Men's Bible Studies
Our mission is to train men to pursue vibrant faith in Jesus Christ, understand and obey Scripture, develop healthy relationships and embrace their role as leaders in the home, church and community.
Our ministry to men is built around a no-nonsense approach to personal Bible study, formal instruction, small group accountability, mentoring and fellowship. As Christian men, we intend to grow deep in our relationship with God and lead our homes, church, and community toward Christ and for His glory.
To achieve our mission, we focus on the following goals:
- Maturity - We strive to help each man understand his identity and purpose in Christ through instruction that challenges him to understand and live in obedience to the Word of God.
- Support - We strive to create an atmosphere that fosters encouragement, accountability, and bonds of trust.
- Training - We strive to prepare men to lead in the church, community, and home.
- Resources - We strive to develop or provide Christ-honoring resources that aid men in their spiritual journey.
"The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." 2Timothy 2:2 (NASB)
As Christian men mature in their faith, we believe the following values will be evident:
- Devotion: Devotion to God involves knowing, loving and serving God in all areas of life. A life of devotion is expressed in praise, worship and enjoyment of God.
- Obedience: Godly men pursue obedience to God's Word and order their lives around the teaching and principles of Scripture.
- Intentionality: Biblical manhood starts with a decision to reject spiritual and social passivity. This is especially true when doing nothing is the more comfortable and natural option.
- Mission: Men are called to work in their vocation, home, church, and community. Each of those setting is first and foremost an opportunity to serve Christ by advancing the gospel and investing in others for their good and God's glory.
- Community: We are called to live in the context of healthy (as opposed to exploitive or non-existent) relationships. If married, we are called to love our wives like Christ loved the church. All men are called to love, support and serve the church, the body of Christ, for whom Christ died.
- Leadership: Every man is called by God to lead, and godly men reflect Christ in their leadership.
- Godly leadership is not authoritarian or self-aggrandizing. It does not assume Christ’s authority but advocates for it.
- Godly leadership is not patronizing or condescending. It does not presume superiority but mobilizes the strengths of others.
- Godly leadership is courageous. It steps out to lead when it’s not easy to do so. Leading courageously means leading with truth rather than surrendering to feelings.
- Perspective: Godly men have an eternal perspective, serving God faithfully with the anticipation of a great reward, understanding that Christ is our joy and fulfillment, rather than the immediate pleasures offered by society.
- Generosity: Godly men live generous lives, giving of their time, talents and resources for the sake of God's work in this world.