Men's Groups

Ministry to Men at Peace Church

Mission Statement

The Mission of Ministry to Men at Peace Church is to nurture men as vibrant disciples for Jesus Christ.  Ministry to Men will provide an environment for men to grow in their faith walk, to unite them through vital relationships so they become godly influences in the world, godly husbands, fathers, and grandfathers for their families, for their church, and for the community, and to serve the spiritual needs of men helping them to live according to the Seven Values of the Cross:  Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Self Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.

Membership

All men in the church age 13 and older

Expectations

  • To commit to living our life according to God’s Word and His will.
  • To actively give our time and resources to support the mission of the Church.
  • To be a man of faith and prayer.
  • To do what is right, moral, and true.

 

Activities

†  Bible Study & Prayer

o   The Ministry to Men conducts weekly Monday night care group Bible studies from September through May.  The studies encourage men to grow spiritually, to establish significant friendships, and to reach out to other men.  Each study covers topics and issues that directly affect and interest men and helps men explore what God’s Word says about issues in their daily lives.

o   Pastor Prayer Team Network:  Men are praying daily for our pastor. 

†  Conferences & Seminars

o   The Ministry to Men sponsors annual trips to the Iron Sharpens Iron and Promise Keepers men’s conferences.  These events are designed to teach and equip men for service in the kingdom of God.

o   Marriage Seminars to encourage and support godly marriages and families.

o   Addressing the problems of pornography and sexual misconduct. 

†  Accountability Groups

o   The Ministry to Men has several men’s accountability quad groups that meet regularly to study God’s word and to pray and encourage each other.  Each member is held accountable by fellow Christian men in the group to live a Godly life.  (See the next section for the formation process.) 

†  Outreach

o   The Ministry to Men offers the opportunity to participate in service ministry in the church or the community, including Sports Teams and Prison Fellowship.  The Sports Teams provide an opportunity to participate in softball and golf.  The Prison Fellowship provides volunteers to conduct Bible studies with inmates in jail and prison.  Prison Fellowship also provides mentors to inmates released from correctional facilities to help them adjust back into society.

o   Partnering with high school- and college-age young men to provide mentoring. 

Accountability Group Formation Process 

Why a Men's Accountability Group?  (Exodus 17:9-16, Proverbs 27:17)

  • Men can trust their friends.
  • Men can pray for one another.
  • Men can receive help from one another.
  • Men must rally around the banner of the Lord.

 

Logistics

  • Agree on a time and place to meet.
  • Meet once a week.  It's critical that each man be able to attend all the meetings on a weekly basis.
  • Limit the size of the group to four men.

 

Select a Group Bible Study

  • Men of Integrity
  • Today in the Word
  • Spiritual Disciplines

 

Meeting Format Guidelines

  • Opening-10 minutes:  Socializing and fellowship.
  • Main-40 minutes:  Bible Study lesson, take turns being the facilitator.
  • Final-10 minutes: -Prayer requests and closing prayer by each member.
  • Confidentially Pledge:  What’s said within the group stays within the group.

 

Accountability Questions:

  1. Have you consistently spent time reading the Bible, in Bible Study, in prayer and in worship?  Are you growing spiritually?
  2. Are you actively seeking to reach any unsaved person through prayer and witnessing?
  3. Is your relationship with your spouse, your children, and your family right before God?  Have you been investing your time in their lives?
  4. Have you been with any person of the opposite sex in such a way that was inappropriate or could have looked to others as if you were using poor judgment?
  5. Are you harboring hate, jealousy, anger, or unforgiveness towards anyone at this time?
  6. Have you controlled your tongue, consistently being truthful with others, avoiding gossip, slander, profanity, and unnecessary harshness?
  7. Is there any activity or substance that currently has (or is beginning to have) an inappropriate, addictive control over your life?
  8. Have you avoided viewing any sexually explicit material and have you endeavored to maintain a pure thought life?
  9. Have you been honest with others and completely above reproach in all your financial dealings?
  10. Have you just been truthful in your response to these questions?

MEN'S MONDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY 

Recognizing our need for accountability and encouragement, we meet together on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. to dig into the Bible, using a variety of material. We also encourage one another through informal connections, getting together outside of regular meetings in order to pray with and encourage one another.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY GROUPS

There are also several smaller men's accountability/Bible study/prayer groups that meet on a regular basis. You can contact the church office @ office@peacechurch-cr.org and they will get you in touch with the Care Group leader.