Men’s Ministry 2018!
Ven Trip started our Men’s Ministry in January. At our first gathering we had thirty men. Many were first time visitors. PTL!
His vision for the Ministry is, To continue to grow in our gifts with Christ love forging us together as one body moving His Kingdom forward.”
The PURPOSE of the Ministry is LOVING GOD, LOVING ONE ANOTHER, and LOVING OTHERS TO CHRIST!
To achieve this purpose statement there are four areas on which we will focus:
- Obedience to His Word:“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” 1 Peter 2:2
Paul said, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17
a)Discipline yourself to desire God’s Word.
b) Set a goal of a book/chapter a day, a yearly plan, at a specific time, morning or night.
c) Go to a special place in your home.
2. Study His Word: “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” 1 Timothy2:15
a) Get a good Bible commentary.
b)Listening to sermons daily (20 minutes a morning in your car).
c)Call and ask someone, discuss the Word with an accountability partner.
3. Accountability/Transparency: “Confess your trespasses to one another and pray for one another that you may be healed. The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16
a. Jesus does some of His best work through us as a body.
b) God wants each and everyone of us to grow not only in attendance but also in repentance. . .
c) . . . and His righteousness, Matthew 6:33.
4. Getting uncomfortable:
a) By sharing your testimony with someone.
b) Stepping out into areas gifts in you that you don’t even know exist.
C. Surrender your comfort zone –Fully Rely on Christ in all you do.
Ven challenged each of us strive toward a fuller Christian walk.
He said, “Men, if you want to grow in Christ,
you must lay aside those things that keep you from him.”
Sunday School: 9:00 am
Sunday Worship: 10”00 am
Sunday Men’s Bible Study: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Bible Study: 6:30 pm
Men’s Ministry Meetings meet every-other -month
Bring a friend, an unchurched friend!
“And let us consider how to stir up one another
to love and good works”
“Because we are members of His body” (Eph. 5:30), the men’s fellowship at First Independent Methodist Church enjoyed an amazing cookout. We converged on the home of Billy & Carol Mason on May 18th and shared in conversation while our brother Billy grilled most delicious hamburgers and hot dogs. We know that where two are three are gathered in His name, He is present. I am sure He enjoyed our fellowship as much as we did. We hope you will join us next time.