It seems strange to me to start an article with a question, but I’ve been accused of stranger things, so here goes. What do men enjoy? After eleven years of being in Immanuel’s Men’s Ministry, three things have consistently popped up.
First is food! No doubt about that. And our Men’s Ministry has plenty of it every week! And it’s man food that guys love, make and bring themselves. (Well, maybe not without a little help at times but we still give them the credit). Food like chili, meatballs, and sandwiches – whatever is simple. Did I mention donuts are often a topping?
Second is fellowship. When men eat, they talk, (yes, maybe with their mouths full). But don’t try to get a visual image of that. The point is REAL conversation takes place – especially when a man is willing to share what’s going on in his life with other men who usually have the same things going on in theirs.
Third is Spiritual feeding. I have found that men WANT to be who Jesus wants them to be – for Jesus, for themselves, for their families and for the others around them.
To that end, or should I say as our exciting beginning, this Fall our Men’s Ministry group is presenting a series by Dr. Tony Evans called “Kingdom Man: Every Man’s Destiny, Every Woman’s Dream”. It explains how being a man of God will appeal to those around us – to our wives, our families, our world, and our LORD!
Men – feel free to come because of the food. I can assure you before it is done you will be fed in a much more “nourishing” way.
God bless you men and I hope to see you on Wednesday nights this Fall.
Preparing for Sunday
Kingdom Principles: On Perfection (Matthew 19:16-22)
Grace: A Word Every Relationship Needs (Genesis 3:15-17)
Women’s Ministry – Choose from 4 Fall Bible Studies
Information available on the tables.
Sign up Sunday at the Welcome Center
Women’s Missionary Fellowship
September 10, 12:30 p.m.
Join us in the Fellowship Hall for our WMF Fall Kickoff! We will enjoy a soup & salad lunch, spend time in prayer for both foreign and domestic missions, and hear what God has been doing through one of our missionary families! If you are not currently involved with a WMF Home Group, you are more than welcome to attend! For more information, please see Marcie Romig or Sarah Feiler.
Clubs start September 13!
• 4 yr olds Teacher (curriculum provided)
• 4 yr olds Assistant (no planning needed)
• We always welcome more Small Group Leaders for 1st-6th graders (no planning needed)
Sunday, September 10, 6:30 p.m.
We will be voting on the Student Ministires Pastoral Candidate, Mike Srisam-ang. Mike’s candidate profile and doctrinal statement will be available Sunday
Wednesday Night Activities will resume on Sept. 13. Please make a note of the new time: 6:45 – 8:15