SBC's Men's Ministry is about creating opportunities for men to build Christ-centered relationships. It's about people. It's about helping men build loving, encouraging relationships with other people and with God. Men have an important role in the church and are called by God to strive for lives defined by
integrity, intimacy, and intentionality.
Men's Discipleship Class
Meets Wednesdays at 6:15pm
Begins January 2
The Empty Promises of Money, Sex & Power and The Only Hope That Matters
A counterfeit god is anything so central and essential to your life that, should you lose it, your life would hardly feel meaningful. The human heart takes good things like a successful career, love, material possessions, even family, and turns them into ultimate things. Truly, the human heart is an idol factory. The trouble with exposing idols is that we realize that most of our idols really are good things that we’ve allowed to take on undue importance. Come join this discussion and discover your counterfeit gods and how to replace them.
This is a 7-week class facilitated by John Allen.
Men's Ministry 3 year plan (2018-2020)
- RELATIONAL COMMUNITY(Matthew 18:20) Provide organized settings that allow men to naturally connect, form friendships, and offer a safe environment where men can face and process real life issues.
- PERSONAL SPIRITUAL PRACTICES(1 Corinthians 11:1) Provide accountability opportunities so men increasingly take responsibility for their personal spiritual life and get rid of the blinders that keep them from becoming the most useful possible man for God.
- INFLUENCING ANOTHER PERSON’S LIFE(Matthews 28:19-20) Provide outreach efforts so men develop an appetite to see lives transformed and are consumed with making disciples.
SBC Men’s Ministry Action Steps
1A. Intentionally discover men’s spiritual gifts and connect them into serving opportunities
1B. Minister to men through a website that serves as a community bulletin board for men’s
events (Golf, Wed Class, 1st Saturday Breakfast, Guatemala Mission Trip), projects, resources, devotionals, etc
2A. Create a “Try It” Ministry by adopting a different SIMPly Love project every six months as a way to sample different serving opportunities in our community.
2B. Introduce a 5/5 Covenant (Addendum “A”) to create intentionality and opportunity to experience faith outside the church
2C. Offer specific classes (for example) at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary/Boyce College, Dave Ramsey, and 3 Circles Training
3A. Intentional apprenticing by mentoring new SBC Christians (need to create pathway)
3B. Have 4-6 gospel conversations a year by partnering with (for example) a drug rehabilitation home where people are uncritical spirits, have hungry hearts and listening ears for the promise of salvation and redemption.
3C. Quarterly share stories of radically changing lives (pulpit, newsletter, etc)