Men’s Group – Having a Vision for YOUR WORLD

Tom SmithMen's Ministry

Greetings Men – It is hard to believe that we started our Spring Semester spending two weeks watching the movie “COURAGEOUS”, and then 10 weeks watching the series by Dennis Rainey called “STEPPING UP: COURAGEOUS MANHOOD”. I don’t know about you men, but this session has convicted me to the core! I think it is amazing how our God tied … Read More

Men’s Group – Having a Vision

Tom SmithMen's Ministry

Greetings Men – Last week, we talked about “PLANNING & PROVIDING”. In order to do either of these things, we need to ask the question “Planning and providing for WHAT?” If we cannot answer this question, then planning and providing is going to be nearly impossible? Back when I was working for a living as an Information Technology Project Manager, … Read More

Men’s Group: Servant Leadership

Tom SmithMen's Ministry

Greetings Men – One of the advantages of growing “more senior” in years is that you have a broader perspective on life. For those of you who remember “The Beatles” (and for those of you who don’t – Google them), you will no doubt know this song. When the Beatles were in their heyday in the late 1960’s, I could … Read More

Men’s Group – Taking Initiative

Tom SmithMen's Ministry

Greetings Men – First, let me say me again say thanks to all of you men who “Stepped Up” this weekend to help with the Women’s Conference. For the 530 or so ladies that attended, it was a real blessing to see men serving by handing out lunches and water bottles, keeping the coffee bar supplied with over 700 cups … Read More

Men’s Group – Standing Firm

Tom SmithMen's Ministry

Greetings Men – Each of us are born – gifted from God – with unique talents, gifts and abilities. Some folks can sing beautifully, excel at sports, speak eloquently, paint beautiful pictures, sculpt, etc. When I think of these folks, I think of the words in Psalm 139:13-14 – “For You Oh Lord created my inmost being; You knit me … Read More

Men’s Group – Manhood, Mentor and Patriarch

Tom SmithMen's Ministry

Greetings Men – Last week, we talked about 2 of the 5 “steps” in our “Stepping Up: A Call To Courageous Manhood” series. This week, we will cover 3 more “steps” – Manhood, Mentor and Patriarch. Everything so far has been background for what we will get into next week – “The Power To Step Up”. This is where the … Read More

Men’s Group – STEPPING UP – A Call to Courageous Manhood

Tom SmithMen's Ministry

Greetings Men! This may seem like a rhetorical question, but how many of you MEN went through boyhood and adolescence? I trust you all did! Do you remember when your BOYHOOD stage ended and your ADOLESCENT stage began? Do you remember when your ADOLESCENT stage ended… and again I trust it has for all of you! Life is a series … Read More

Men’s Group: STEPPING UP Session 1: A Call to Courage

Tom SmithMen's Ministry

Greetings Men – I hope you guys enjoyed the past two weeks of watching the movie ‘COURAGEOUS’ as much as I did. Many of you who said you had even seen it before, enjoyed seeing it again even more! It was a great segway to our first session tomorrow night – A Call To Courage. Not to mention that it … Read More

Men’s Group – Courageous – Part 2

Tom SmithMen's Ministry

Greetings Men – Two of the favorite things my bride and I like to do are to: Watch OLD movies – and I am talking about movies made before 1950 – (no offense to those of us who were born before 1950 :)). Many of them teach great moral lessons, and if we were teaching school today, and it if … Read More

Men’s Group – Courageous Men!

Tom SmithMen's Ministry

Greetings Men – It is finally the time of year when we start our “SPRING” semester of Men’s Group. This year, we are doing something very different, but I truly believe it will be a HUGE encouragement to you all. As some of you know, I love history. The period of time that is my favorite is the beginning and … Read More