Every ministry of the church needs to have Jesus at its core. I once knew a man in his 70s who pointed out to the rest of us younger men that if it weren’t for Jesus, we probably would never even talk to each other. Jesus is our reason for our existence, and He is the reason for all we do. Don’t miss this point as we keep Christ at the center of every ministry.
Paul called Timothy to have the men to pray together in 1 Timothy 2:8, “lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.” This is significant because Paul is advocating for men to pray, worship , and lead the church in peace. God does an amazing work when we pray and worship 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 very powerful in its effect.” Prayer of righteous, unified men in Christ is powerful beyond our natural means.
Paul emphasized to Timothy the need for men to be at peace with one another as they served Christ together. Jesus taught plainly in Matthew 5:24 to “go and be reconciled with your brother.” Relationships take time, honesty, and patience, but an effective men’s ministry has activities and settings that encourage bonding to take place. We start with Men’s Breakfast every second Sunday, be desire to see relationships built over breakfast that will pour out into every day friendships.
We are called to make disciples, and men’s ministry is an important part of accomplishing that mission. We are engaging with and being empowered by the word every time we gather. His Word will equip us and direct is into ministry beyond our time together, but serving the greater church and loving the greater community of Union Country and beyond.