Men's Ministry meets every Saturday in the Administrative Office building of Christ Emmanuel at 1225 E. McMillan Street (East Walnut Hills).
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m..
KINGDOM BUILDERS MINISTRY
“K a B o o M” - An explosive Men’s Ministry Toward Advancing The Kingdom of God
The vision of Christ Emmanuel’s Men’s Ministry is to see:
Men restored to wholeness and their rightful position in Christ Jesus as royal priestly sons in the kingdom of God.
Committed men – under the guidance of the Holy Ghost – Identify their lives with Christ Jesus and consistently walk in love, peace, obedience, wisdom , power, strength, authority and dominion in every aspect of their daily lives to the Glory of our Father in Heaven.
Men committed to the Spirit-directed leadership of Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship and to implementing and fulfilling the house vision to extend the Kingdom of God to their families, communities, and the urban centers of the world; to literally “turn this world up-side-down.”
The Mission of Christ Emmanuel’s Men’s Ministry is to:
Men’s Ministry Covenant Relationships
It is our hope and intention of the Men’s Ministry to see growth for each man in the areas of spiritual maturity and responsibility as it relates to one’s role as a son of God, brother, husband and father. The Men’s Ministry intends to promote these roles by establishing covenant relationships within our community. In order to develop a covenant relationship it requires a commitment from each participant to integrate faith, trust, transparency, accountability, kingdom principles and education. The Men’s Ministry perpetuates its commitment to covenant relationships by providing as atmosphere for study, open dialogue, personal exploration, and involvement in interpersonal relationships, spiritual awareness and growth which is conducive to help each man achieve his goals.
Our initial goals are to improve our relationship with God while striving to establish a covenant relationship with one another. It is our expectation that each man commits to maturing spiritually in the following ways:
Quiet Time – It is imperative that each of us deliberately set time aside to pray and commune with God. It is not just about talking to God but more importantly to listen to what He is revealing to us in order to advance our lives as well as the Kingdom.
Read – The best way to “abide in” Him is to read the Word. The Bible is not a book, it is a person. We must cultivate our relationship with the Father by eating the Word daily.
Church Attendance – It is important that each of us is on one accord by understanding the vision set by the Pastor. The best way for us to carry out the vision is to be in attendance at service so there won’t be any misunderstanding as to what direction we’re going.
Meetings – Make it a priority to be in attendance at the Men’s Ministry meeting. Your attendance is an expression of your level of commitment and your presence encourages others. Remember that we gain momentum and strength through our fellowship.
Responsibility for Relationships
As we endeavor to develop covenant relationships we must commit to being “all in”. The most important consideration in any relationship is for one to put others before him. Some areas to consider are:
Trust – Our community is not one based on secrets but rather integrity. As members in the covenant community it is our responsibility to maintain confidentiality as our agreed term of agreement.
Transparency – A culture of openness is crucial in terms of developing an honest relationship. Each of us is responsible for lowering his walls so that others are able to see the real you. This freedom contributes to an atmosphere of healing and understanding within our group.
Serve – Each of us must continue to seek opportunities to serve one another. Challenge yourself by proactively inconveniencing yourself to help others. Jesus did not come to be served but to “serve”.
Love – We must desire to exemplify the character of Jesus by loving one another. Identify opportunities to forgo your own desires so that others can get what he needs. Remember there is no greater love that to give your life for a friend.
Support – Too often men have a tendency to hold thins in as a result of pride. Encourage each other to share his trials and concerns and be available for others in his time of need.
Accountability – Once trust is established one is more apt to open up and share his true thoughts and feelings. As a covenant community we must agree to carefully, listen to one another’s issues with compassion so that we may be better able to engage with encouragement and support. This process includes sincere follow up via meetings and phone calls.
Guidance – Every solution to our issues are found in God’s word. As we walk with one another, agree tp always use the Word as a reference before sharing an opinion or experience.
NO ONE CARES HOW MUCH YOU KNOW, BEFORE HE KNOWS HOW MUCH YOU CARE.
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