“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)
Our ARCC Men’s Ministry focuses on FOUR things that we intentionally aim to do – EAT, PLAY, SERVE, and STUDY together.
The first two (EAT and PLAY) are often combined and fairly self-explanatory; some of the events we plan focus on enjoying good food and/or having fun. Boys will be boys!
Some of the ways we eat and/or play are…
- Breakfast meetings
- Various tournaments (horseshoe, etc.)
- Other fun stuff like indoor cart racing or going to a shooting range
We also seek to actively SERVE our church and community in meaningful ways. Another word for this is WORK; many guys just like working and working hard, so some events requiring getting a little dirty. Achieving measurable success in “fixing stuff”, while building trust and respect as we see each other work hard and well, means a lot to us.
A few examples include…
- Work days at the church
- Putting together teams to go to the houses of various people in the church who need some cleaning, repair, or construction done yet who are physically incapable of doing the work.
The last thing is our ultimate aim and cannot be scheduled or programmed—that is, to STUDY. Each week we gather for 1.5 hours on campus to listen to a bible based video teaching series. We also attend a local Men’s Conference annually for added inspiration and spiritual challenge. Once per quarter we gather on a Saturday morning at an event we call MEAT n GREET. After a great breakfast we listen to one man’s faith story and discuss the various themes introduced. We have a door prize!
To find out when the next Men’s Ministry event is happening, check out the Church Calendar. If you would like to talk to one of our Men’s Ministry leaders to learn more about how you can get involved, go to the Contact page and make sure you note that it’s about the Men’s Ministry.
Here are a few links to good websites for manly men of faith! (You come across others, let us know and well add them to our list.