GO therefore and
The goal of our men's ministry is multi-faceted, but the heart of it is found in the great commission: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations." Our goal would be to provide opportunities for our men to grow to understand their calling as leaders and to equip them with God's Word to be disciple makers in every sphere of life including the family, church, work, and community.
Each year in the fall, we men attend a men's retreat at Scioto Hills Christian Retreat Center in southern Ohio. We join men from our sister churches for a weekend getaway filled with Bible Study, prayer, fellowship, great food, games and outdoor activities including a shooting range, zip-lining, frisbee golf and more. Look for sign-up information around August and come up for an amazing weekend centered around God's Word!
Each year as spring nears, we attend the Men of God Conference hosted by Calvary Baptist Church in Bellefontaine, OH. This is an-all day event which includes three main sessions for worshipping the Lord through song and by teaching of the Word of God. Men can choose between various break-out sessions with a wide variety of topics. The goal of this day is worship, fellowship, discipleship, and spiritual growth.
Every Thursday night (with a few exceptions) from 7-9pm our gym is open to any men in the community who would like to play pick-up basketball. This is a great opportunity to both get some exercise, and to build relationships around the game of basketball. Every week, one of the men from our church will lead a short devotion. Come out for a great time of fun and fellowship!
Each year, in the spring, fathers & sons pack up for a camping trip. Many times, we will just camp out on our church property and have games, a bonfire, and spend time growing in God's Word together. One of the most fun activities is a fishing contest at the park. We desire for our fathers to treasure the time they have with their sons. This provides an avenue for our fathers and sons to get some one-on-one time, enjoy various activities, build relationships with other families, and most importantly spend time growing together around the Word of God!
Church golf league is an opportunity for men to play the game while enjoying fellowship with other men. The league normally takes place in the spring time, and once a year, the men leave for an overnight trip to Oglebay in West Virginia. This is another opportunity for men to fellowship with each other and encourage each other in their relationships with the Lord and their ministries to their families, church, and places of employment.
Spring Tea is an outreach ministry of our women, but it's also an opportunity for our men and boys to serve the ladies of our church. Spring Tea is an all-church event. Men come alongside the ladies by helping with set-up and tear-down, tech needs, cooking in the kitchen, and serving the various tables so that our ladies can spend their time growing closer and ministering to the hearts of the ladies at their tables.