VISION: “To Envision & Equip Men to be “Fully Alive and Fully Engaged in their Family, Church and Community”
PNW Men’s Ministry Director: David Roberts
The Men’s Ministry of the Pentecostal Church of God, is purposed to connect with men through:
- Spiritual Awakening
- Discipleship Training
- Ministry Development
- Personal Discipline
- Life Application
It has been said that each year over 50,000 men in America desert their families, changing life style and identity. A large percentage of these men are lost to their families forever. The most common reason given for this is the feeling that they are not loved for who they are but for what they can give in materialistic items for those around them-feeling that if the family could find another way to exist, they would just as soon do without them. Our society serves to intensify this isolation by its displacement of the importance of the male role as head of the household.
This feeling is further promoted by an every increasing materialistic society dedicated to the downward spiral of family apparent plague of divorce. In general tones, we see a demise of recognizable male roles in our society that only they can fill. A multitude of men are adrift in a sea of seemingly hopeless meaning.
It is further stated that many of these men are church people, preachers, deacons, Sunday school teachers, etc.-a circle of men that outward appearances would cause an assumption of total serenity and peacefulness. Such thought, however, fails to acknowledge that the church is responsible for the physical as well as the spiritual needs of men. To neglect either is to fail in the duty of ministry to men. Our attention should be drawn to these facts, however, and out of that a sense of expediency to become secularly, as well as spiritually, involved.
Men’s Ministry is about that very challenge-to do something about the emotions and endless circumstances bringing pressure beyond reason and driving men to do things they thought they would never do.
Surveys indicate that this generation will be recorded as the most lonely, disassociated, uncommitted generation in all of American history. The Church is responsible to respond. For this loneliness, the feeling of “no connection’-having no reason except to meet monetary needs of people around them-can only be broken by the direct establishment of a fellowship bond that ties men to one another and to the Church and its many ministries with purpose and understanding. Indeed, Men’s Ministry is designed to reach men outside of the church through this “bond-making,” creating a bridge from the outside into the very heart of the church. In fact, Men’s Ministry is about creating an atmosphere of fulfillment. This program then is about more than filling time. It is about lives, the very soul of the men in every local congregation and community. In retrospect, Men’s Ministry affects the lives of every family that they represent.
Our Men’s Ministry also supports and promotes the 7 Promises of a Promise Keeper:
- A Promise Keeper is committed to honoring Jesus Christ through worship, prayer and obedience to God’s Word in the power of the Holy Spirit.
- A Promise Keeper is committed to pursuing vital relationships with a few other men, understanding that he needs brothers to help him keep his promises.
- A Promise Keeper is committed to practicing spiritual, moral, ethical, and sexual purity.
- A Promise Keeper is committed to building strong marriages and families through love, protection and biblical values.
- A Promise Keeper is committed to supporting the mission of his church by honoring and praying for his pastor, and by actively giving his time and resources.
- A Promise Keeper is committed to reaching beyond any racial and denominational barriers to demonstrate the power of biblical unity.
- A Promise Keeper is committed to influencing his world, being obedient to the Great Commandment (see Mark 12:30-31) and the Great Commission (see Matthew 28:19-20 ). Mark 12:30-31 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. (NIV) Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (NIV)
The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman (Mens Edition)
Wild At Heart – John Eldredge
You Have Not Many Fathers – Dr. Mark Hanby
The Order of A Son – Dr. Mark Hanby