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Honour-Bound

Reach - Creating environments and opportunities to reach men with the Message of Hope.

Teach - Purposed to build men as they grow in their walk with the Lord.

Release - Releasing men to live out their God-given purpose to the church and the community.

 
Men's Ministries is about connecting men in and outside the church community

"Deep in his heart, every man wants to be a part of a team that does something great. Just look at the movies men adore. A team comes together to save the world, steal the money, or win the championship.The Lord of the RingsX-MenThe MatrixSaving Private RyanOceans ElevenRemember The Titans... feature a band of brothers who attempt the dangerous, the outrageous, the impossible. Each member of the team has a specialty and makes a vital contribution. A band of brothers. Though he may not realize it, every man longs to be a part of one" (Why Men Hate Church, D. Murrow).

Men's groups are not about having a club or a guild (people with common interests or goals); it's about integrating men into church; it's about camaraderie, affirmation, personal development and spiritual growth.

According to churchformen.com,

  • A significant number of churchgoing men attend out of habit, unaffected by what they hear.
  • Quite a few men go to church simply to keep their wives/mothers/girlfriends happy.
  • The majority of men who attend church do nothing during the week to grow their faith.
  • Relatively few churches are able to establish or maintain a vibrant men's ministry.

Men are different. The common perception is that men are self-reliant; they don't feel, they don't touch, they don't need fellowship, they are too macho, and they are very competitive. Men see life as a puzzle.

So how do we integrate men that are inside and outside the church community?