Thursday, July 27, 2017

Men's Ministry

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Iron Sharpens Iron (Proverbs 27:17)

At The Gathering Place we believe that one of the most urgent and most neglected ministries in the church today is Ministry to Men. For the past few years, we have been purposeful in establishing a thriving Men’s Group.

Our vision is: “Build our Men; and they will Build His Church

When the Men are strong and committed: Marriages improve; Families are stronger, Children and Youth have better role models; Various Ministries are strengthened. Men Mentoring Men is very important. Also reaching out to the Young Men and Children is crucial. Men play a big role in building community and establishing a wholesome and loving atmosphere in our church. We also encourage Men to Worship. Even be part of our Worship Team – to raise their voice in Worship to the King of Kings.

We teach our Men that they are all Ministers in the Marketplace. That they are Working for the Lord in and out the church at all times, in all places.

Our Men’s Ministry Includes:

  • Weekly Early Morning Prayer Gatherings – Men only – before work.
  • Once a month – Thursday nights - Home Discipleship Gatherings – Bible, Video Teachings, Discussions, Prayer and Fellowship time.
  • Yearly – Men’s Conferences and Retreats – with Promise Keepers and Band of Brothers
  • A couple of times a years we host Men’s Breakfasts and/or Breakfasts with Guest Speakers
  • Wholesome gatherings – includes BBQs, Bowling, Golf and various other activities to strengthen relationships
  • Father and Daughter Banquets and Father and Son events
  • Also the men Gather for Various Projects – around the church, raising the Camp Meeting Tent;
  • Assisting Seniors and Single moms in small home repairs or moving families in need, fixing vehicles at times, and so on.
  • We also have Men traveling and ministering in worship, ministry teams, and mission trips
  • We minister one-to-one helping men break free from destructive behaviors and addictions through Inner Healing – the wounds of the past and through Personal Ministry and Freedom Encounter Sessions
  • Accountability Friendships
  • Ministry Equipping through Bible College Courses – here in Aurora, and Online at our Network – Spirit Ministry Training Centre SMTC
  • Training and empowering at our Summer And Spring Camps
  • Opportunities to be involved in many other meaningful ways

We have a Strong Core group of Men that is growing – committed to bring Glory to the Lord. To serve and lead their families, our Church, community

Our Ultimate Purpose to Advance the Kingdom of God, here in Aurora, York Region, Canada and to the Ends of the Earth.

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline 1 Timothy 1:17
God wants us to be bold and courageous. To be Joshua’s, David’s, Gideon’s – Strong, Sensitive, Compassionate, Purposeful, Loving and Disciplined

Adam lost His God given ‘Authority’ through sin; Jesus took it back and gave us all authority. It is time the Men, the Church discovers this Truth. And walk in this delegated Authority. Time for Men to Arise.

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