Here are some resources that may be of interest to Christian Men seeking to be better sons, brothers, husbands, fathers and church members seeking to know more of God and His ways.
Scripture: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it (Eph 5:25). The purpose of the Men’s ministry is to prepare men as leaders in the Church of God by affording opportunities to discover and thereby exercise their God-given gifts and abilities.
The aim is to achieve a high percentage of participation by the men in our congregation. Our activities include public speaking and training, prayer groups, mentoring programs, social activities and doctrinal education. Through our doctrinal workshops, Men’s Christian Development Class (MCDC), and other program activities, we will contribute to the maturing of our congregation in the stature and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
This ministry has, and will continue to develop assertive and confident leaders. Men that will warmly receive constructive feedback in order to grow and develop their character; men that will take initiative and seek to serve in areas that are needed.
In addition, the Men’s Christian Development Class will be used as a platform to train and develop new speakers for the church.
Interested in Public Speaking? These tools have helped many Church of God members to overcome
their fear, prepare effectively, and deliver effective speeches and presentations!
(And the tongue-twisters are fun tools for sharpening your pronunciation)
Bible Studies given to Ambassador College students that covered a variety of topics, but most were related to pointing out qualities of Men and Women, dating, and developing Godly character.
- Recommended Book … Man of Steel and Velvet by Aubrey Andelin (1979)
“A woman’s security does not lie in money her partner earns.
She finds it in him as a person of character and dependability.” —Aubrey Andelin
1. Guide, protector, provider
2. Builder of society
The steel side of a man makes women and children feel secure. Arouses admiration of all. Makes women feel womanly.
1. Understands women
The velvet side of a man promotes good human relations among all people. Awakens love in women and children.
When a man has both Steel and Velvet qualities, it brings him peace, happiness and fulfillment.
- Interesting Images for Men’s Ministry
If by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!