Let’s Be Men in Faith
I celebrate how deliberate our church is about spreading the love of Jesus Christ to local and international communities. As a church we are constantly searching for where God is calling us. An area of need is reaching men for Christ. The magazine Sorted surveyed hundreds of Christian men and asked them what subjects they’d most like to see tackled in church. They found that family issues were top, followed by money, anger, sexual purity, addictions, pornography and gambling. “Men are looking for answers to important questions” – but this doesn’t have to be in a building with a tall steeple. Let’s build genuine relationships with men through active events thereby introducing them to “a God who never sits still and who is relational to the core.” I am excited about this opportunity and I look forward to seeing where God takes this ministry.
Dr. Jeff Ross
WHO? – Cumming First United Methodist Church is developing a ”Men in Faith” ministry that is focused on providing a variety of opportunities for men to gather to learn, to be in service, to be in fellowship, and to the share Jesus’ love with others.
WHAT? – We think it is vitally important that we develop a sense of community for men to:
- Hold each other accountable
- Support one another
- Develop mentors in faith
- Mature in our Christian faith
- Serve the community as brothers in Christ
- Better understand what it means to be a Christian Father, a Christian Husband, and/or Christian Son
- Recognize the challenges of being a Christian man in today’s world
- Have fun as brothers in Christ
WHERE? – It depends! We could be gathering at a:
- Church – Service Project Site
- Golf Course – Somebody’s Home
- Movie Theater – Retreat Location
- Ball Park
WHEN? – Not everyone can attend or participate (nor it is expected) in all the events and programs that will fall under this ministry. The point is to pick and choose opportunities that connect to where you are in life. It is an opportunity for you to surround yourself with people who love Christ. It is also an opportunity for you to share our Christian community with others who may not have a church home, who might be struggling to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, or do not feel connected within our Church.
WHY? – Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
HOW? – We are all at different points in our Christian, secular, and family journeys. Consequently, there is no one size fits all to accommodate everyone’s needs or time availability. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated by taking a survey to help shape our efforts and better direct resources to the greater interests of our Church community as we develop the Men in Faith ministry.
Pickleball League- We are starting an adult level PICKLEBALL league! You can see a demonstration of it at http://www.usapa.org/what-is-pickleball/. Games start on Jan 10th, 2016 in the FLC. Register on line at www.cfumcga.com/pickleball , in the Narthex or the church office. For more info contact Chad Cromwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pistol Robinson at email@example.com.
Habitat for Humanity-Projects TBA
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study-Meets every Friday morning at 7:00 am in the Student Center.
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