Vision, Values and Goals

Vision

Our mission is to train men to pursue vibrant faith in Jesus Christ, understand and obey Scripture, develop healthy relationships and embrace their role as leaders in the home, church and community.

read-300x163Our ministry to men is built around a no-nonsense approach to personal Bible study, formal instruction, small group accountability, mentoring and fellowship. As Christian men, we intend to grow deep in our relationship with God and lead our homes, church and community toward Christ and for His glory.

Goals

To achieve our mission, we focus on the following goals:

  1. Maturity – We strive to help each man understand his identity and purpose in Christ through instruction that challenges men to understand and live in obedience to the Word of God.
  2. Support – We strive to create an atmosphere that fosters encouragement, accountability and bonds of trust.
  3. Readiness – We strive to prepare men to lead in the church, community and home.
  4. Tools – We strive to develop or provide Christ-honoring resources that aid men in their spiritual journey.

“The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2Timothy 2:2 (NASB)

Values

As Christian men mature in their faith, we believe the following values will be evident:

  1. Devotion:
    Devotion to God involves knowing, loving and obeying God in all areas of life. A life of devotion is expressed in praise, worship and enjoyment of God.
  2. Initiative:
    Biblical manhood starts with a decision to reject spiritual and social passivity. This is especially true when doing nothing is the more comfortable and natural option.
  3. Responsibility:
    Men have a God-given, unique calling to accept responsibility (Genesis 3:9). Responsibility is neither a right nor a burden. It is a duty given by God. As men, our responsibilities revolve around three primary areas of life:

    • Obedience – We are called to obey God’s revealed will in the Scriptures.
    • Mission – We are called to work in our vocation, in our home, in our church and in our community.
    • Relationship – We are called to live in the context of healthy (as opposed to exploitive or non-existent) relationships. If married, we are called to love our wives like Christ loved the church.
  4. Leadership:
    Leading courageously means leading with truth rather than surrendering to feelings.

    • Godly leadership is servant leadership. (Luke 22:26; Ephesians 5:23, 25; Matthew 7:12)
    • Godly leadership is not authoritarian or self-aggrandizing. It does not assume Christ’s authority but advocates for it.
    • Godly leadership is not patronizing or condescending. It does not presume superiority, but mobilizes the strengths of others.
    • Godly leadership is courageous. It steps out to lead when it’s not easy to do so.
  5. Perspective:
    Godly men have an eternal perspective. For many, life is simply a matter of miserable, hard work with no joy and no happiness. The call to biblical manhood is not intended to be burdensome! (1John 5:3; Hebrews 12:1-2.) Godly men serve with the anticipation of a great reward. (Hebrews 11:24-26; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 1 Timothy 4:8; 6:6) The mature Christian man understands the concept of delayed gratification and staying the course set forth in God’s Word with faith. Christ is our joy and fulfillment, rather than the immediate pleasures offered by society.