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GRACE CHURCH MEN’S MINISTRY

This photo of the guys holding up Sam to fix the finish-line poll really is a fitting picture for this year’s men’s retreat (September 27-28 at Hidden Acres) - we gathered together & lifted each other up. There was a strong spirit of encouragement the entire time!

This photo of the guys holding up Sam to fix the finish-line poll really is a fitting picture for this year’s men’s retreat (September 27-28 at Hidden Acres) - we gathered together & lifted each other up. There was a strong spirit of encouragement the entire time!

A-TEAMS

ACTION PLAN

Why do we hang out with other guys? Guys don't hang out for no reason, right? There's always a purpose. What if that purpose was to sharpen and strengthen each other?

Did you know that we're called to do that?

1 Cor. 16:13 says, "Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong." And 1 Peter 5:8 tells us that our enemy the devil "prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour..."

So let's put on the full armor of God (Eph. 6) and stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers in Christ. We're in a war! Let's help each other be ready for every battle.

 

ACTION
Be the hands & feet of Jesus.
Jesus builds His church through people! Fully engaged men serve in their house, serve with other men, and serve in their local church. Period. What does that look like exactly? We do stuff for others instead of ourselves. Date your wife. Play with your kids. Volunteer to do something at church.

ACCOUNTABILITY
Stay sharp.
We're fine with getting worked up over a game, our favorite music, or beating a buddy in a friendly competition. How about we get worked up about being the same man at home, at work, and at church? Let's huddle up, discuss the play, and go execute it. Brothers in Christ are on the same team. Let's have each other's backs. Separate, we may fail. Together, we will win.

ADVENTURE
Hang out. Do stuff. Have fun.
"You can discover more about a man in an hour of play than a year of conversation.”
If anyone ever told you being a Christian isn't supposed to be fun, they're wrong. In fact, Christian camaraderie is built through adventure. So go have some fun. Go skeet shooting. Play some paintball. Go to a game. Go fishing. It will strengthen our bonds.

AUTHENTICITY
Follow God's blueprint for manhood.
Let's be real - we all thought Hulk Hogan was America personified until we found out pro wrestling was fake. I don't know about you, but I don't want to be a fake man - I want to be a real man! If we're macho but we avoid responsibility, we're fake. If we are striving to be like Jesus, we're real. "Say your prayers and take your vitamins, BROTHER!"

 

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