Friday, June 22, 2018

Men’s Leadership Training and Discipleship

A year ago a large percentage of men from our beloved congregation at Lake Country Bible Church prayerfully decided to make a commitment to Track 1 of a new Men’s Leadership Training and Discipleship ministry.  The basis of this ministry flows out of many passages of Scripture.  Such as 2 Timothy 2:2, And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach othersMatthew 28:18-20, ...teach them to observe all that I commanded you; and Colossians 1:28, .... that we may present every man mature in Christ- to name but a few texts.

The specific goal(s) of this ministry was to encourage each brother to be God's kind of man.  A man of the Word and of prayer.  A doctrinally sound member.  A courageous churchman. And for many of us, more exemplary husbands.  Faithful lay leaders are the backbone of any local church.

We have now come to the final stretch of this mini-Marathon. Saturday is our final session before “summer break.” I am asking the Holy Spirit to help these dear brothers to finish strong and to not take a seat on the final lap.

Pastorally and personally I am grateful for the faithfulness, the wise insights, the small group sessions, and for the personal commitment of these believers.

Because He’s worth it,

Pastor C

1 Timothy 4:7b-8; Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 

2 Timothy 2:15, Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth

Proverbs 27:17; Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.