through an ExploreGod group looking at Life’s 7 Big Questions. This group will read and discuss a number of books on classical apologetics to explore what Christians believe and why. Contact Larry Karasevich, firstname.lastname@example.org 832.319.9186.
MULTIPLY: We encourage men to join a DNA group with 2 or 3 other men. If you are already in a Community Group, ask some of the men in your group to meet together for discipleship, or attend DNA Group Leader Training and learn how to start a group with other men. If you are not ready to lead a group, but would like to be in a DNA group, we could connect you with someone who is available to lead a group. If you are interested, contact Larry Karasevich, email@example.com 832.319.9186 for more information.
Men’s Ministry Leader: Larry Karasevich, firstname.lastname@example.org 832.319.9186