Comments from our friends:
MAN has accompanied us throughout this process and we can truly say that we have seen amazing changes in our ministry to men. There is much more involvement, we have stronger event participation and we established small groups where discipleship is being nurtured. Overall, Men’s Ministry is moving forward and is now a strong anchor in our church. What was (and continues to be) most impressive is how MAN responds quickly to our needs & requests and how pro-active they are in anticipating what we need most. I strongly recommend MAN to every Men’s Ministry. They are such a blessing and encouragement!
Then I heard about the R3 conferences in our region and the first one that I attended blew my mind. Within 15 minutes from sitting in on the first keynote speaker, I had already heard directly from God that I needed to get ready for His calling me into ministry and retirement. The Excitement and purpose that I was infused with changed me and gave me hope that God had something for us. After the speakers and breakout classes I met Brandon Aldridge from the Ministry Alliance Network, and discovered about their offer to Mentor and support churches to build up Men’s Ministry. We began to meet as a team and conference with James Steiner and Brandon, and we took on a new momentum. Over time we took on new ideas, new understanding, redefinition of our roles, trust, and perspective. They have always been there for us, very creative, energetic, available and supportive to what we sense God wants us to do. Our events took on a new life, and we started to reach out to our community and appear relevant and interesting to those we we’re reaching out to.
Although we have grown a lot, we still have a long way to go, but we have a new vision!