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Men's Fellowship    

Purpose of Men's
Fellowship and Ministry
 

The Men’s fellowship and its ministry purpose is to
prepare Christian men to assume the roles God created them to fulfill. The aim
is to equip men to be spiritual leaders in their homes, the church and
communities. The ultimate objective is to “present every man perfect in Christ
Jesus” (Col 1:28).
 

· To
promote biblical manhood by exhorting one another to godly living as we grow
together in Christ-likeness! (Eph. 4:15)
 

· To
promote biblical fatherhood and the importance of male leadership in the home, especially
in a culture that marginalizes the role of the father in the family (Eph. 5:23)
 

· To
teach and encourage married men to “love their wives as Christ loved the church
and gave himself for her (Eph. 5:25).
 

· To
create an environment of trust and accountability— “As iron sharpens iron, so
one man sharpens another” (Prov. 27:1).
 

· To
equip men to reach unsaved friends, neighbors, and family members (Matt.
28:19-20).
 

· To
promote a culture of unity, love, and forbearance among men and within the New
Harvest Church family (Eph. 4:1-3).
 

Paul wrote to
Timothy in 1 Timothy 2:8 that he wanted “the men in every place to pray,
lifting up holy hands without anger or argument.” This is significant because
Paul is advocating for men to pray, worship, and lead the church in peace. In
other words, men—just like women—are essential to the mission of the church.
 

That said, the GTJC church finds ways to
effectively minister to men. We believe there are five traits to keep in mind
as we build an effective men’s ministry/fellowship.
 

1. Christ-centered: Jesus must be at the center of
every church ministry. Jesus is the reason for our existence and for everything
we do. We
don’t miss this
point as we keep Christ at the center of this ministry.
 

2. Prayer-focused: Paul called Timothy to first
have the men pray together. God does amazing things when men pray together in
unity. James 5:16 says, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray
for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is
potent in its effect.” Prayer of righteous, unified men in Christ is powerful
beyond our natural means.
 

3. Word-impacted: We’re called to make disciples,
and men’s ministry is important for accomplishing that mission. Our preference
is to study the Bible book by book and study the Word together.
 

4. Relationship-building: Paul also emphasized to
Timothy the need for men to be at peace with one another as they served Christ
together. Relationships take time, honesty, and patience, and an effective
men’s ministry has activities and settings that encourage bonding to take
place.
 

5. Ministry-engaging: The purpose of a men’s
ministry is to make disciples of the men we engage. However, this also includes
equipping men in our ministry to do the same. One idea is to set up mission
trips or ministry events that utilize the gifts and experiences of the men we
have in our ministry. We believe an effective men’s ministry will provide plenty
of opportunities for men to serve others.
 

Reach out for more details on how to be part of our
church.
  

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