Iron Sharpens Iron!
St. John's 3M: Men’s Ministry Matters is intentional about helping men connect with other men to hear God’s calling upon us. God calls men to bring his unique gifts to their careers, friendships, families and to their church. Men are a strength for each other as God works in our journey. At St. John’s we want to increase the opportunities for men to connect; the ultimate goal is that more and more men will be better connected to Jesus and some will connect to Jesus for the first time!
Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers is a LIFEGroup of St. John’s 3M: Men’s Ministry Matters. We are a group of men dedicated to encouraging each other in faith and in life as we are banded together with our Brother Jesus. We desire to come alongside each other to help in times of
difficulty and to celebrate what God is doing in great times. We meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 PM.
Band of Brothers includes men of various ages, backgrounds and perceptions called to be grown by God in a deepening relationship with Jesus. Although we are on the same journey, we are not all at the same place along the path. We are not about productivity and immediate results; we are about the process that God is working in each of us. We aren't concerned with moving others to our point of view, level of maturity, philosophy or political direction. We believe in pointing each other to Jesus, that he may bring about change in his time and with his methods as we marvel at his work.
Because our group desires to bring him glory, we are committed to honest discussion that only reflects positively on our Lord. We are committed to resolving conflict peacefully, quickly and face to face. We usually begin in small groups catching up on the lives of each other and praying for one another. Then our Wednesday night time together is spent in conversation around a chosen topic.
As a group we select a topic for discussion that participants want to dig into together. We have enjoyed Christian books such as John Eldredge’s, Wild at Heart, Richard J. Foster’s, Celebration of Discipline and Stu Weber’s, Four Pillars of a Man’s Heart. We also study books of the Bible and have recently enjoyed the Book of Romans and the Gospel of John.
What we discuss stays inside the group (confidentially), and we believe appropriate humor is exceptionally healthy and healing!
Band of Brothers gets many opportunities to serve our community as well. We have spent time as a group performing maintenance work on the homes of elderly members of St. John’s and have served meals at the Denver Rescue Mission. Countless times we have helped people move their belongings from one residence to another. We seek out opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus for those who do not have a circle of friends or family in the area.
Starting off in 2015!
Again in 2015, Band of Brothers is meeting on Wednesday nights in Pastor Stephen's office from 7:00 to 8:30pm. As a LIFEGroup for men, we are studying through the book, Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, The Respect He Desperately Needs. Pick up a copy on Amazon. Kindle costs are best if you have a tablet. Whether you're in a romantic relationship now, hope to be soon, are still analyzing why a relationship went south, or want to be a resource to others who want the best from a relationship, this book is a powerful help from a grace perspective.