The Praise Zone Men’s Ministry objective is to provide opportunities for men to gather to learn from God and from each other how to fulfill His purposes for our lives. Our gatherings, Bible Study sessions, Retreats, Conferences, Seminars, and Small Groups reflect and include the core values of the church based on the Bible.
The goals are to encourage men to love the Lord with all their hearts, minds, souls and strength, and to be the spiritual leaders of their homes, servants of the church family and the community at large. “Embracing People” by modeling the way for those that need a guiding light at home, in the community, in the workplace and in the house of worship.
These aforementioned goals will be met as the men of Praise Zone fully engage themselves in the men’s ministry, conducting outreach, soul-winning and kingdom building, while establishing and/or maintaining a true and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord through prayer, “Praising God”, and the building of strong faith through the power of the Holy Spirit by the daily reading and study of God’s Word. Secondly, our goals will be met, as we build and/or maintain strong Godly Character through Deliverance, Integrity, along with accountability one with another through the Men’s Ministry and our daily living. The Bible says: The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholds him with his hand. —-Psalm 37:23-24.Third, the Praise Zone Men’s Ministry will achieve it’s goals by assisting our men with the assumption of their spiritual role of leadership beginning at home, then the church, the community and then the workplace. Accomplishing this by being true obedient servant leaders of our savior Jesus Christ and sharing our faith throughout our communities, the world and “Changing Lives” in the process.BrotherhoodWe affirms that the Scriptures declare reconciliation must precede worship (Matthew 5:23-24); and that where brothers live in unity, there the Lord bestows His blessing, even life for evermore (Psalm 133:1,3).
Jesus said that all people will know we are his disciples if we love one another (John 13:35). Therefore, we resolve to become to each other what we want the church to become. We seek to become a visible demonstration of what is happening in the kingdom of heaven. In unity, we affirm that in the Scriptures Jesus prayed for His followers to become one, just as He and the Father are one. "May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me…" (John 17:22-23). There is one body, one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all (Ephesians 4:4-6). Therefore, we declare before God that there is but one men’s ministry, and it belongs to God. We have no agenda but God; and no agenda but God’s.
We seek to become one in fellowship and purpose while remaining many parts in practice (1 Corinthians 12). In Mission, We affirm that the Scriptures command us to make disciples of all people by “EMBRACING PEOPLE” with a credible offer of the gospel in our pursuit of “CHANGING LIVES”, exhorting them to pursue a love for and knowledge of God and the passion for “PRAISING GOD”. Teaching them to obey everything Christ commanded, and equipping them for spiritual service in the home, church, workplace, and community. Therefore, we seek to do together what none of us could do alone to reach the men of America. We will each endeavor to develop and coordinate our plans and strategies to "point all the arrows in the same direction" so that what we do together will be greater than what any of us could do alone.
We commit to and accept the mandate for servant leadership given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 20:24-28, and in Luke 22:24-30. It is clear that only by committing to and living out the model of Jesus Christ will we be able to live the values of brotherhood, unity, and mission. Jesus never sought to lord over another and demonstrated that the first qualification of leadership begins with serving. Servant leadership allows us to trust the Christ that we see in others and begin to live in brotherhood. As can be seen in I Kings 12:1-9, servant leadership produces unity and it is the unity that allows the mission of making disciples to be accomplished. We affirm that our appreciation for and response to the mandate for servant leadership is foundational to our ability to commit to the values of brotherhood, unity, and mission.
Our 2018 journey to Authentic Manhood as modeled by Jesus in His 33 years on earth Men's Bible Study and video series will begin Saturday, April 17, 2018. We will meet Saturdays 8:30 - 10:00 am. For details and registration, click the "2018 Men's Bible Study" hyperlink above. Below is a video...Imagine What Could Be...