When Men Gather

Gathering of Men
Gathering of Men

There is something special about men who would meet on an early Saturday morning to discuss starting a Men’s Ministry.

After a busy week at work, and with family needs crowding a Saturday, the fact that men will take some time out of their schedule is extremely admirable.

Of course, Chef Bobby Anderson and Chef Ara provided some really wonderful cinnamon rolls to give us a sugar high to kick the meeting off!

Our church is growing, and there are needs on every front, and not to take away from anybody else, I am so glad to see men gathering to show this is important.  It came about at the last moment and some men were unable to attend. There is still time for all of your valuable input! Talk to Anthony Kaauamo.

Seldom do our men get together to simply hoot the breeze – there is simply little time available. Yet, if we have a purpose then there’s generally a huge response to the need. So, we are identifying our purpose, planning our approach, defining some parameters and hoping for a great strength of men gathering for the needs.

One of the primary needs in any church is reaching out to our families. There are many among us who have needs that we do not even know about, or understand. Even the early church understood and addressed the need.

Act 6:1-7 KJV  And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.  (2)  Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.  (3)  Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.  (4)  But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.  (5)  And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:  (6)  Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.  (7)  And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Many would call these men deacons, or even board members. I call them hero’s. Anyone who is not called to the work of being a pastor can still have a calling to support the ministry of the church, internal and external.

At this meeting, one man spoke up wanting to take the load off the pastor – to which I appreciate the thought. A Pastor is a shepherd. Shepherds have responsibility of the flock. Flock has many needs. And many needs can be met by the men of the church!

One of the powerful things about the gathering of Men is when Men Pray. Prayer is the fabric of connection to the Will of God – and that’s exactly what we want… His Will for the First Church of Lacey.  So, the men will be gathering at the front of the church at 5 minutes before the start of service and will join in prayer for the Will of God for that day, and that week.

Calling all men!

Blessings to the Men!

 

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