Men of Grace
We recognize that, especially when it comes to deeper aspects of their lives, men tend to live
in isolation. This is not God’s plan for Christian men, who need to connect more fully both with
Jesus and with each other. They will then be more effective in worship, in serving the Lord, in
discipleship, and in sharing the gospel.
“….so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the
knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the
fullness of Christ.” .Eph 4:12-13
To encourage and equip men to live with Jesus as their model.
To encourage and develop the knowledge of God and His word in ways that foster
Christian discipleship, especially among men
To encourage and equip men to fulfil their roles as men in relationship with others
To encourage and equip men to share their faith and the gospel with
those who do not know Christ
Some of these objectives will be met within Discipleship Groups and
whole church meetings. The men’s ministry will not duplicate these,
but adds to them a focus where needed on the specific needs and
challenges faced by men.
Achieving the objectives
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
We want to continue to build up the men of the church as brothers in
Christ, growing together, supporting each other, challenging each other.
A range of activities are organised to achieve this. These include:
Quiz/competition evenings – with food
Pub based walks
Meetings with a teaching focus, sometimes with guest speaker(s)
Short courses with an explicit focus on men’s situations
– e.g.” Life on the Frontline” (LICC), “The Grace Course”
(Freedom in Christ Ministries)
Awayday/weekend – with a mix of teaching and opportunities for
Establishing prayer partnerships
Mentoring of younger/newer Christian men